Friday, February 17, 2017

Large Print

Large Print

3 Fic, 4 NonFic


August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones. I wonder if this is set in the Southern Hemisphere. Let me check... nope. Set in the Detroit and the title is the main character's name.

Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan. This has a one of our "Recommended By" bookmarks with Marilyn's name written on the mark.

On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman. Something about a woman with a lame job an absent fiancee. I think hijinks and romance ensue. I am not sure.

'Recommended By' Bookmarks

I stole the idea from Oconomowoc Public Library. Those of you from outside Wisconsin can find the pronunciation guide here:  I created some images on then printed, cut and laminated.  I was putting my name on these and the books would just sit there. So, I just start putting fake names on there.


The CHEW Approved: the most popular recipes from The Chew Viewers. This show is on TV when I get home for lunch. I immediately turn the channel.  When Boy #1 was still 3 or 4-years-old I'd come home from lunch and I would watch truck racing on ESPN.

In the Company of Women: inspiration and advice from over 100 makers, artists, and entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney. Let's look for writers... aww, they are not grouped by profession. I'll do a brief scan of the names... nope, only poets.  "Only poets," what an accidental slight that was.

Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 years of headlocks, body slams, and piledrivers by Tim Hornbaker.

Art in Detail: 100 masterpieces by Susie Hodge. A thick book with a whole bunch of photos.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Blind Date With A Book

Blind Date With A Book.

We have a display of Blind Date books to check out. Register and get a gift bag. Turn in book reviews and you're entered into a drawing for Chamber Bucks.

NonFiction: Walking, Weights, Money, Food


The Modern Yoga Bible by Christina Brown. Page 169 says, " A twist can tick all these boxes."

The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training: over 100 exercises and 28 workouts for conquering any OCR by David Magida and Melissa Rodriguez.  Page 144 says, " Master the side lunge before moving onto the Cossack squat."

Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s, fifth edition by Sarah Young Fisher and Susan Shelly McGovern. Page 183 says. "This amount is your gross income."

Strength Training, second edition edited by Lee E. Brown.  Page 331 says, "Undulating program for general muscular conditioning."

Lazy and Slow Cookbook: 365 days of slow cooker recipes by Hope Comerford. Page 234 says, "Makes 8-10 servings."

Heal Your Gut: a healing protocol and step-by-step program with more than 90 recipes to cleanse, restore and nourish by Lee Holmes.  Page 210 says, "Add a little more filtered water during cooking if necessary."

Walking For Fitness: make every step count by Nina Barough. Page 59 says, "Hold the position as long as you can, then rest."

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Quarry and a Bunch of NonFiction


Quarry: the complete first season starring Logan Marshall-Green. TV adaptation of the lead character from Max Allan Collins's fantastic novels about a hit man. Logan come back from Vietnam with no job and a cheating wife. He gets forced by The Broker to kill for a living. Cinemax posted the first two episodes on YouTube for a brief time and the show was very interesting.


The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood. Do you think the author ever considers adding a 'M' and being Wormwood? Wormwood is on page 635.

Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger. Well, if it was your mother's did you steal it?

Brew it yourself: make your own beer, wine, hard cider and other concoctions by Nick Moyle and Richard Hood. My brother went to the Czech and the Slovak Republics and tracked down sone distant relatives. The relatives gave my brother a bottle of home brewed vodka which he brought to WI when several relatives met here last summer. My goodness was that vodka vile. Yech. The bottle is still at my house.

The DC Comics Encyclopedia: the definitive guide to the characters of the DC universe. Wait. Should "universe" be capitalized in a subtitle? I suppose that depends on the relationship with the company name, DC.

Pojo's Unofficial Big Book of Pokemon by [no name]. People still dig this. I'm not sure why but they do.


Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Some novel that is supposed to be a big deal.

Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman. Another mystery or something. We also have the audiobook version.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More Things

Audiobook on CD

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai. 10 hours on 8 CDs. "perfect utopia... girl of his dreams... something stupid... terrible dystopian alternate reality... fix his mistake... moving sidewalks... messy reality."

