Monthly Archives: September 2019

Current Reading: not much

I’m still not reading much. Gloomy, rainy, windy weather may be part of that, but it’s mostly my distractions with football (a lot of college games on Friday and Saturday, and the pros on Thursday, Sunday and Monday) and the … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Man In My Grave

 The Man in My Grave by Wilson Tucker, © 1956, Rinehart & Co. [Detective Book Club edition] hardcover mystery (other edition pictured) Wilson Tucker is known mostly for his science fiction writing. However Tucker did write a few mystery novels, and this is … Continue reading

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Current Reading: short stories

Novel reading ennui has struck me. Nothing seems to strike my fancy, and though I have some things coming from the library, and a house full of books, it seems there’s not a novel I feel like reading just now. … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1943) Reading When Books Went to War, about the armed forces editions during WWII, I discovered this was one of the most popular books among troops. I’d heard of it, of course, but never … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Born To Be Posthumous – the Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

Born To Be Posthumous – the Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery, Little, Brown, 2018 hardcover, biography I like the artwork of Edward Gorey a lot, so I thought this would be an interesting, even … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Chicken Every Sunday

Chicken Every Sunday by Rosemary Taylor, with Donald Mackay, illustrator. Blakiston, 1944. Hardcover. Reading When Books Went to War, about the armed forces editions during WWII, I discovered this was one of the most popular books among troops. I’m not sure I’d … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Zorro

Zorro by Johnston McCulley, Volume 1 of The Complete Pulp Adventures by Johnston McCulley, Bold Venture Press. Let’s face it: Zorro is cool. I first encountered him in a movie, though I’m not sure which one, and then there were the … Continue reading

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