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Monthly Archives: April 2016
this is the 215th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster by Murray Leinster, edited by Joe Rico, NESFA, 1998 hardcover, science fiction short story collection I first encountered Leinster’s writing in Astounding Science Fiction. … Continue reading
Today is my wife Barbara’s birthday. It’s a beautiful day here, and when she’s back from the gym, and I get home from a doctor’s appointment, we’ll go out to a favorite restaurant for birthday lunch.
On May 6th there will be a special Friday Forgotten Book post, the theme of which is first novels. After thinking of many possibilities, I settled on Tony Hillerman’s The Blessing Way, a Joe Leaphorn novel. Though I once had all of … Continue reading
It was a very rainy winter, and that’s giving us a beautiful Spring in the garden. So I want to share some of the beauty. The Iris is our first to bloom, there will be many more. The Lilacs are … Continue reading
Not much, is what. I’ve been having trouble concentrating, so reading has been difficult. Just two days ago I managed to read a couple of short stories, and today spent some time thinking about what to read for the special … Continue reading
I’m back, sort of. It was a week ago I had surgery, I got home a couple days ago, had post-op yesterday. The after effects of it all are still taking a toll; I’m very tired, sore/in pain, foggy from … Continue reading
I’ll be away from the blog, and probably other blogs, for a little while. Going into the hospital to test their skill, hoping they’re at the top of their game. See you later.
T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” Could be. I’m reading as much as I can, trying to concentrate but there’s medical stuff distracting me. I finished the first two books in Ben Aarnovitch’s Rivers of London series, Midnight … Continue reading