Category Archives: Adventure

Current Reading: short stories

Novel reading ennui has struck me. Nothing seems to strike my fancy, and though I have some things coming from the library, and a house full of books, it seems there’s not a novel I feel like reading just now. … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Born To Be Posthumous – the Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

Born To Be Posthumous – the Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery, Little, Brown, 2018 hardcover, biography I like the artwork of Edward Gorey a lot, so I thought this would be an interesting, even … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Zorro

Zorro by Johnston McCulley, Volume 1 of The Complete Pulp Adventures by Johnston McCulley, Bold Venture Press. Let’s face it: Zorro is cool. I first encountered him in a movie, though I’m not sure which one, and then there were the … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Edwards, Heywood, Foster, Sandford

Two books read this time, in addition to the Civil War book I reviewed for my FFB. Miraculous Mysteries, edited by Martin Edwards, is a collection of “locked-room murders and impossible crimes”. An anthology of 16 stories, published recently by British … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Krueger, O’Brien, Nesbø

While having computer problems and ultimately buying a new one, then doing all the setup and organizing required to have a working system and LAN, I did less reading, but finished a couple of things. I decided to get current … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

We wish you all the best for this Christmas and the upcoming year.

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Forgotten Books: The Willows at Christmas and The Willows in Winter by William Horwood

these are the 249th & 250th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Willows at Christmas (2001) and The Willows In Winter ( 1994) by William Horwood, St. Martin, (US) hardcovers, illustrated by Patrick Benson I’d like to think that anyone … Continue reading

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Christmas Goodies

I had a very good Christmas, and received many nice things, including these books: The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon [Penguin 2013 paperback] – mystery. Originally published in France in 1931, translated in 1987 as Maigret and the Yellow Dog (Harcourt … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book: Spike of Swift River by Jack O’Brien

this is the 103rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Spike of Swift River by Jack O’Brien, illustrated by Kurt Weise, © 1942 John C. Winston Co. hardcover. Adventure “Pounding out of Pendleton four minutes behind scheduled … Continue reading

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Current Reading, June 22 – 28, 2015

The hot weather continues, and it makes me cranky. I’m still reading short stories. From The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell Forward by Luc Sante Up In the Old Hotel The Bottom of the Harbor The Rats on … Continue reading

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