- 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: January 2016
Note: this post constitutes my current reading post for this week. Last year I read more short stories than in any prior year, and I enjoyed it. So I’ve decided to devote February to mostly short stories. I have a … Continue reading
this is the 209th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout, © 1935, I read the 1977 paperback – mystery, Nero Wolfe “Wolfe and I sat in the office on Friday afternoon.” It’s … Continue reading
The Builders by Daniel Polansky © 2015, Tor 2015 trade paperback, fantasy “Recoquista was cleaning the counter with his good hand when the double doors swung open. He squinted his eye at the light, the stub of his tail curling around … Continue reading
I finished The Builders, review this coming week. Also read was Woman With A Blue Pencil by Gordon McAlpine. It’s a difficult book to summarize or explain. It’s a multi-layerd story of a Japanese-American author writing a book which he started and submitted … Continue reading
this is the 207th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King, Bantam 1998 paperback, featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, 3rd in series – mystery This is set in 1923 and … Continue reading
Still not a lot of reading getting done here, but I did finish Richard Prather’s Everybody Had A Gun for my Friday Forgotten Book post. Now I’m reading The Builders by Daniel Polansky. The blurbs have been interesting, such as “Magnificent Seven meets … Continue reading
Everybody Had A Gun by Richard S. Prather © 1951, my copy Gold Medal 1954 paperback, mystery – hardboiled, 3rd in Shell Scott series I’ve read more than a few of Prather’s Shell Scott books, and enjoyed them, some more than others, but … Continue reading
Just a quick note. I’m reading Everybody Had A Gun by Richard Prather, for the coming FFB. Also read were the two Roy Thomas books I got at Christmas, Superman the War Years and Batman the War Years. Quick, fun period … Continue reading
I took the last two Fridays off, and I’ll be taking one more off, but will be back for the special Richard Prather Friday in two weeks (January 16). See you then.