Category Archives: Non-fiction

Current Reading January 18 – 24

I finished The Builders, review this coming week. Also read was Woman With A Blue Pencil by Gordon McAlpine. It’s a difficult book to summarize or explain. It’s a multi-layerd story of a Japanese-American author writing a book which he started and submitted … Continue reading

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Current Reading: September 28 – October 4

I’m still reading Holmes stuff, and there is the new MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories that came a few days ago to start. Whew! But there’s more, a whole lot of book goodness going on (apologies to Jerry … Continue reading

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Current Reading: September 21-27

~ Sherlock Holmes month at Tip the Wink is almost over ~ I finished the nearly 500 page Holmes short story collection I’ve been reading, and I enjoyed it (see my Friday review). Now I’m reading Killer’s Wedge by Ed McBain for … Continue reading

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Current Reading: September 15-21

~ Sherlock Holmes month at Tip the Wink ~ I’m still reading my way through the 493 page (plus two appendices) The Mammoth Books of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures. I’m at the two-thirds point, and so far only one story has been less … Continue reading

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Current Reading, August 31-September 6 – Sherlock Holmes Month begins

Sherlock Holmes month begins at Tip the Wink! I’ve been in the mood to read Sherlock Holmes for a couple of months, and have been dipping into the canon with The Adventures. After finishing Michael Dirda’s On Conan Doyle I wanted to read more Doyle, so last week … Continue reading

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Current Reading, August 24 – 30

A break in the weather with cooler temperatures also brought a storm that, by lightning strike, fried our Comcast connection. Thus we were without internet, cable or landline phone for three days and have just now had services restored. The … Continue reading

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Current Reading, August 17 – 23, 2015

I finished both The Human Division and The End of All Things by John Scalzi (covers shown in last week’s post), the two latest novels in his Old Man’s War universe. While I liked them both, I thought the newest book was the weaker … Continue reading

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New Arrival: The Art of Mouse Guard 2005 – 2015

In the past I have unabashedly stated that I absolutely love David Petersen’s Mouse Guard books. So today’s arrival is, for me, a very special treat. The Art of Mouse Guard, 2005-2015 by David Petersen  [Archaia Publishing, 2015 oversized hardcover] – nonfiction, … Continue reading

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ffb: An Animated Life

this is the 182nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books An Animated Life by Ray Harryhausen, Billboard, 2004 oversized hardcover, autobiography This one is only eleven years old, but the contents cover things much older. Ray Harryhausen took stop-motion animation … Continue reading

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ffb: The Bottom of the Harbor

this is the 177th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell – original © date 1944, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1959 –  Pantheon Books 2008 hardcover, non-fiction – portraits of people and … Continue reading

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