Friday, December 14, 2018

DVD: Arrived


Mission: Impossible: Fallout starring Tom Cruise. Spies do spy stuff and fist fights and car chases and motorcycles and helicopters and stuff like that.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Some Minnesota Guy


The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens. Young reporter in Minnesota learns that the man who may be his father is dead. He travels to Southern Minnesota, snoops, and finds the dead man was thoroughly despised.

I used to drive through Southern Minnesota a lot from 1989 to 1993. But, my route usually went up I-35, turned left at Owatonna, took highway 14 to Mankato, then took highway 169 north to St. Peter. The drive on 14 went through several small towns. I always kinda wanted to stop and visit the bars. I never did.

14 has since been updated and rerouted since 1993. At that time highway 14 went along Clear Lake into Waseca. The view was fantastic. The new road is to the south and is likely very bland. But, I suppose the trip is a lot faster without all those speed zones.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Here. Read This.


The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch. Does she rise up and hand someone a sword? That'd be cool.

Lost Lake by Emily Littlejohn. Oh, is the lady from the entry up above?

Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts. Second book in a series called Chronicle of the One.

Audiobook on CD

Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe. 8CDs at 10 hours. Three kids in 1970 rural England worry about their newly divorced mother. Sword and lake content unknown.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Perfect Time Travel Game


Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates. Future girl is sent back in time to Wainscotia, Wisconsin. WISCONSIN! WOO-HOO!

Audiobooks on CD

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. 15CDs at 19 hours. People at a health resort do things.

Herbie's Game by Timothy Hallinan. 9CDs at 11 hours. Bernie continues as a reluctant private investigator to the crooks of Los Angeles.

Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz.  6CDs at 7.5 hours. A new James Bond novel. Featuring the beginning of Bond's career as a 00 agent.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Plastic and Paper

Musical Sounds Are Recorded With Microphones and Then Embedded Into Plastic Discs For Your Listening Pleasure

Call The Comet by Johnny Marr. Famous English guitarist plays guitar and sings songs of astronomy. Morrissey content unknown.

Traces by Steve Perry. Famous and formerly reclusive singer sings songs of pop.

Bohemian Rhapsody: the original soundtrack by [people]. People [either actors of the original performers, I don't know] sing songs about bicycles, Bohemians, and dirt eaters.


She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore. I'm not sure what's going on here. People who have super powers and live as slaves. The dust cover says this is a "novel of profound depths".

Residue by Michael McGarrity. Part of the Kevin Kearney series set in New Mexico. I've not read any of these books in a while.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Here Are the Spine Labels


A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza.

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Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford.
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Target Alex Cross by James Patterson.

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks.

The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott.

Love is Blind by William Boyd.

Audiobooks on CD

Past Tense by Lee Child.


When Calls The Heart: 5-Movie collection starring Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing.

Outlander: Season Three starring [none listed].

Large Print

Monday, November 19, 2018

More Fiction. More Hard Case Crime. More Video.


The Count of 9 by Erle Stanley Gardner. First reprint in 50 years of this novel. Detective duo of Bertha Cool and Donald Lam have to solve a theft and a murder.

His Promise: an Amish Christmas in Hart County by Shelley Shepard Gray. Is Christmas that biog a deal for the Amish. Are they kind of a year-round-religion group without big emphasis on certain religious days? Maybe they are more focused on Easter? I have no idea but the cover photo includes a Dachshund.

Death in Paris by Emilia Bernhard. I kinda like the cover and kinda don't like the cover. Let's skip the plot description and check out the author bio and photo. Author bio is one of those slightly vague but informative ones. The text lists the places she has lived, a couple jobs, and her cat's name.

The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem. No idea about the plot but I love the title.

The Man She Married by Cathy Lamb. Woman wonders about her husband's past and current activities. Lamb lives in Oregon.

Past Tense by Lee Child. Jack Reacher walks around. punches people, has sex with women police officers, so on, so forth. You'll read it anyway and you'll enjoy it.


Star Trek: Discovery: Season One starring [space people].  Space People do things in space on space ships and talk Space Talk.

Large Print

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Half Self-Help, Half AutoBio, Half LARGE PRINT


Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. "Wait, I did order that?" says Library Director. Page 105 says, "I call bull crap."


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

That New Obama Book (and other stuff)


Becoming by Michelle Obama. Autiobio by Michelle Obama.


Look Alive Twenty-Five By Janet Evanovich. Another Stephanie Plum novel.

I Givee Up  on Typunng Today

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci. FBI Agent investiagtes crime at Grand Canyon.

Nine Perfect Stravers by Liane Moriarty. A thriller. I think. Let me check... meh, I lost interest. Moriaruty lives in Australia. I wonder if she drives around for vacation. The Blu e mOuntaints look life a reagt place to visit.

Night of Miracles by Elixabeth Berg. Nigh of Miracles for LIbrary Director: 1. Children go to sleepon time. 2. I go to slep on time. 3. Stupid cats don't run around during the night. 4. I get to read of watch TV without being hassled. 5. I don;t pull a myscle doing deda lifts in teh basement.

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami. I have not idda what this is about but it looks interesting just because. That;s right, just becauste.

Speldnpor Before the dark by Margaret George. IS this teh George that writes the historical novels? Let me check... Yeah, same lady. Her author photo has her wearing blue and smiling. Oh, dang. I completely forgot she lvies next door in Madison. I presume she is too big a deal for us to affor dto have her visit here. That and being successfyul makes an nauthor mega-busy and scheduled. I wonder if George does mountain biking.

Large Print

Monday, November 12, 2018

Gischler For Your Ears

AudioBook on CD

No Good Deed by Victor Gischler. 7CDs for unknown hours. The bib record is incorrect. The bib says this is eight discs but there are only 7. You don't need to know the plot because this is a Gischler novel and always worth your time.