Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wisconsin Books and Super Heroes


Justice League starring [people with lots of muscles]. Batman and others team up to fight a bad guy in slow motion.


Old Farm Country Cookbook by Jerry Apps and Susan Apps-Bodilly. Chapter 15 is about rutabagas. In 1946 Apps family harvested 365 bushels of rutabagas. His dad had them selling vegetables door to door. The first trip was to Plainfield. You've heard of Plainfield right? The home of Ed Gein?

Living A Country Year by Jerry Apps. Re-print of stories when Apps grew up on the family dairy farm.

The Wisconsin Capitol: stories of a monument and its people by Michael Edmonds. History and pictures.

Once A Professor: a memoir of teaching in turbulent times by Jerry Apps. Because we apparently don't have enough books by Apps. He taught 38 years at UW-Madison.

Wisconsin State Parks: extraordinary stories of geology and natural history by Scott Spoolman. Neat looking book with lots of photos.

Mexicans in Wisconsin by Sergio M. Gonzalez.  Mr. Gonzalez writes long sentences so I won't write one down as an excerpt. "But, Mr. Library Person, aren't you doing a lot of typing right now?" Yes, I am. But, that is still easier than typing from a book. I am no touch tyupucst.

Roughneck Grace: [long subtitle] by Michael Perry. Collection of essays and newspaper columns from Perry's weekly column for the Wisconsin State Journal.

Danger Man Working: writing from the heart, the gut, and the poison ivy patch by Michael Perry. A collection of assignment writing that previously appeared in Backpacking, Outdoors, Men's Health and a couple other places.

Audiobooks on CD

Shoot First by Stuart Woods. 8 hours on 7CDs. Some sort of story about people doing things with other people.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018



The Outsider by Stephen King. Suspect in murder of an 11-year-old is a well regarded local teacher. DNA evidence is there but the alibi in incontrovertible. This is a short King novel. Only 560 pages long.

Beach House Reunion Mary Alice Monroe. Monroe lives in South Carolina. Her author photo says she is fairly young. Either she started writing very young or I am confusing her with someone else.  suppose I could be thinking of Alice Munro. Munro was born in 1931, is Canadian, and was awarded a Nobel.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The 49th Haunted Blonde


Fascism: a warning by Madeline Albright. Page 127 says, "Chavez never lost his ability to charm, but equally often he chose to repel."


Jane Seymour: the haunted Queen by Alison Weir. Page 412 says, "Jane was relieved to receive a summons to Henry's presence chamber."

How It Happened by Michael Koryta. I've never read a Koryta novel. I've been busy.  Page 264 says, "He shouldered his way past Barrett and walked to his truck."

Ice Blonde by Elaine Viets. Page 49 says, "Jace looked surprised."

The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker. Page 103 says, "I noticed the odor of burning acid then."

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Patterson, Parker, Steel


The Cast by Danielle Steel.

Princess by Rees Jones and James Patterson Literary Industries Amalgamated.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

One Book


The Road to Dawm: Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil War by Jared A. Brock. Henson was 4-years-old when he escaped slavery with his wife and four children and carried two of the children on the 600 mile walk. After escaping he worked for abolition and helped free others, including his brother. Dang. That is impressive.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

A CD. A Book.

Musical Instruments Are Played by Australians. Those Sounds Are Recorded. The Recordings Are Pressed Into Plastic Discs. The Library Buys One of Those Discs to Lend to the Public.

Gumboot Soup by The King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Weird Australians play weird, modern psychedelic tunes.

OK, that one is not so psychedelic. How about this one:


Knuckledragger by Rusty Barnes. Getting this novel cataloged took a loooooong, looooooong time. A crime novel with a loan shark's money collector getting in trouble with his boss. If you like this book we also have a previous Barnes novel, Ridgerunner. Ridgerunner is a good read.

Monday, May 07, 2018

59 Plastic Discs.

Music on CD

Little Windows by Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones. English singer sings songs alongside an American singer who sings songs.

Volunteer by Old Crow Medicine Show.  American singers sing songs of Americana and Bluegrass.

I Like Fun by They Might Be Giants. Duo sings duo songs by dually dueling over Dio's domination.

Audiobooks on CD

Operator Down by Brad Taylor. 14.5 hours on 12 CDs. Shoot-em-up with political intrigue in Israel and Africa.

Unbound by Stuart Woods. 8 hours on 7CDs. I'm not sure what this is about but Tony Roberts reads the book and that guy is cool.

The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George. 23 hours on 18 CDs. A time out? No electronics for a day?  $1 fine? Can you tell I'm used to disciplining children?

The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. 11.5 hours on 9 CDs. Something about the ocean of something. I've not been near an ocean since 2000 when I was in San Diego. I was by the Gulf of Mexico in 2012.

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman. 12.5 hours on 10 CDs. LAPD detective detects devious dudes doing dirty deeds.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Breasts for Unwanted Elizas


Breasts: the owner's manual by Dr. Kristi Funk Surgeon writes book about cancer and breasts. Page 159 says," benign phyllodes tumor".


The Home fro Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. Writer from Toronto writes a novel. Page 218 says, "'Please, not yet.'"

The Elizas by Sara Shepard.  Writer famous for her YA novels lives in Pittsburgh. Page 102 says, "Mostly just took pills, drank, and... went to... different schools... and... exchanged a loaded... therapist... for... six-foot wings."