Category Archives: Non-fiction

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 and Current Reading, June 16 – 22, 2014

New Arrivals First a pre-order came, then one for a Friday Forgotten Book post, then… Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) [Orbit June 2014 hardcover, purchased new] – science fiction. This is the fourth … Continue reading

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ffb: The Uncomplaining Corpses

this is the 128th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Uncomplaining Corpses by Brett Halliday (Davis Dresser) © 1940, Dell 1957 mass market paperback, mystery, 3rd Mike Shayne. This Dell edition of the third in the series … Continue reading

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ffb: Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf

this is the 127th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf by Algis Budrys © 1985, Southern Illinois University Press 1985 hardcover, non-fiction, critical reviews, Galaxy Magazine, 1964-1971 Most of what needs to be said about … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading September 30 – October 6, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: After my good behavior of one book a week or less for a while, then a batch of mysteries last week, I’ve gone a bit overboard. Bad me. Here’s the arrivals: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading September 9 – 15, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: It was really hot, setting records, or with highs not seen since the 1940s. Then it was really nice for a few days. Now it’s thunder showers and chilly. Variety is the spice, they say. For a change, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading September 2 – 8, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: It’s gotten cool and wet here, a nice break for the garden and us before the final hot days of Summer later in the month.Wonderful weather, gardening, various outings have kept us busy, but I’ve taken time for … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading July 29 – August 4, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: It continues to be hot here, the hottest, driest summer in a decade. Both our water and electric bills will soar; it’s a good thing there are plenty of books here to read for free! The Post Office … Continue reading

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FFB: Stolen Season: A Journey Through America and Baseball’s Minor Leagues

this is the 114th in my series of seldom read or forgotten books Stolen Season: A Journey Through America and Baseball’s Minor Leagues by David Lamb © 1992, Warner Books 1992 hardcover, non-fiction, autobiography, baseball Stolen Season chronicles journalist-writer David Lamb’s summer immersing … Continue reading

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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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Phantoms on the Bookshelves by Jacques Bonnet

Phantoms on the Bookshelves by Jacques Bonnet © 2012, Overlook Press 2012 hardcover – translated from French by Siân Reynolds – non-fiction essays, reminiscences about books, personal libraries and people The review I read made this sound irresistible, suggesting this is a book … Continue reading

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FFB: Helmet for My Pillow

this is the 90th in my series of seldom read or forgotten books Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie © 1957, this edition: Bantam 2010 trade paperback, non-fiction, WWII autobiographical A war “classic” I’d not read. This one takes Leckie from his … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading

Two New Arrivals this week, both as a result of a July 3, 2012 post by James Reasoner on his blog Rough Edges. James has been posting older war films for the Tuesday “forgotten films” meme hosted by Todd Mason. A … Continue reading

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book review: World War II Remembered

World War II Remembered by the Residents of Kendal at Hanover © 2012, University Press of New England, 2012 trade paperback, non-fiction, autobiography We saw a brief piece on this on the NBC Nightly News a couple of months ago and were both … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, March 5 – 11, 2012

After last week’s landslide of books, things have settled down a good deal. There had been a good deal of talk about reading Ed McBain, especially 87th Precinct books, for Friday Forgotten Books, and I admit I had none. That’s … Continue reading

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