Monthly Archives: May 2021

A Favorite Iris

Happy Memorial Day! Here’s a touch of late Spring in our garden for you. As you can see, our Iris are in bloom. This one is “Rustler“, a favorite of mine. Click to make bigger, and you can then scroll … Continue reading

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reading short stories

This time it’s a real smorgasbord, I’m reading from these three anthologies and collections: (*asterisk indicates one I especially liked) from The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes edited by Mike Ashley: “Waiting For Godstow”  by Martin Edwards * … Continue reading

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On A Rainy Afternoon

Nothing for Pongo to do but… As you can see, I have — at least for now — gotten the blog working again.

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WordPress Problems Again

WordPress has done it again. As of Sunday afternoon, the Classic Editor has become unavailable. Again. I’m beyond disgusted, have tried to get WordPress Help to no avail. DAMN WORDPRESS. All I want to do is make a simple, old … Continue reading

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The Allingham Casebook

The Allingham Casebook: A Collection of Classic Crime Perfect for the Armchair Detective by Margery Allingham, crime short story collection, originally published in the UK, 1969, ebook edition Agora Books May 2017 I enjoyed reading this diverting and intelligent collection of crime … Continue reading

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Drive-Thru Life by John Galardi

Drive-Thru Life: The Story of John Galardi, Founder of Wienerschnitzel, by John Galadriel, Galadriel Group 2018 ebook Ever since I was a tad, I’ve loved hot dogs. These days, naturally, everyone says they’re unhealthy, or full of bad stuff or … Continue reading

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Forgotten: Swordsmen From the Stars by Poul Anderson

Swordsmen From the Stars by Poul Anderson, DMR Books 2020 Kindle ebook, 172 pages, cover art by Allen Anderson. Three early fantasy-adventure novelettes by Anderson, showing off his ability to write in the pulp fantasy-adventure vein, better than most.  “Witch of the … Continue reading

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Article Worth Reading

I get the Tor.com e-newsletter, among dozens of others, so I came to this article, which I thought I’d share, as it can be applied to mystery genre reading just as well as SFF. Stop Feeling Guilty About the Books … Continue reading

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Short Stories Read – The Fantastic Universe Omnibus part 2

I finished reading this one (see last week for the first part) a few days ago. The Fantastic Universe Omnibus edited by Hans Stefan Santesson, Prentice-Hall 1960 hardcover, science-fantasy short story anthology, 19 stories, 270 pages, introduction by Lester del … Continue reading

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