Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stuart Woods Wood Pulp Processing Company


Paris Match by Stuart Woods.

Some Luck by Jane Smiley.  Iowa farm family of seven followed from 1920 to 1950.

Ghost Wanted by Carolyn Hart.  The ghost in a college library is a matchmaker for students.  What?

The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell.  I have read some very good reviews about Rendell's work. I still have not yet read one of her novels.


U2: the definitive biography by John Jobling.  When Bono visited Frank Sinatra's home he fell asleep and spilled his drink onto his crotch.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Three Large Prints, Three Films

Large Print

Shots Fired by C.J. Box. Ten short stories.

Goodnight June by Sara Jio.  Fictional tale of how Goodnight, Moon was written.

Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen. Serial killer.


Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 starring Turanga Leela, and Koulikov.  Criminals argue with one another. [I've never seen the show.]

Walking Dead: the complete fourth season starring Guy With A Hat, Guy With An Eye Patch, Guy With A Crossbow. I saw the first season and part of the second season. I enjoyed the show but I got off track.

X-Men: days of future past starring [many famous people]. How many X-Men movies are there now?  Must be close to ten, right? I stopped watching after the second or third. I did see the one where Wolverine goes to Japan. It was "Eh" quality.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Four Larges, Three Mediums


Paris Match by Stuart Woods. Another Woods books.  You will find a new one every quarter.

Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen. Nice cover.

Lost Key by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison.

Killing Patton: the strange death of Word War II's most audacious General by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.


Undead and Unwary by Mary Janice Davidson.  Something about a female devil having trouble with her Antichrist sister as they manage Hell.

Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber.  Some guardian angel novel.

Lila by Marilynne Robinson.  Robinson won a Pulitzer Prize for the novel Gilead, this has the same setting.

Musical Interlude

I was here by myself when opening the library. I grabbed library CD R-575.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Large Print and Another Song

Large Print

The Hexed by Heather Graham.

2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino.

Mistress Memoirs by Jillian Hunter.

The Winter Guest by Pam Jenoff.

Haunted by Kay Hooper.

Here and Again by Nicole R. Dickson.

Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard.

Musical Interlude

When I am the only staff member during opening I play loud music.  This tune is off library CD R-735.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jamaican Assassination


A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. Fictionalized version of a 1976 assassination attempt on Bob Marley.  The novel "delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica's history and beyond."

That's It

No More. Here is a tune.

Musical Interlude

Monday, October 06, 2014

Six Books

Book One

Rooms by Lauren Oliver.  Hoarding hermit dies and family comes to his house for inheritance, the building's ghosts observe.

Book Two 

The Day the Streets Stood Still by JaQuavis Coleman.  I have not bought much "street lit" before because I figured "Will this book sit and gather dust in small town Wisconsin? Will local readers relate and read something about a black guy drug dealer in the city?". Yeah, because people in small town Wisconsin have so much in common with a 6'5" ex-Army officer who roams the U.S. solving mysteries and rescuing women in trouble, beats people up and kills others, and has sex with police women in every novel. If people read the Jack Reacher series why wouldn't they read this one?

Book Three

Lost Key by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison.  I'm not sure if this is a new author photo for Coulter. The photo feels very familiar but I am wondering if it is a different shot from the same photography session. Coulter's photo fills the back cover, Ellison's photo is a tiny one on the inside of the dust jacket. 

Book Four

Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen.  People here sure do like Johansen's books.  I have not read one. Right now I am skipping library books and working my way through all the books I own but have never read. I have 10-15 87th Precinct novels at home. What I should do is collect all those novels and read them in order. I won't.

Book Five

Burn by James Patterson Amalgamated Writing Industries and Michael Ledwidge. How do you pronounce Ledwidge?  Patterson used to have author photos where you could see his watch and tell what time the photo was taken. This book's author photo has his arms crossed and his left wrist is covered.

Book Six

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs. I tried the first novel and it was not for me. I think Reichs was on a BBC radio channel last week. I remember hearing a blurb about her and I think it was a BBC channel.  Yep, she was on World Book Club. That's neat. Recihs author photo has her wearing a sweater. I wonder if that sweater is cotton, maybe it is silk. I suppose it could be rayon.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Pistols, Canadians, Lansdales, and Weirdness


Phantom of the Paradise starring Paul Williams, ['70s people]. Max Allan Collins likes this flick and wrote about it on his webpage. I figured, "What the heck" and ordered this new release. Directed by Brian DePalma.

Down to the Dirt starring [Canadians]. Adaptation of Joel Hynes's novel of a drunken layabout in Newfoundland who hides his poetry and finds a lady friend. (I couldn't find a decent trailer, but this came up when I searched.)

Training to Win by Ben Stoeger.  USPSA winning shooter from Eua Claire makes a DVD and poses with crossed arms on the back cover.  Tips and training techniques to improve your shooting and shave time off your shooting stages. There are two trailer for this one. The first is informative and second is fancy.

Christmas With the Dead starring [Texans] and Kasey Lansdale.  Adaptation of a Joe R. Lansdale story by Lansdale's son, Keith. A guy is out to have Christmas in June no matter how many zombies get in the way.

Bonus Musical Interlude

Joe R. Lansdale was plugging his daughter Kasey's new music video. We have the CD here at the library.