Friday, August 10, 2007

300 Hillary Duff Disturbia Secrets


300 starring Gerard Butler, Lena Headey and David Wenham. 300 Spartans defend the Thermopylae pass and kill a bunch of invading Persians.

Disturbia starring Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer and Carrie-Anne Moss. A retelling of Hitchcock's Rear Window. Kale is under house arrest so he spends his time watching the neighbors and is convinced is neighbor is a killer. Shia is a guy, by the way, not a gal.

The Secret. The DVD version of the book: "You are holding in your hand a great secret of the universe. It has passed throughout the ages, traveling through reach you."


Dignity by Hillary Duff. Jacob the Page says, "This also has a DVD, so you can listen to the CD and watch the DVD at the same time." Yeah, okay Jacob.

Zeitgeist by The Smashing Pumpkins.


The Follower by Jason Starr. Starr's thrillers are supposed to incredibly good. NYC single girl Katie has a stalker with their future together all planned out. "Combining his trademark razor-sharp storytelling talent, The Follower is JaPublish Postson Starr's most suspenseful novel yet."

Empress of Weehawken by Irene Dische. Grandmother Elisabeth Rother writes her memoirs. Skipping over her escape from the Holocaust she goes right to her wayward daughter and granddaughter who - horror - sleep on unironed sheets, refuse rhinoplasty, and become medical examiners rather than concert pianists.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Three AudioBooks and a Large Print

Large Print

Up Close and Personal by Fern Michaels. Sarabess Windsor is the last of the family line in Crestwood, SC. Unless she can find her runaway daughter, Trinity. Conceived as a bone marrow donor Trinity fled Crestwood fifteen years ago.


Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot. Cabot's popularity grew with her Princess Diaries and Mediator series for young adults. Her newer novels like this one are aimed at adults. Main character Lizzie just moved to New York and her big mouth is getting her in trouble in her new and desperately needed job and at home with her live-in boyfriend Luke.

Straight From the Heart by Tami Hoag. Physical therapist Rebecca is still angry at baseball player Jace for dumping her seven years ago. When severely injured Jace is hospitalized and his treatment is assigned to Rebecca she thinks nothing will ever change between them.

Still Summer by Jacquelyn Mitchard. Three women in their early forties reunite for a sailing trip when one returns from overseas. All three have to battle their own frailties plus the rigors of piloting a sailing ship attacked by pirates.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Two New


One-Room Schools of Jefferson County by Johnson Creek Historical Society. Photos, descriptions, histories, and commentary by former students and teachers.


Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Wisconsin author Rothfuss' fantasy autobiography of Kvothe - notorious magician, accomplished thief, masterful musician, and infamous assassin.

Monday, August 06, 2007

A Sharpe DVD! (other stuff too)


Sharpe's Challenge starring Sean Bean. Whoa. Sean Bean is looking old. I don't recognize the storyline and the credits say "based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell" so I think this is a mix of the novels and the screenwriter's imagination. Anyway, Wellington sends Sharpe to India to investigate a local Maharajah's threat to British power.

Firehouse Dog starring Josh Hutcherson and some hairy dog with floppy ears. This is a kid's movie but that's okay. Hollywood's star acting dog Rex gets lost in an unfamiliar city. Rex is taken in by 12 year old Josh who's dad runs the local fire station. Hijinks ensue.


Daughtry by Daughtry. So, what's the deal with this guy? He was on American Idol of something? Well, his album has been selling real well.

Kirk Franklin Presents Songs for the Storm Volume One by Kirk Franklin. A compilation album from contemporary gospel star Franklin.


These Boots Weren't Made for Walking by Melody Carlson. Chick-lit novel where career girl loses job, dumps cheating boyfriend and moves back to her ski-resort hometown and her divorced and dating mom.

The Dead Whisper On by T.L. Hines. Hines' Waking Lazarus has been checking out prety well so I bought this latest one. Seems like a sort of horror or suspense novel. Maybe both.

Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman. "Persephone Hadley is six months pregnant with a mixed race baby...the baby's father, Callum, is dead. He was hanged for terrorism months ago...Callum's brother Jude, blames Sephy for the death and thirsts for revenge." Shelved in the YA section.

Ravens of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson. Paxson continues Marion Zimmer Bradley's Avalon series. A novelization of the story of Queen Boudica, raised as a druid and married to King Prasutagos who submits to Roman rule. When Prasutagos dies Boudica is abused by the Romans and leads a rebellion.

Devil's Labrynth by John Saul. After his father dies, grieving fifteen year old Ryan's mother sends him to St. Isaac's boarding school when his behavour is uncontrollable. Ryan arrives wehn St. Isaac's is in turmoil following aviolent death and a disappearance. A new priest arrives to perform secret a exorcism of the school. But, Ryan suspects that evil is being invited in, not pushed away.


Running With the Devil: The True Story of the ATF's Infiltration of the Hell's Angels by Kerrie Droban. I was living in Peoria, AZ in 2003 when there was a major bust of Hell's Angels members and club houses. The bust was possible through the infiltration the Angels' clubs by the ATF and Phoenix PD detectives.