- Happy Thanksgiving!
- Wednesday Short Stories from Three Collections / Anthologies
- Forgotten stories: That’s a LOT of stories & pages!
- Wednesday short story: “Crooked Souls” by Dashiell Hammett
- FFB: Maigret Hesitates by Georges Simenon
- FFB: I Go Pogo by Walt Kelly
- Birthday Goodness
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Monthly Archives: October 2015
this is the 198th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Top 10 by Alan Moore, writer and Gene Ha artist, DC, 2001-2002, 2 hardcover graphic novels (Part One and Part Two), police procedural / fantasy. Collects issues 1-12 of the comic … Continue reading
I had a birthday, so, some books and a CD came my way. The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton [Thomas & Mercer, 2015 trade paper, new] – mystery. The first Detective Lavender mystery. A review drew me in, … Continue reading
Yes, today. Seven decades. Whew.
If you thought last week was slow, this past one was nearly non-existent in terms of reading. I dropped off my glasses for new lenses. Instead of two days it took all week. In the meantime I took the library books back for someone … Continue reading
I expected to have my glasses on my face by now. My new ones. The last time I got new lenses I dropped the old glasses off on Monday morning and picked up the glass with new lenses installed on … Continue reading
This happens every year or so, the last time was nearly 18 months ago. My eyeglass prescription changes enough that I need new glasses. So I have to surrender my glasses for three or four days or so to have … Continue reading
It’s been slow going this week. I’m creeping through The Devil of Delphi by Jeffrey Siger, no fault of the book, I just haven’t much felt like reading, though I did read a few short stories. Barbara finished The Man Who Smiled by Henning … Continue reading
this is the 195th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Maigret’s Pipe by Georges Simenon, Harvest [Harcourt Brace], 1985, trade paper, original ©1977, translation by Jean Stewart, mystery – 17 short stories, Inspector Maigret “It was half past seven. In the … Continue reading
Just published and in from the library is The Devil of Delphi by Jeffrey Siger. I’ve been waiting for it for a few months, as Siger is a favorite author. This is the seventh book in the series, and I’ve enjoyed all of the … Continue reading
this is the 194th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Twenty Blue Devils by Aaron Elkins, Mysterious Press, 1997, paperback, mystery – Gideon Oliver I’ve read several other of Elkin’s mysteries featuring Gideon Oliver, the “skeleton detective” and have enjoyed … Continue reading