Thursday, December 24, 2009

A year of blogging

This year has whizzed by with no stopping, and now that it's about over I'm recognizing some blog posts that I liked, but are not necessarily limited to the ones shown here.

1. The Story With No Name, which posting has bounced from one blog to another and has not yet reached a conclusion. How will it end? Most are available at (the Culbin Trail).

2. This Week in Publishing posts by Agent Nathan Bransford at

3. Of course, I liked the inteview of myself with Davy Crockett's Almanack at Evan Lewis' blog, not that I am egotistical or anything, but there is nothing like tootin' your own horn. Thanks, Davy, at I also like the book covers, illustrations, and the radio shows on this blog.

4. And as long as I'm talking about myself, I enjoyed the way Joanne Walpole set me straight on her authorship in a comment to one of my posts, and I've enjoyed her book reviews at

5. The Archaivist is always interesting, and I liked his posts on Wild West Mondays and the e-book status at

6. David Cranmer's posts on his Education of a Pulp Writer blog and Beat to a Pulp short stories get my attention. I thank him for posting the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier, The Barefoot Boy, at last July.

7. I liked the series "Movies in the Santa Clarita Valley" by Laurie Powers at and the header picture of the horses presently showing.

This list by no means covers the entire gamut of my likes for the year. Maybe I'll post some more later. Thanks to all the bloggers for their articles and information, and a Merr-rry Christmas! Happy New Year!

And all the books mentioned on this blog during the year or which may have been considered to have been a "plug" by the FTC were unpaid and no gift or any other remuneration of any kind for such mention or "plug" was received.


  1. That was a very special post for me and I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for mentioning it.

    And Merry Christmas.

  2. I hadn't read any Whittier since high school, but the poem brought him back along with some memories of those days, the good old days to me.

  3. I've enjoyed your Books of the West and others posts too, Oscar!

  4. Hi Oscar. I'm just coming back to the blogs so have only just seen this post. I'm glad you like my reviews (and the freebie novel I've put out recently). I have to say though, I'm intrigued as to the comment I made to you regarding my authorship, but I'm glad you took it the right way. I certainly never ever intend to put anyone in their place. :-)

  5. Howdy, Joanne, you weren't putting me in my place, just letting me know that you write under the name Terry James, which I didn't know at the time, straightening me out so I would know, and I appreciated it. The rain that hit California is now coming down in Arizona (see Laurie's Wild West blog), no floods yet but there is a lot of water standing around, and a good day to look at the computer screen, and thank God we weren't in Haiti when the quake struck. Have a good weekend!

  6. It's a rough old world out there at the moment