Monthly Archives: January 2020

Forgotten? God is An Englishman by R. F. Delderfield

God Is An Englishman by R. F. Delderfield, 1970 hardcover, historical fiction. I remember this being on the shelf at home, a book my mother bought and read, and apparently liked a lot. Something brought it to mind no long … Continue reading

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ill. Back soon.

Monday: Both of us have the flu, in spite of our having gotten our high-dose flu shots. Drat. Wednesday: still sick as a dog. Sleeping most of the time. Phooey.

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Old Stories, new collection: The Best of Jerry Pournelle

The Best of Jerry Pournelle edited by John F. Carr, Baen Books 2019 trade paper, science fiction and biographical essays While this is a new collection, many of the stories are decades old. Summary (from the publisher): “For the better part of … Continue reading

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My 2019 Reading

I had a less than stellar year, reading-wise. Not that I didn’t read lots of good books, I did; but the number of books I read is down. My usual goal is 104 books, two per week. So, a year … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann, US publication: Elsevier/Nelson Books 1979 hardcover, fiction I came across this in a bookstore in 1979, and as I sometimes like adventure books with talking animals, I bought it, as much for the … Continue reading

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Nope, not making any this year. Oh, I’ll try the usual stuff, read more, get more exercise, lose some weight, but those aren’t really “resolutions” so much as good sense.  

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Just a Reminder

I’m taking the next week or so off. See you January 12th-ish    

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