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Before Plan 9

Before Plan 9: Plans 1-8 From Outer Space© 2012 various authors354 pages TV Producer:”About the title…it’s highly inflammatory. What if we changed it to ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’?” Ed Wood: …that’s ridiculous.  (From Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp) Greetings, … Continue reading

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes256 pages© 1894 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Has it been five years since I read a Holmes collection? I remember picking up Memoirs shortly after reading The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, not nothing that Memoirs was published well … Continue reading

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My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves© 1919 P.G. Wodehouse132 pages “There’s only one thing to do,” I said. “What’s that?” “Leave it to Jeeves.” What ho, readers all!   My Man Jeeves renews my acquaintance with young Bertie Wooster, exemplar of the aristocracy … Continue reading

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The Inimitable Jeeves

The Inimitable Jeeves© 1923 P.G. Wodehouse225 pages Bertie Wooster is something of an imbecile, but his preference for the quiet life would keep him out of trouble were it not for the fact that his relations and idiot friends are … Continue reading

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The Wild Birds

The Wild Birds© 1989 Wendell Berry160 pages             Within the membership of Port William, a close knit farming village, lays another  more intimate still. It is the membership of a neighborhood of families who, working adjoining lands, make it their … Continue reading

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Sharpe’s Christmas

Sharpe’s Christmas© 2003 Bernard Cornwell104 pages Sharpe’s Christmas collects two stories which do the seemingly impossible, in honoring the Christmas spirit while simultaneously being action-adventure tales starring Richard Sharpe. Sharpe doesn’t lend himself easily to Christmas stories; he is not … Continue reading

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The Union Club Mysteries

The Union Club Mysteries© 1987 Isaac Asimov210 pages Evening falls in New York City, and inside the aristocratic Union Club, four gentlemen sit ensconced in their usual chairs in the club library. Three talk softly among themselves while a fourth … Continue reading

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Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard© 2007 J.K. Rowling111 pages “Translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger. Commentary by Albus Dumbledore Introduction, Notes, and Illustrations by J.K. Rowling” If the end of the Harry Potter story this summer has … Continue reading

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I Was a Teenage Dwarf

 I Was a Teenage Dwarf (Wild Adventures of a Pint-Sized Don Juan) © 1959 Max Shulman 182 pages I purchased this book online through a used book store during the summer, and picked it up to read last week when … Continue reading

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Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies

Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies© 1957 C.S. Forester250 pages Although not the last Hornblower book published — Hornblower during the Crisis was a work-in-progress when Forester died — it is the novel set latest in Hornblower’s life. The Napoleonic wars … Continue reading

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