Monthly Archives: April 2020

What I’m listening to…

Playback by Tom Petty, MCA boxed set released November 20, 1995. Six CDs. Playback is a box set compilation by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1995. It contains popular album tracks, B-sides, previously unreleased outtakes, and early songs by … Continue reading

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Reading: A Scalzi SF Trilogy

I’m in the process of reading a science fiction trilogy by John Scalzi, The Interdependcy , two books of which I have already read, leading up to the third, newest, recently published one. The books are: The Collapsing Empire by … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to…

These days, we’re all looking for some music that perks us up, right? Here’s what I have been listening to the past couple of mornings. Later in the day I move on to classical and jazz. The Very Best of … Continue reading

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Reading: Hid From Our Eyes

Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming, 2020 Minotaur Books hardcover or ebook, Claire Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries (# 9), mystery, 352 pages. I read the ebook version on Kindle for the Mac. This is the ninth book in Spencer-Fleming’s series … Continue reading

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It’s NOT “Lockdown”

Yes, I’m staying home, sheltering in place and keeping social distancing. But I’m not in “lockdown”, a term that brings prison to mind. I hate that expression and prefer it not to be used, thank you very much! Meanwhile, it’s … Continue reading

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Slog…

Happy Friday. I’m reading some, did finish a book to be reviewed Monday, and the weather has been nice. But the White House resident has gotten me so stressed and furious lately it’s been hard to relax, or concentrate. The … Continue reading

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Quilt in Progress (with cat)

This is the quilt Barbara is currently making. It’s 72 x 72 inches at present, and may be made into a bed quilt or just be a large lap quilt. This is in her quilt studio, and she laid it … Continue reading

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Jazz! Count Basie & Lester Young

I’ve been listening to a lot of music in the last few weeks. I just got this Mosiac set last week, and I’m really enjoying it! Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions (#263), Mosaic Records Limited Edition Box … Continue reading

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FFB:The Case of Cabin 13 by Sam McCarver

The Case of Cabin 13 by Sam McCarver, Signet 1999 mass market paperback, mystery novel, first printing, signed with signed bookmark. This is the first Professor John Darnell mystery. The Blurb: “Passengers are dying on White Star Lines transatlantic ocean … Continue reading

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Great Big Things by Kate Hoefler and Noah Klocek

Great Big Things by Kate Hoefler, illustrated by Noah Clock, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017 hardcover, children’s book Do you have a child, grandchild or friend who has a young one who loves books? This very special book is for you to … Continue reading

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