Category Archives: Humor

Identifies posts intended to be funny, sarcastic, or otherwise less than completely serious.

ffb: Biblioholism by Tom Raabe

this is the 150th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  Biblioholism by Tom Raabe, Fulcrum Publishing 1991 – trade paper, nonfiction “Do you have a bookstore problem?” This book is intended to be humorous – or is it? There is … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading December 23 – 29, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: This is the Christmas edition of NACR, so it’s no surprise that these are gifts from and to Barbara and me. I have a habit of buying things months ahead and asking Barbara to put them away for Christmas, … Continue reading

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say, is that…

Is that John Boehner reflected in the mirror, plotting the GOP takeover of, well, something or other? No, probably not, since the cover illustration on this Avon Murder Mystery Monthly is decades old, but still, take a look at that … Continue reading

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FFB: Toujours Provence

this is the 76th in my series of forgotten books Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle, published by Alfred Knopf 1991 hardcover (second of two volumes in two book boxed set) National bestseller taking up where his beloved A Year In Provence left … Continue reading

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New Arrivals February 21-27, 2011

Note: New Arrivals is a day early this week to make room for my entry in the Scarry Night flash fiction challenge, which will be posted Monday morning. After a zero week last time, I’ve got 10 this time. Here … Continue reading

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New Arrivals August 16 – 29

Two weeks worth this time, I was in Portland for nearly a week, so I didn’t post a New Arrivals last week. Here are the things I got before and during that trip, and a few that came after I … Continue reading

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Nomads of the Burning Quicksand Jungle Swamp Death Demon Crime Gunsel Secret Masters of the Forbidden Sky!

…and that doesn’t begin to cover it. I’m in pretty big trouble here, and it’s the kind of trouble that’s put a big grin on my face. Remember that scene in the old western, the one where the sidekick crumples … Continue reading

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The Joy of Discovery

Note: This post constitutes the 20th in a series of Friday Forgotten Books, this time in the form of a brief memoir about discovering books. For more Friday Forgotten Books, see Patti Abbott’s blog. There are few things more pleasing to readers … Continue reading

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Huh? What’s THAT thing?

Okay, so I changed my “gravitar”, that little picture next to my name, or at the end or beginning of a comment, or whatever, when I post here or on other WordPress sites. For some reason known only to itself, … Continue reading

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Can You Feel the Jungle?

This is the 20th in a series of Friday Forgotten Books stuff The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny 2 CD collection of the greatest music from Martin Denny Capitol Compact Disc CDP 7243 8 38374 2 7   120 minutes … Continue reading

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The Shame of the Book Addict

We all have the problem, don’t we? More books than shelf space. More books than we have time to read. It may be that due to reading speed (or lack of it, actually), other demands on our time, more books … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Getting Old(er)

I had a birthday recently. There are times of the year when we all think about time passing, New Year’s Day, the beginning of a new calendar year, is one. The changing of the seasons. Birthdays, as much because there … Continue reading

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Spitting Image

I don’t watch much baseball during the season – perhaps a handful of games – but when the playoffs come around I pay attention, especially when southern California teams are involved, as are the L.A. Dodgers and Anaheim Angels this … Continue reading

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27 Years ago today…

October 1, 1982: Sony sold the first CD players to the public. Once upon a time cassettes were the preferred method of storing music. And yet cassettes sucked. Tapes easily wore out after repeated use, they were prone to kraken-like tangles, and … Continue reading

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Bookaholic Confessions

There’s a great column over at SF Signal by Scott Cupp on the pain of book addiction, something to which many of us can relate. Geek with (Lots of) Books SF Signal is also on the blogroll (at right) Hat tip to … Continue reading

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