Music on CD

Chicago '78 by Frank Zappa. Zappa sings songs of Zappa-ness themes. Zappa circs so I bought this.

Take Control by Slaves. English duo play guitar and drums and sing lyrics that cover multiple topics.

The Gospel According to PIG by PIG. English sings in English. I am pretty certian the band's name was pigs pigs pigs pigs pigs pigs pigs. I heard on BBC 6 Music and thought people here might enjoy them.


Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise pretends to kill and beat-up people. I enjoyed the first Reach film.

Thursday, February 09, 2017



The Angel Tree: celebrating Christmas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo book with many detail photographs of the many detailed ornaments and dioramas.

Dog Heroes of September 11th: a tribute to America's search and rescue dogs by Nona Kilgore Bauer. A donation someone decided to add in. I admit I would have skipped this one so if someone else thinks the book will circ I am glad to add it.


The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey. Remote Irish island in 1959 gets an American coming to inherit a cottage and look for a holy well. Carey's photo has her outside wearing a red scarf. My library photo has me inside wearing a black scarf.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A Bunch of Books


Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. A book by the former Wisconsinite. Page 215 says, "It was dark under there."

Autumn: a novel by Ali Smith. I tried reading the dust cover precis and it was gobbledy-gook. Ms. Smith is sitting on a couch for her author photo. The flowers behind her look real.

Salvation Lake by G.M. Ford. Mystery featuring character Leo Waterman. Page 47 says, "Two Pulitzer nominations."

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis. Police Detective investigates murder of a family and the missing family.

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. "Why is everyone talking about the ending of Behind Her Eyes?" Nice try. I'm not biting.

Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie. Don't get too excited and scream, but this mystery has a hand drawn map on the inside. Yeah!

A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates. religious zealot murders a doctor in Ohio. Do you think Oates ever cares what critics think about her books. She has written so many novels and taught so many students I wonder how much attention to pays to what anyone has to say about the books.

Audiobook on CD

The Prisoner by Alex Berenson. 12.5 hours on 10 CDs.  Spies. I think.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Agnes Obel and some other stuff

The Power of Electricity is Used to both Record and Create Sound Waves For Your Ears

Citizen of Glass by Agnes Obel. Everyone's favorite Danish singer sings songs about glass.

Amanda Norgaard is also Danish.

Can't Touch Us Now by Madness. English sings songs in English about English things.


Ash vs. Evil Dead: the complete first season starring The Chin and Lucy Lawless. Ash has been avoiding most things for the past 30 years until the dead come back again.

Harper starring Paul Newman and Lauren Bacall. Private eye investigates things.


My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. Dust cover says "part love story, part workplace drama."

The Prisoner by Alex Berenson. Are these spy novels?

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner. The cover is very similar to the cover of Megan Abbott's last novel.

Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Western, A Pulp, Some Ghosts


In A Valley of Violence starring Ethan Hawke and John Travolta. Stranger comes to town. Stranger picks a fight. Violence and counter violence ensue.


Kiss the Devil Good Night by Jonathan Woods. Pulpy action goodness. Marital betrayal! Violent crime! Prison! Revenge!

The Girl Before by JP Delaney. You just know the publisher wanted something with "girl" in the title. The dust cover says JP Delaney is a pseudonym for a famous writer. One guess at the writer's identity is someone named Tony Strong. I never heard of him, which doesn't mean much.

Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey. The dust cover plot description says something about crazy people in Florida rigging the lottery.

Fatal by John Lescroart. Police detective has to recognize that her best friend may have killed the man she had an affair with.

Power Game by Christine Feehan. Physically enhanced commando teams up with genetically engineered spy for mission in Indonesia. Feehan's author photo is with a big fluffy looking dog. A BIG dog.

Audiobook on CD

Big LIttle Lies by Liane Moriarty. 16 hours on 13 CDs.  This is from 2014 and must be one of the sale books I bought to fill in the collection.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Birth of a Munich Accountant


The Birth of a Nation starring Nate Parker and Armie Hammer. Based on the slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.

The Accountant starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick. Accountant self-trains to become super commando. I think.


Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie Dobbs solves another murder.