Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

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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Resolutions

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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Gratefully Received – part THREE of three

Finishing up with the books I received for Christmas… The Dutch Shoe Mystery by Ellery Queen (1931). An eccentric millionairess is lying in a diabetic coma on a hospital bed in an anteroom of the surgical suite of the Dutch … Continue reading

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Gratefully Received – part TWO

Continuing with the books I received for Christmas… The Bellamy Trial by Francis Noyes Hart. One of the very first legal thrillers. Hart (1890-1943) drew on accounts of the 1922 Hall-Mills murder, the most notorious of her day. But the trial … Continue reading

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Gratefully Received – part ONE

Santa was generous this year, as always, and in addition to a scarf featuring Edward Gorey’s Doubtful Guest, and a really nice sweater, I did receive some books. Due to the bounty I’m going to make this a multi-part post. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to All!

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Ready for Christmas?

It’s just about that time! There’s always the last minute shopping, wrapping and decorating, but we’re pretty much ready! Time for a delicious glass of eggnog (or your favorite beverage). Cheers!  

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Forgotten Book: The Portrait Mystery

The Portrait Mystery by R. Austin Freeman, originally (c) 1918. Mystery short story collection featuring Dr. Throndyke. I read this collection in: The Complete Thorndyke, Volume II: Short Stories, (Part I), MX Publishing 2018 trade paper This is the third set of stories … Continue reading

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