Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Date With Danger By Jane McManus

A cold hand on a shoulder, a haunting nightmare, a gunshot that rings through a still forest. So sharpen your senses… and look over your shoulder. You’ve got A Date With Danger. Every once in a while, I come across … Continue reading

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James Budd #1: The Mystery of the Madman at Cornwall Crag By Dale Carlson

Background: The only reason why I even know about this short-lived series is because in the mid-1980s it was advertised in the back of Golden’s Trixie Belden paperbacks (presumably because both series involve a sidekick named Honey): Meet cool, dashing, … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Imitation of Life, Part II (Douglas Sirk, 1959)

(Click here for information on the 2013 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of women’s Literature. As three of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Imitation of Life, Part I (John Stahl 1934)

(Click here for information on the 2013 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As three of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go … Continue reading

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Snow Bound By Harry Mazer

How hot is it down here in the city?  Hot enough that reading a book about slowly freezing to death in northern New York State sounds positively refreshing. Background: The novel opens with an ominous epigraph from the fall 1970 … Continue reading

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If I Should Die Before I Wake By Lurlene McDaniel

Blog News: The impromptu celebration of Retro Pride month in June garnered a few mentions across the internet. I want to belatedly thank and welcome new readers from both the art and culture site (and world’s most popular independently-owned lesbian … Continue reading

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Your A to Z SUPER Problem Solver By Lucille Warner and Ann Reit

Oh, what is lurking behind that nondescript (but groovy!) cover? The copy on the back promises: What’s bugging you? What’s making your life impossible? Follow the handy checklist of suggestions for each of the A to Z problems, and your … Continue reading

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