Via Random House :
A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? Dr, Kildare Annual
I’m so relieved this is the authorized edition. What would a pirated version be like? Too scary to contemplate, right? (Not serious, by the way!)
- TITLE: DR. KILDARE ANNUAL
- STARRING: RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN
- COPYRIGHT: 1962, 1964, 1965 BY METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER, INC.
- PRINTED AND BOUND IN ENGLAND BY JARROLD & SONS LTD, NORWICH
- INSCRIBED: TO DAVID FROM AUNTY FREDA & UNCLE BILL XXX
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
I collect books based on 1950s and 1960s television shows. All of the others that I own are lightly illustrated novelizations, so I could not resist this special “annual” edition of Dr. Kildare. It consists of three comic book stories. Plus, Dr. Kildare looks pretty dreamy on the cover…and throughout the whole thing. This book is just so much fun!
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
My post for the Reel Infatuation Blogathon, which I co-host!
At this time last year I was super busy writing about not one, not two, but three of my biggest character crushes! Narrowing it down to a single fictional person was too hard, so I went large with ambition.
First up was the irrepressible Archie Goodwin from the Nero Wolfe series of books by Rex Stout. (Read the original post here.) Archie is witty, sly, highly intelligent, and almost too charming for his own good.
Then it was The Night Stalker‘s Carl Kolchak’s turn to be honored. (Read the original post here.) Carl is an irreverent, sarcastic every-man who always manages to do the right thing, even when the right thing requires an almost super-human amount of courage.
Last, and in no way least, was Hamilton Burger from Perry Mason. Hamilton gets an immense amount of flack for doing the very things which make him such an honorable…
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The 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon is here!
Hey there, readers! The 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon is officially here.
Remember: once your post is up, please link it in the comments section here or on the re-blogs on Silver Screenings or A Small Press Life. We’re so excited to read your contributions. Thanks a million!
PS-It’s not too late to join us. Read the details here.
Only five days away!
Yes, it’s almost time for another round of crush-sharing! We hope you’re as excited as we are, which is to say we kind of feel like this right now…
We have to go work on our RI post now (oh, Artie Gordon!), but we’ll see you on the 8th!
Thanks to Ruth of Silver Screenings for being our fab co-host!