Monthly Archives: August 2018

Forgotten book: A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke

Obviously, the computer is fixed. It wasn’t a big deal, I should have figured it out myself. Meanwhile, this is another in my series of forgotten or seldom read books This may or may not truly be a “forgotten book”, … Continue reading

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Down for a few

I may be off the ‘net for a few days; my computer needs a part replacement: the sound output jack, of all things. Not a big deal, except my external speakers work off it, and that’s mostly where I listen … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Anderson, Coxe, Mammay

Complete Psychotecnic League Stories Volume 2 by Poul Anderson – science fiction short and medium length stories. I mentioned when I listed the third volume of these stories that I was reading them out of order, and now here’s the … Continue reading

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FFB: The Caretaker’s Cat by Erle Stanley Gardner

another in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Caretaker’s Cat by Erle Stanley Gardner, © 1935, edition read: Pocket Books, 1962 paperback –  Perry Mason # 7 This, the seventh of Gardner’s Perry Mason novels, has possibly the most … Continue reading

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“Worst Air Quality in the Western Hemisphere”

Yes, that’s right. Last evening on the CBS Evening News, there was a story on the Pacific Northwest, specifically Washington,Oregon, regarding the air quality. The smoke from fires in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California has settled in the two … Continue reading

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Current Reading – Bryson, Horowitz, Goldman

Note: while Patti Abbott’s blog Pattinaise is on hiatus, she may not be doing her Monday “Things That Are Making Me Happy” post. Please feel free to make a comment here on whatever is making you happy. If the author list … Continue reading

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Forgotten book: The Saint – Wanted For Murder by Leslie Charteris

Another in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Saint – Wanted For Murder – the Further Adventures of The Saint, Triangle Books, 1943, short story collection – originally 1931, Sun Dial Press. This 1943 hardcover contains six stories: … Continue reading

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Current Reading – Horowitz, Anderson, Bryson

Note: while Patti Abbott’s blog Pattinaise is on hiatus, she may not be doing her Monday “Things That Are Making Me Happy” post. Please feel free to make a comment here on whatever is making you happy. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz – … Continue reading

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FFB: A Natural History of Dragons, A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

A Natural History of Dragons, A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan,  Tor Books hardcover, February 2014 – fantasy. “Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the … Continue reading

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It’s Hot!

Enough already! It’s been in the 90s and closing in on triple digits for days…no, weeks. This is the hottest, driest Summer on record here in what ought to be cool, rainy Portland, OR. As Gollum might say, “We hates … Continue reading

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