Category Archives: Books & Reading

Short Story February (3)

Continuing with short story reading for February. There is a break when a preordered fantasy novel, The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan arrived and I immediately started reading it. Back to stories next week. So far… From Deep Waters, Mysteries on … Continue reading

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Short Story February (2)

Continuing with short story reading for February. This second week, I finished up The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition): “The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” “The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor” “The Ingenious Mr. … Continue reading

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Old Stories Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah

The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition) Both the author and character here are new to me, and I was glad to make their acquaintance. The  thing that makes this detective distinct is his … Continue reading

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Short Story February – 1

In the past (though I skipped it last year), I have devoted the shortest month to short stories, and I’ll be doing that this year. I have many short story collections and anthologies on hand, so this would be a … Continue reading

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The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-70

I like jazz a lot, specifically from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. That includes a lot of great music! I’m particularly fond of Bop and Hard Bop, and among my favorite artists is Hank Mobley. I have the … Continue reading

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Forgotten? God is An Englishman by R. F. Delderfield

God Is An Englishman by R. F. Delderfield, 1970 hardcover, historical fiction. I remember this being on the shelf at home, a book my mother bought and read, and apparently liked a lot. Something brought it to mind no long … Continue reading

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Old Stories, new collection: The Best of Jerry Pournelle

The Best of Jerry Pournelle edited by John F. Carr, Baen Books 2019 trade paper, science fiction and biographical essays While this is a new collection, many of the stories are decades old. Summary (from the publisher): “For the better part of … Continue reading

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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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