Category Archives: Short Stories

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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Short Story February – Week 4

Here’s the list for week 4 of Short Story February. This week I read 19 stories, mostly out of just two anthologies, both good ones. Later this week I’ll also do an additional post with my thoughts about the entire month’s … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 17

Books and music. Life is good. The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts [Poisoned Pen Press 2015 trade paper, new] – mystery. Originally published in 1933, long out of print. Introduction by Martin Edwards. Antidote to Venom by Freeman Wills … Continue reading

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Current Reading, February 16 – 22, 2015

It’s been a busy week, but I did work in some reading. I finished Watson’s Choice by Gladys Mitchell as mentioned in the last Current Reading post (over on Broken Bullhorn), and liked it though I thought the ending somewhat pale. Next for … Continue reading

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