Category Archives: Short Stories

Short Story February – Week 3

Here’s week three (Feb. 13 – 19) listed in story-author-source format.          * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. Death in December * – Victor Gunn (Edwy Searles Brooks) – Crimson Snow edited by Martin Edwards From … Continue reading

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Short Story February – Week 2

Here’s week two (Feb. 6 – 12) listed in story-author-source format. * An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked. A Place In the Shade – Robert Reed – Worldbuilders, SF Adventures in Terraforming, edited by Gardner Dozois The Border-Line Case … Continue reading

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Short Story February week 1

Here’s my first week (five days, Feb 1-5) of reading, in story – author – source format. An asterisk indicates a story I particularly liked Alien Animal Encounters * – John Scalzi – Miniatures Bring Bring * – Conrad Aiken – Collected Stories of … Continue reading

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2016 Favorite Reading

I read 144 books in 2016. That’s above my yearly goal of 104 (two per week). I rate books as I finish them, and here’s a list of the books I liked best. Most are “old”. They’re in no particular order, … Continue reading

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Forgotten Books – comfort reading

It has been a stress-filled time of late, and when bad things happen, or sad news comes, or times are difficult, I turn to comfort reading to help me through. Comfort reading, for me, means reliable authors, favorite books, fairly … Continue reading

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New Book! New OS! Play Mania!

New Arrival!  Bob Dylan The Lyrics 1961-2012. I pre-ordered this three or more months ago, before Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize for Literature. It’s just out. It has the lyrics to every song through 2012. This stuff is both poetry and … Continue reading

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tempted, sidetracked, reminded

This is an example of how it happens. Patti Abbott, author, blogger and friend, posted about sentences on September 21st: What Makes a Sentence Great? she asked. So who was/is a great sentence maker? Well, my first thought was Hemingway, but then … Continue reading

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Review: Tales by Charles Todd

Tales by Charles Todd © 2015, stories originally published 2010- 2014, Harper-Collins, Witness Impulse imprint, 2015 trade paperback mystery short story collection – Ian Rutledge, Bess Crawford This thin (159 page) collection features two of Todd’s series characters, Ian Rutledge and Bess … Continue reading

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Current Reading March 7 – 13, 2016

I finished, and really enjoyed, Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. It’s the first in The Great Library series. For my summary of the plot see my Current Reading post last week. The second book, Paper and Fire, will be published July 5th. My library doesn’t list the … Continue reading

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Current Reading February 29 – March 6, 2016

I’ve had some trouble concentrating lately, and having decided to get back to reading novels after a lot of short story reading in February, I’ve had a couple of starts and stops. Now I’m a few chapters into Ink and Bone by Rachel … Continue reading

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