Shelf Shots – 3

For Shelf Shots – 1, I showed stacks of books in front of other books. Now I’ll reveal what was behind those stacks (and of course my new-last-week bookends).

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Notes: You’ll see several Mike Shayne paperbacks, the ones by “Brett Halliday” (pen name of Davis Dresser). I was planning on reading a bunch of them as a break from SFF and still haven’t gotten to them. In addition, there’s hard science fiction by Allen Steele, soft science fiction by Andre Norton, mystery fiction by W.J. Burley and Simenon, and, well, other stuff. It’s the TBR, okay? I’ll get to them one of these days.

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21 Responses to Shelf Shots – 3

  1. Kitty says:

    An interesting selection, Rick. Of those I have not read I’d be most interested in the Stark House Sid Fleischman and the Rufus King.

  2. Jerry House says:

    Oops. Actually, not Kitty, but me. I inadvertently hit the wrong button.

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Nice. Still love the rabbits. I’ve read the Simenon, maybe some of the Steele. I’ve read Burley and Norton, but not those titles. As for the Rufus King, I like those old Popular Library books. They were from the same era as Dell Mapbacks.

    • I figured you’d read the Simenon. This is the “old” translation, as opposed to the newer ones you’ve lately been reading, but I have no problem with them. I’m way behind on his books, and have a lot on the regular shelf. Thanks for the note on the timing of those Popular Library books.

  4. Nice selection of books! I had those Mike Shayne mysteries, but now they reside at SUNY at Buffalo. I’ve read the Norton. I like Allen Steele’s novels. I should read one next week. Right now, I’m focusing on shorter books. I’m surprised you didn’t include an ACE Double to your mix.

  5. Patti Abbott says:

    Most of these are new titles to me. Of course, the Simenon and Burley are familiar although I don’t think I have read either.

  6. Patti Abbott says:

    Rick-where did you get those bookends? They would make a nice gift.

  7. I’m pretty sure I have the same Halliday novel. I know I have the Foster and Norton. I have the first in the Maigret series to read. I’ve enjoyed the Rowan Atkinson film adaptations of the stories.

    Still loving those bookends.

  8. tracybham says:

    A very nice TBR shelf, with a good mix of books. The bunny bookends look even better with more books between them. I am curious about Allen Steele, I will have to look into him. And some others on the shelf.

    I have that book by Burley and I need to read the one before it first. They are nice quick reads. Same for Simenon, I don’t know why I haven’t read more of his books. I used to like them a lot. I have The Corpse Came Calling by Halliday but not the others you have on that shelf. My husband has a book by Francis Duncan (in that same series) but I have not tried it yet.

    • Thank you. Yes, it’s quite a mix. I have so, so many more unread books!

      I have liked the Steele books I’ve read, so of course I bought some others, but haven’t gotten to them yet, as you see. I started the Burley in order, and this is as far as I’ve gotten. I have probably six or eight more, on another shelf. I have a ton of Mike Shayne books, these are the ones I set aside whenever it was to read first. I bought a bunch of them, and a bunch of other P.I. paperbacks, at about the same time, mostly at the L.A. Paperback Show (also known as Lessercon).

      I think that’s the only Duncan I have. You say something I find myself saying all to often about these bookshelf posts people are doing: “I have but have not read”. It seems like I’m reading all the time, but I don’t seem to make much headway.

      • And……I am reminded I have a TON of ebooks unread residing on my Kindle for the Mac app. on the iPad. I wonder how I’d make a shelf shot of those?

        • tracybham says:

          Rick, that is a good idea. I too have a lot of of books on the Kindle which I seldom read from. I had been trying to think of a way to have a list of them. (Other than cataloging of course, but I need to catalog real books first.) Maybe sometime I will select some from the Kindle to feature for Bookshelf Traveling.

  9. Patti Abbott says:

    Thanks, Rick. Ordered them for Megan for birthday present. She loves rabbits.

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