Monthly Archives: December 2015

Favorite Books of 2015

                                            I read 123 books in 2015. That’s a little above my annual goal of 104, two per week, … Continue reading

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Christmas Goodies

I had a very good Christmas, and received many nice things, including these books: The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon [Penguin 2013 paperback] – mystery. Originally published in France in 1931, translated in 1987 as Maigret and the Yellow Dog (Harcourt … Continue reading

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Current Reading: December 21 – 31

This is the final Current Reading post of 2015. It’s snowing as I type this late Sunday afternoon, it’s the first snow of the Winter. I feel like curling up by he fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa and a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all the very merriest of Christmases, and the happiest of New Years! Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

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Wettest December Ever

This is the wettest December in Portland since records have been kept, starting October, 1940. We’ve had over 13.5 inches so far this month. That’s a lot of rain. The sun came out for a couple hours yesterday, it felt like … Continue reading

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Current Reading: December 14 – 20

I got nothin’ for ya. Who can get any reading done in the midst of the holiday run-up? Not us. We’ve each read a few pages on the books we’ve been working on, but not enough to even report progress. Now … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book: A Perfect Match by Jill McGown

this is the 205th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books A Perfect Match by Jill McGown, Fawcett Crest 1983 mass market paperback, mystery, first in Detective Inspector Lloyd & Judy Hill series. “The September dawn crept over the sky … Continue reading

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Current Reading: December 7 – 13

In addition to Spike of Swift River, which was my last week Friday Forgotten Book, I read Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee and Peter David. The book covers the same ground as  Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book: Spike of Swift River by Jack O’Brien

this is the 103rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Spike of Swift River by Jack O’Brien, illustrated by Kurt Weise, © 1942 John C. Winston Co. hardcover. Adventure “Pounding out of Pendleton four minutes behind scheduled … Continue reading

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Current Reading: November 30 – December 6

We’re in a rut, doing little reading while supervising two landscaping jobs, one in the back garden and one out front, including a new lawn. It’s the wrong time of year for this, but on the other hand the landscaper … Continue reading

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