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.

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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.

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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.

Friday, November 09, 2018

Fiction? Non.

Ireland: 2019 by DK Eyewitness. Page 91 says, "The oldest public library in Ireland was built in 1701 for the Archbishop of Dublin, Narcissus Marsh."

Washington, DC: 2019 by DK Eyewitness. Page 183 says, "Stony Man Peak is a pleasant 1.5-mile (2.5-km)  hike to rock ledges with spectacular views."

New York City: 2019 by DK Eyewitness. Page 166 says, "The High Line snaking through buildings on Manhattan's west side."

Birnbaum's Walt Disney World: 2019. Page 207 says, "Pay close attention to the flamingo pond on your left just after you enter elephant country."

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2019 by Bob Sehlinger and Liliane J Opsomer with Len Testa. Page 139 says, "But for a few yeas now, con artists have been distributing fliers to hotel guests - they ask for your credit card number over the phone, but the pizza never arrives."


Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, 17th Edition.  Page 314 says, "sliced".

Salt Fat Acid Heat: mastering the elements of good cooking by Samin Nosrat. Page 13 says, "Finally, remember to have fun!"

Simply Keto: a practival approach to health and weight loss by Suzanne Ryan. Page 76 says, "2 large egg yolks".

All The Rest

The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. What happens when a new government refuses to learn?

Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss. According to the dust cover Beschloss spent ten years  writing this. The extensive citations and source notes will appeal to the history majors like myself.

In My Father's House: a new view on how crime runs in the family by Fox Butterfield. When crime is the family trade.

Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz. Collins loves the history of gangster Chicago and Eliot Ness. This looks like a neat book.

Live Work Work Work Die: a journey into the savage heart of Silicon Valley by Corey Pein.  Something something something.

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Killing the SS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

A Book, A Movie, A Movie, A Movie.


The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White. All three authors live in different places. I wonder how often they met in person to strategize. Not often I suspect. Most everything could be done by trading drafts and talking on the phone. Would in-person meetings more likely devolve into screwing around as they drank coffee and talked about family, dogs, politics?


Hotel Artemis starring [famous actors]. Some sort of shoot'em up. I think. Here is a trailer.

Life of the Party starring [Actor famous for comedic performances]. Newly divorced housewife goes to college with daughter. This title reminds me of this song.

And this one.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Grave Keeper's Freaks From The Hounds

Science Fiction

Street Freaks by Terry Brooks. Teen hunted through mega-Los Angeles of the future.


Deck The Hounds by David Rosenfelt. Dog loving lawyer ends up defending a homeless guy who he was helping out during Christmas.

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton. Police inspector worried the serial killer she helped convict 30 years ago may be innocent.


The Reckoning by John Grisham. I guess this is something to do with lawyers. Let me take a look... Yeah, in 1946 a war hero and local bigwig walks to church, shoots his best friend the pastor, and refuses to say anything.

Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories by Joe R. Lansdale His Own Self. More greatness from Lansdale. I'm pretty sure I either read or heard the title story. Hey, dig it, this copy is signed by Lansdale.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter by Hazel Gaynor. I'm not sure what this is about. I was going to go to one of the lighthouse's on the Southern End of Door County this past Spring but the place was closed. We did go by another one.

Elevation by Stephen King. Shocker of shockers! This novel is only 146 pages long.

Evergreen Tidings From the Baumgartners by Grethcen Anthony. Who was that Baumgartner was was a famous Olympic wrestler? Bruce? Let me check... Yep, his first name is Bruce.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Moving Images For Your Television


Super Troopers 2 starring [Actors playing fools]. Sequel to the cult classic about Vermont State Police who are not so... well... they could do better.

Sicario starring benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin. Another realpolitik look at international relations and commerce between Mexico and the United States.

This Is Us: the complete second season starring [actors]. The second season of a TV show I have never, ever seen. Never. EVER.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Four Different


Desperate Measures by Stuart Woods. Yet another Stuart Woods novel.

Rhythmic Sounds Are Recorded In A Studio and Transferred Onto A Plastic Disc For Your Listening Pleasure

Kamikaze Air Unit 313 by Eminem.  Rappers raps songs of something or other.


The Soul of America: the battle for our Better Angels by Jon Meacham. 9 CDs at 11 hours. Something about positive change over U.S. history. I think.


The Geeky Chef Cook Book: real life recipes for your favorite fantasy foods by Cassandra Reader.  Was this a donation? Because we already had a copy.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Cut Dragon Vendetta Chronicle


Prime Cut starring Lee Marvin, Sissy Spacek, Gene Hackman. The '70s classic with machine guns, shoot outs, chased by a combine, rural mobsters, city mobsters, and barbecue.

Dragon Inn starring Shangkuan Ling-fung. Ming dynasty adventure with innocent family of assassinated official protected by mysteriously arrived fighters.


Vendetta by Iris Johansen. Is Johansen the author who poses with one of her dogs? Let's check... nope. It's the woman with blond hair who was my second guess.


Great Lakes Chronicle: essays on Coastal Wisconsin by [various authors]. A freebee the Wisconsin DNR or some other agency sent us. I thought it might circ. Articles going back to 2002.