Thursday, March 16, 2017

Post 3517 - Thursday


Patricia had Pilates after work, so I had to hang around my work until after six pm. I got a few extra work things done and just made sure things will be in tip top shape for tomorrow.

I also spent some time on the Facebook page that has really captured my interest in recent weeks. It is the Vintage Paperback and Pulp  Forum. You will find plenty of old covers from old paperbacks that you may or may not recall.

Some of the authors  who wrote stories published in those books are starting to chime in. Just today, Ron Goulart answered one of my questions, about a short story he wrote 50 or so years ago, called "Granny". One of those stories that you cannot quite get out of your head once you've read it. I read it a very long time ago in either an issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, or in a Dell Hitchcock paperback anthology from the 1970's.

I recently chanced upon a Hitchcock anthology in a used book pick up box at the New Minas Sobeys. They sell used books for 25 cents each. I was rummaging through the box a few months ago and pulled out that book, bedraggled, pages wanting to fall out, but decided to check out the table of contents. When I saw that "Granny" was in it, I got the book. The story still holds up, creeping me out in ways it didn't when I first read it a whole bunch of years ago. And, just today, its author confirmed an aspect of that story for me. Which creeped me out even more.

You will find lots of other books about lots of other topics, some of which you might find challenging to your good taste. Be warned. But if you find it interesting, then be prepared to spend a lot of time there.

If you just can't get enough of looking at old book covers, then you should also check out the BookScans database. You can thank me later.

I think I will turn in. My backup is on vacation for the next week and a half so I will likely be a bit busier than normal for a while. Need my rest.

See you tomorrow.


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