Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

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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Current Reading – The Brindle Dragon series by Jada Fisher

The Brindle Dragon series by Jada Fisher, paperback or ebook 2018, YA fantasy Book One: Chosen The Blurb: Eist was born to be a dragon rider, she just knows it. When fate conspires to take her parents and leave her orphaned … Continue reading

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House afire!

Yesterday afternoon we looked out the window and saw the neighbor’s house burning. The house is across the street, diagonally down from ours. Then came the sirens and fire trucks, and after awhile it was put out. Fortunately, everyone got … Continue reading

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A Bit of Cheer

I had set aside the book I’m reading for a moment to gaze out the window when I spotted this fellow, or one of his cousins. It’s a Song Sparrow, and it sang a sweet song. It really brightened my … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday

I’ve been feeling a lot of stress over the Covid thing, and it’s playing hell with my glucose numbers, so I’m cutting out as many carbs as possible and eating practically all protein. Still, we’re doing okay here in Portland, … Continue reading

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Reading, or not.

Strange, upsetting times, and honestly, it’s getting pretty darned hard to maintain. I usually have more than one book going at a time, unless possibly a novel and a short story anthology/collection. But now I have five going, and it’s … Continue reading

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a posting adjustment

For some time now, I’ve usually been posting on my current reading on Mondays, and putting up a Forgotten Book post on Fridays. But with things as they are, that’s feeling too regimented for me. So this week I’m going to start just … Continue reading

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Computer problem solved (I hope)…

But I’m just plain frazzled. I’m reading a small mass market paperback but am only managing to read a dozen pages per day. I’ve stopped watching the daily Trump-fests called briefings. A house that backs up to us is building … Continue reading

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Computer probs, no current reading

We’re not sick, but the computer has a virus I can’t shake. I’d take it to the Apple store, but they’re closed. Apple support wait is 3 hours. So I’ll shut down. Email will still come in to my iPad. … Continue reading

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