Category Archives: New Arrivals

New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 19 – 25, 2014

New Arrivals I picked up two short story collections this week. Nebula Awards Showcase 2012  edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel [PYR Books 2012 trade paperback, new] – and – Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro [PYR Books 2013 … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 12 – 18, 2014

We’ve had warm, even hot, weather; so it’s been a good time to get outdoors, especially into the garden, which is looking very nice just now. New Arrivals One special book this time. Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds edited by Greg Bear … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, May 5 – 11, 2014

We’ve had very nice Spring weather, slightly cool and wet, but typical for Portland, and it’s moving into the mid 70s and on to the low 80s this coming week. New Arrivals Two books this time, one because Bill Crider … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, April 28 – May 4, 2014

New Arrivals Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here it was enchiladas, tacos, refried beans, Mexican rice and, of course, a bottle of Pacifico. In the past week we’ve had some rain, some sun, we bought plants, but other than things from … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, April 21 – 27, 2014

New Arrivals The final Duncton book has arrived, and that’s the end to them, except for the reading. Also a classic mystery for me, a couple of dark thrillers for Barbara’s birthday, and a gift from afar. Duncton Stone by William … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, April 14 – 20, 2014

New Arrivals I continue to gather the Dunction books, plus a mystery I bought because of a Friday Forgotten Books review. The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude [The British Library 2014 paperback,  purchased new] – mystery, originally published in 1935. … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, April 7 – 13, 2014

New Arrivals Two books this time, and they couldn’t be more different. Duncton Tales by William Horwood [Harper Collins Publishers UK 1991 hardcover, purchased used] – fantasy-adventure, allegorical novel featuring a community of moles. The books are of a kind with Wind … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, March 31 – April 6, 2014

New Arrivals Three books plus a pamphlet. One of the books is a hold-over from Left Coast Crime, one bought as a result of a Friday Forgotten Books post, the other new from a favorite publisher. Death Rides the Zephyr by … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, March 17 – 30, 2014

New Arrivals Oh yes, we have new arrivals. Mysteries and more mysteries. It’s what happens when you go to a mystery convention. note: we saw and got a lot of self published books. People who self publish need to proof, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, March 10 – 16, 2014

New Arrivals I was listening to the program Here and Now on public radio about a week ago and there was a very good segment on visiting Eudora Welty’s home in Jackson, Mississippi. The piece had recordings of Welty speaking … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, March 3 – 9, 2014

New Arrivals Ah, a flurry of goodness. Firstly, I now have the complete set – I already have volume 1 – of the MacBride & Kennedy collected stories. All three with an introduction by Evan Lewis. Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, February 24 – March 2, 2014

New Arrivals It’s all science fiction this time! I very much enjoyed the short story collection Constellation, Vol. 1 by Lee & Miller [Thanks again to Carl Anderson at Stainless Steel Droppings for the review that led me to it!] so I decided to … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, February 17 – 23, 2014

Reading, watching Winter Olympics, walking in the rain, sipping hot cocoa with little marshmallows on it, reading blogs, planning for Spring in the garden, quilt planning, chores and errands. The days are packed. How did I ever have time for … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, February 10 – 16, 2014

Again, No New Arrivals. I’m reading between watching the Winter Olympics (but starting to get burned out on the coverage and commercials). Yesterday we went for a rainy walk by the Willamette River, which is as high as we’ve seen … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, February 3 – 9, 2014

No New Arrivals. The weather here had been cold and clear, but a storm came in Wednesday and it turned from sprinkles to snow by Thursday and kept snowing straight through the weekend. No, it’s not the amount of snow … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, January 27 – February 2, 2014

We put in a half dozen dwarf conifers in a new “conifer bed”, first amending the soil and after planting we added Hemlock bark. Also, I’ve had some dental work, with another visit next week. Yipee. New Arrivals Well lookie … Continue reading

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New Arrivals and Current Reading, January 20 – 26, 2014

New Arrivals I got Lance of Earth and Sky and Shield of Sea and Space by Erin Hoffman, the second and third volumes of the Chaos Knight trilogy. Current Reading I read the three books in the Chaos Knight trilogy: Erin Hoffman’s Sword of Fire and Sea, Lance … Continue reading

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New Arrivals & Current Reading, January 14 – 20, 2014

New Arrivals Nothing again, and that’s my intent. Every week I go without buying a book is good, as I have enough. I may change this Monday post to current reading. Current Reading I’ve been watching the football playoffs (Go … Continue reading

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New Arrivals & Current Reading, January 7 – 13, 2014

New Arrivals Zilch. There might be a book coming, not sure. Current Reading Finished The Worlds of Edgar Rice Borroughs and am halfway through Back in the Garden with Dulcy, both previously mentioned here. What new did you get, what have you been 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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