Thursday, August 28, 2014

Photo Updates

Updates and News

Four staff have recently left library employment.

Jim Braughler was the library's ILL/Cataloging Library Assistant for 8.5 years and did great work.


David Luehring was a Library Page for four years.  David was the fourth Luehring sibling in a row to work here.  He has graduated high school and left for school in Minnesota. (Davis is on the left.)


Emily Hoggatt and Caitlin Downey were both Library Pages.  Emily worked at the library for one year and Caitlin for three.  Both of Caitlin and Emily are attending school in Madison.

Emily and Caitlin.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More Sound, Not As Much Vision

Digital Information In Physical Form Is Impressed Onto A Thin Layer of Plastic For Playback

Now That's What I Call Country: Volume 7.  Pop singers sing pop songs sold as country songs.

Now That's What I Call Music: volume 51.  Pop singers sings pop songs sold to the top forty crowd.

(Weird Al is not on here but he parodies Fancy which is on here.)

Ultraviolence by Lana Del Ray.  Pop singer sings pop songs of cruelty and violence.


300: rise of an empire starring Eva Green.  All I know about this flick is that there are boats and a Bond Girl in the nude.  At least, that's what I read.

Nurse Jackie: season five starring Edie Falco.  All I know about this is what I read on the back cover.  Junkie nurse finishes rehab, gets divorced, dates a policeman.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Large Print, 9 CDs, and Some Dude

Large Print

Support and Defend by Mark Greaney.  Some sort of thriller with Tom Clancy characters.

Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods.  Some sort of thriller with a lawyer.

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke. Some sort of crime novel with a lawman.

Fast Track by Julie Garwood.  Some sort of family drama and romance with a woman protagonist.

9 CDs

Herbie's Game by Timothy Hallinan.  11 hours on 9CDs. Professional burglar, Junior Bender, is once again pressed into investigating another crook's problems.  I am currently listening to the first book in this series.

Some Dude

Remember Me Like This by Anthony Johnston.  You can tell this is a literary novel because the cover has blurbs from John Irving, Tom Perrotta, and Andre Dubus III.  I read an Irving book once, A Son of the Circus.  That sucker was a doorstop.  I think that might be the book where I checked out two copies by mistake.  I returned one and still had an overdue notice.  I was ticked off. "I know I returned that book!"  Nope.  I returned the one book and totally forgot I had a second book - at the bottom of a book stack - at home. 

I'm not sure what this novel is about.  How about a picture of a dog instead?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Selected Non-Fiction Quotes


Loving Someone With An Addiction by Paraclete Press.  DVD, so I guess I cannot quote this one. 

Okay. I'll look for some quotes. 

Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet by Donald Hensrud, MD, Medical Editor.  "Split up the tasks to save time."

Weeknight Gluten Free: simple, healthy meals for every night of the week by Kristine Kidd.  "Season to taste."

500 Potato Recipes by Elizabeth Woodland.  "Today the potato is the staple food for two-thirds of the world's population and out third most important food crop."

Chic Home Interiors by Carles Broto.  A big book with lots of great photos.  "On the other hand it had no windows and received no natural light."

Not to be confused with Chic

Nothing Much to Say, Here are Ten Novels


Home Place by Carrie La Seur.  Successful woman returns to Montana after sister dies. Woman thinks sister's death may not have been accident.  Woman goes gooey for old boyfriend.

Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy.  Yes, I read his name was Van Booty.  I'm not sure what the plot is but the back cover says it is "gripping."  So are ticks.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami. This book says nothing about the plot either.  There are just buzzwords: remarkable...haunted...unintended consequences...journey...mend...heartbreak for the ages.

Magician's Land by Lev Grossman.  I don't know anything about this series but I like all the covers.  The book is about magic and secret worlds.

The Reckoning by Rennie Arth.  Murder mystery set in 1947 England. Okay, I'm burning out this morning.

When the World Was Young by Elizabeth Gaffney. Something about post-WWII life of a teen girl.

Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin.  Something about a fortune hunter.

Mean Streak by Sandra Brown.  Something about a mean streak.

Lucky Us by Amy Bloom.  Something about lucky people.

Monday Monday by Elizabeth Crook.  Something about repetition.  Something about repetition.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Three Dudes and One Gal


Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger.  Krueger's novels are quite popular around here.  They are set up in Duluth.

No Safe House by Linwood Barclay.It seems like I met Barclay at the 2012 Bouchercon in St. Louis.  But, there was an open bar so I might be wrong.

Hounded by David Rosenfelt.  Defense attorney Andy Carpenter is asked by a policeman friend to take in an orphaned 8-year-old and a basset hound.  I'm not sure how old the basset is.

Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little.  Fairly decent cover photo.  I don't like the title's typeface. I do like the typeface on the inside of the dust jacket.  Formerly famous woman is not out of prison hoping to find who killed her mother.  Formerly Famous woman was convicted for the crime.  Formerly Famous woman had drug issues and may be looking for herself. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gischler? Again? Do We Really Need Every Gishler?

Yes.  We Do Need Every Gishler.

Kiss Me, Satan!: New Orleans is a werewolf town by Victor Gischler and Juan Ferreyra.  Werewolf mob boss puts a hit out on a witch.  Bounty hunters arrive.  Trouble ensues.


We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. This is bound with some heavy paper, man.  Thomas won the Graduate Essay Award at UC-Irvine.  I don't know what that means.  I was twice Wrestler of the Week in high school but I'm not putting it on my resume. 

Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen.  Oh, I read her other book The Bird Sisters for the WI Library Association literary awards committee.  Bird Sisters was okay but definitely not my bag.  This one is set in 1938 Minnesota.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Real Big Boat of Convict Koreans


Noah starring Russell Crowe, Hermione Granger, That Lady From Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Guy builds a real big boat.

Silmido starring [Korean actors you never heard of]. in 1968 North Korean commandos attempted to kill the President of South Korea.  South Korea retaliated by creating Unit 684 which recruited convicts that would train to kill North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung.  When Unit 684's mission was cancelled the South Korean government decided to kill all Unit members.

Here is a trailer of Koreans speaking in German but subtitled in English.