Category Archives: short stories

Current Reading, February 9 – 15, 2015

I didn’t read as much this last week. I finished the short story collection Lights In the Deep by Brad Torgerson, which I’d been reading for the last few weeks, a story here and there. I rate as just okay. Torgerson has some … Continue reading

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Current Reading, February 2 – 8, 2015

From the this last library came Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the book on which was based the current film of the same name. For any who haven’t already heard, it’s about Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, whose B-24 bomber went down in the … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 26 – February 1, 2015

I read Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan, the second in the Lady Trent series. While I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as the first book, I’m looking forward to the third, which will be out in March. Also this week … Continue reading

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Current Reading, January 19 – 25, 2015

I finished A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan. I liked it pretty much, so I got the second in the series, Tropic of Serpents from the library a few days ago. It was also good though I did skim … Continue reading

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ffb: The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus

this is the 124th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus ed. by Brian W. Aldiss Penguin 1973 mass market paperback This is the paperback I got at River City Books that … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading October 7 – 13, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: I had a nightmare last night. I was trying to buy some books to complete a series by some author, but every time I saw the couple of books I needed, I was stopped by the forceful voice in … 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 16 – 22, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: It’s been good reading weather. There are several books on the way, here’s what showed up this last week, including one at the very last moment.  H. B. Fyfe Resurrected, The Works of Horace Brown Fyfe edited by Greg … 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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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 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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FFB: The Cobra, King of Detectives by Richard B. Sale

this is the 108th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Cobra – The King of Detectives by Richard B. Sale – stories © 1934, 1935, this collection © 2009, Altus Press 2009 trade paper, short story collection, mystery pulp reprint, with … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading March 4 – 10, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS: A few things this time, all in a series, and you can blame George Kelley (I do) for some of these arriving at my home. The reasons for the rest are elucidated below. This is what I meant … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading February 25 – March 3, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS – not a thing this week. There have been enough lately, and there always seems to be something in the pipeline, so this week is more of a relief than a disappointment. CURRENT READING – lots to say here. … Continue reading

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