Category Archives: Fiction

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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Current Reading: Deception Cove by Owen Laukanen

Deception Cove by Owen Laukeanen, Mulholland Books 2019 mystery novel. After reading a thumbnail review of this in Mystery Scene Magazine, I got it from the library. It’s the first in a new series. Amazon shows this as the first … 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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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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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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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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