Category Archives: Non-fiction

Friday Forgotten: The Coming Fury by Bruce Catton

this is the 262nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Coming Fury – Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume I, by Bruce Catton, Doubleday hardcover (1961) 565 pages – Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National … Continue reading

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Just Arrived!

Just arrived yesterday from Illustrated Press is The Life and Art of Bernie Fuchs by David Apatoff. Fuchs has long been a favorite artist, I first encountered his work in various magazines, most memorably in Sports Illustrated. If you love illustration art, you’ll want … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Bernstein/Woodward, Deaver

The weather has been nice, the garden looks great, things are fine. I haven’t done a lot of reading, but I finished Orbital Decay by Allen Steele, and liked it better at the end than at the middle point, which does … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Cats & Bugs & Lost Boys

A little of this, a little of that, that’s my story these days. I’m still reading the Jo Gar short stories, but decided to take a break from them and tried some pulp science fiction, and got tired of that, and … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Deadly Nightshade by Cynthia Riggs

this is the 255th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Deadly Nightshade by Cynthia Riggs, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2001, hardcover – mystery, cozy I don’t read a ton of cozies, but once in a while I’m tempted … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Wilderness Days by Sigurd Olson

this is the 253rd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Wilderness Days by Sigurd Olson, Alfred A. Knopf (a Borzoi Book) ©1972, this 7th printing 1984, hardcover non-fiction – essays on nature I find reading about nature soothing. Part of it … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Department of Dead Ends by Roy Vickers

this is the 254th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Department of Dead Ends by Roy Vickers, © 1949, my copy: a 1955 Penguin paperback Vickers has here selected his “ten best” DoDE stories. These are all “inverted” mystery … Continue reading

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New arrivals: Birthday Swag

It happens every year, I get older, and a few books celebrate the occasion. Sometimes I’m amazed I’ve lived as long as I have. I hope I have a few more good years in me. Here’s the birthday Swag (the … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Long-Winded Lady, Notes from the New Yorker by Maeve Brennan

this is the 230th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Long-Winded Lady, Notes from the New Yorker by Maeve Brennan, 1969, 1998 non-fiction, collection of essays. I grew up in the country, and the closest I ever … Continue reading

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Friday Special: Brave New Words edited by Jeff Prucher

Brave New Words – The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction edited by Jeff Prucher, Oxford University Press, 2007, soft cover edition 2009, non-fiction I’m not sure how this one slipped past me, but I just came across it and immediately had … Continue reading

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