Monthly Archives: June 2017

Friday review: Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death by James Runcie

This is the 261st in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie, Bloomsbury Publishing 2012 trade paperback, the first volume in the series of The Grantchester Mysteries I first became aware … Continue reading

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the Apple Store, and then…

It was cooler Monday, we even had some sprinkles this morning. Blessed relief from the heat! So it seemed a good day to take a drive down to the local Apple Store. I had all the technical information on my … Continue reading

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Just Arrived!

Just arrived yesterday from Illustrated Press is The Life and Art of Bernie Fuchs by David Apatoff. Fuchs has long been a favorite artist, I first encountered his work in various magazines, most memorably in Sports Illustrated. If you love illustration art, you’ll want … Continue reading

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no forgotten book, current reading, etc.

No book this week, – computer problems. I may have to go to the Apple store tomorrow. Update: No CURRENT READING either, also, since it was 103.4 yesterday, no trip out to look at a new computer. Posts will be … Continue reading

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Aging Computer

For the last few months my main computer, the iMac, has been “acting up”. Slow to load programs, unable to access many websites, balking at running larger files, etc. I’ve done some fiddling with it, and haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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Current Reading: not much, how about you?

I know I read a few short stories in a locked room anthology edited by Martin Edwards, but right now the name of it escapes me. The neighbors are having their 4th loud pool party in a row (Thursday, Friday, … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Orbital Decay by Allen Steele

this is the 260th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Orbital Decay by Allen Steele, Ace Science Fiction 1989 mass market paperback – science fiction – Near Space series, book 1. I’ve liked the books by Allen Steele that … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Bernstein/Woodward, Deaver

The weather has been nice, the garden looks great, things are fine. I haven’t done a lot of reading, but I finished Orbital Decay by Allen Steele, and liked it better at the end than at the middle point, which does … Continue reading

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Incoming – Fredric Brown

Just arrived yesterday, from Haffner Press, these first two volumes of their Fredric Brown Mystery Library. These beautiful books have taken some time in production, but they are here at last and I must say they are worth the wait. … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Steele, Deaver

Not much to say this week. I’m still bogged down, trying a little of this and that, making little to no progress on any of it. I did finish Aliens: Bug Hunt, an ebook story collection of Alien stories I got from … Continue reading

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