Category Archives: books

FFB: Summer Reading List

Most of the books shown and discussed below are either forgotten or seldom read. A couple of them are new within the last year, but not the majority of them. So I’m counting this as this week’s Friday Forgotten Book … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading June 3 – 9, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: In addition to the artwork that I’ve been filling the blog with the last few days, I did get three books. Abaddon’s Gate by James S. Corey [Orbit Books 2013 trade paperback, new] – science fiction novel – … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading May 27 – June 2, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Just two things this time. After Carl Vincent’s posts about Spectrum Fantasy Art Live last year and this, I wanted to take a browse through the Spectrum annuals I have. I saw that I’d fallen behind, so ordered … Continue reading

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At Last – Bookcases (and a functioning room around them)

It’s been 5 months since we started the hunt for more bookcases to hopefully get the rest of the books onto shelves. Those books have been in boxes, in stacks, in closets. The shelves are in, and books have been … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Jack Vance

An outstanding author has left us. I read my first Vance, The Dragon Masters in 1961 or so, and kept on reading his stuff when I happened to come across it. I have a couple of things here I’ve either not … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading May 20 – 26, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS:      I went to Robert’s Books in Lincoln City while we were over on the coast for a few days. I had a list, mostly of some Mike Shayne novels I’m still missing, of which Robert’s had … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading May 13 – 19, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Again, just one new book, I’d pre-ordered it some time ago. The Human Division by John Scalzi [TOR 2013 hardcover, new] – science fiction novel – first released in ‘chapters’ as connected e-stories now combined with some added … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading May 6 – 12, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Just one new book and one library book. I’m expecting a couple of things, but not for  another week or two. The Doctor of Pimlico by William Le Queux [Oleander Press 2013 UK jacketed trade paperback, new] – … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading April 29 – May 5, 2013

I’m finding more and more things at the library lately, between our Multnomah County system and the neighboring Clackimas County one. With two county systems to draw from, plus inter-loan should it become necessary, we’re finding quite a lot of … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading April 22 – 29, 2013

We’ve had smashing weather here the last week or more. This is the best April in Portland, OR in many a year. NEW ARRIVALS: Two gifts this time and not much else, which is fine as way too much has … Continue reading

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FFB: Guest Post by Jeff Meyerson: Killing Castro by Lawrence Block

A special treat this week! A guest post by the widely traveled, read and appreciated Jeff Meyerson. This is Jeff’s first guest post for Bullhorn. Killing Castro by Lawrence Block (originally published as Fidel Castro Assassinated as by Lee Duncan … Continue reading

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A Booking Story

It’s always a lot of fun to go booking, to browse through one or more used book stores. It doesn’t matter the weather or the time of day, wandering around in a used book store is just good for the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading April 15 – 21, 2013

I’ve heard a lot about people receiving damaged books from Amazon. It had only happened to me once before,  several years ago, until this last week. The box was really beat up, one corner almost torn open. The box came … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading April 8 – 14, 2013

After some beautiful Spring weather, it got pretty rainy – we needed it – so I got some extra reading time in. NEW ARRIVALS:  After last week’s Doc Savage overload, things have calmed down considerably. Two books I’d been waiting for … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading April 1 – 7, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: Quite a week! Lots of arrivals, all of a kind. Sometimes mentions and memories of things – a book, an author, a subject – pile up to that last straw point. It happened to me and here is the … Continue reading

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FFB: Brand of the Black Bat by Norman A. Daniels

this is the 110th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Brand of the Black Bat by Norman A. Daniels © 1939 (July 1939 issue of Black Book Detective – issue shown below) this edition: Altus Press 2010 trade paper, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading March 25 – 31, 2013

Spring fever has my wife firmly in it’s grip. After seeing an article in Sunset magazine on Dahlias, she found a nearby specialty dahlia nursery and off we went, bringing home a bag on tubers. Where I’m going to put them, … Continue reading

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FFB: The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers

this is the 109th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Chinese Parrot by Biggers, Earl Derr © 1926, this copy: Bantam Books mass market paperback, mystery, 2nd Charlie Chan I decided to read (or re-read in some cases) the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading March 18 – 24, 2013

After having no Friday Forgotten Book post this last Friday, here I am with a skimpy NA-CR post. Sorry, that’s just how it is at the moment. NEW ARRIVALS: None. Not even anything from the library. CURRENT READING: I read … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading March 11 – 17, 2013

It’s beginning to look like Spring here, with Daffodils and Forsythia blooming and buds and new growth on many shrubs and trees. Spring – it’s good! NEW ARRIVALS: After last week’s bonanza of stuff, it was inevitable, and desirable, that … Continue reading

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