note: my Current Reading post will be back next week
Thanks to “wish lists”, friends and family know just what to buy this old fella. Take a look:
The Mistletoe Murder and other Stories by P.D. James. Four stories in a nice smallish hardcover. I haven’t read any James in a long time.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, music by James Newton Howard, 2 CD. I haven’t seen the film yet, but Howard is a favorite so the music is likely to be great.
Rogue One, music by Michael Giaccino (some of it based on original music by John Williams), music from the film, 21 queues.
More Star Wars: Heir to the Throne by Timothy Zahn. This is the first book of the Thrawn Trilogy, which is well thought of among Star Wars readers. If I like it, I’ll buy the other two.
Some good old fashioned pulp fiction: The Snarl of the Beast by Carroll John Daly. This is Volume 2 of The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams. I’m part way through Volume 1, and enjoying it, so I wanted this one.
The Complete Cases of The Dean, Volume 1 by Merle Constiner. I haven’t read anything by Constiner, including these Dean stories. Should be interesting. Thank you, Altus Press for these great pulp reprints!
I’m delighted with my gifts. What did you get for Christmas?
I got It’s All One Case-a coffee table book about Ross MacDonald. Bruce Springsteens autobiography. Fellini’s Roma and Asphalt Jungle Criterion Blu Rays. American Band by Drive By Truckers CD. The Found and Lost-Collected Novellas by Ursula Le Guin.
It’s on my blog. Hope you had a great day. We sure did.
We did, in spite of my being somewhat under the weather. I’m in the late stages of a lousy chest cold. Almost but not quite gone. Glad you had a good one.
Nice goodies. No presents here as it is just another [holi]day. I was looking for some short stories so have put the James on library hold. The others look good too. I’ve read a couple of Costiner stories in hardboiled anthologies but have no specific memory of them. I have read some Race Williams. I wouldn’t want it as a steady diet, but once in a while is good.
I’m reading the Race Williams collection pretty slowly, maybe one every couple weeks. The first volume is huge, this one not quite so overwhelming. It will take a while.
The James book is ready, and since I don’t have any short story collections on hand that are demanding my attention (the ones I have are mostly longer stories than I want to read right now) I will try and pick it up this afternoon and start reading it.
I haven’t started reading it yet… I’m trying to finish the MX Holmes book today or tomorrow.
I got a usual assortment of lotions, colognes, and shower gels (everyone knows that when you’re stuck about what to get me, you can’t go wrong with stuff from Bath & Body Works), but my big gift is a new laptop or tablet. I really haven’t decided exactly what I want yet, so my husband and I are going to do some comparison shopping in the new year.
They opened a Bath & Body Works less than half a mile from us a couple of months ago so Jackie is in heaven. And they have been busy every time we’ve gone by (or in).
Their candles are great too! They have a wide variety of fragrances and they’re not too overpowering.
Jackie gets the orange ginger Aromatherapy products mostly.
Barbara used to get things at B&BWorks, but now she prefers Origins. Are you going Apple or PC?
Probably PC–that’s what I have now, have always had.
The snarl of the beast is sure a great title! I’ve read the first of the Zahn trilogy and liked it pretty well.
Good, I hope I do too.
I’m a big fan of Altus Press, too! I enjoyed the music from FANTASTIC BEASTS and ROGUE ONE so I’m sure you’ll like those soundtracks!
I don’t buy as many soundtracks as I once did, don’t listen to music as much, either. But I’m looking forward to listening to these.
I just listened to the FANTASTIC BEASTS soundtrack and liked it a lot.
I seldom buy soundtracks. The last one I got was for the movie Drive which I played a lot.
No books or CDs for me, Richard. Instead, the family gifted me a lovely pair of sennheiser headphones.
That’s the brand we have. They’re great! What a nice gift.