Saturday, February 23, 2008

A Crider and Two Other Mysteries Plus Some Reader Favorites


Of All Sad Words by Bill Crider. Crider's latest Sheriff Dan Rhodes novel. Rhodes is the sheriff of a rural Blacklin County in Texas. To Rhodes the saddest words are, "It seemed like a good idea at the time." More humor and adventure from Crider. I guarantee Rhodes will deal with idiots and get beat up by someone.

An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear. I like the cover illustration.

Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke. Another one of those recipe murders.


Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. Lexi went from working girl to big-shot executive in three years. Too bad she just lost three years worth of memory in a car wreck.

Honor Thyself by Danielle Steel. Release date of February 26th.

Fast Track by Fern Michaels. The Sisterhood goes after more revenge or something.

Large Print

First Patient by Michael Palmer. Judging from the title and cover illustration this is about the President's doctor and is some sort of thriller.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

One CD


Chinatown by Paul Filipowicz. Local blues dude Filipowicz plays guitar and sings the transplanted Mississippi blues of Chicago via Aztalan, WI.

Large Print. Eight of them.

Large Print Fiction

Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon. "Three tales of war, intrigue, and espionage that feature one of her most popular characters: Lord John."

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Book conservator is hired to analyze and conserve the Sarajevo Haggadah. Finds clues to it's history from artifacts in the binding.

Touchstone by Laurie R. King. Bennett is in seclusion in 1930s Cornwall hiding his unwanted ability to read minds by touching people. FBI agent Harris tracks him down to pressure him into work. Sounds a lot like the Dead Zone.

Come Walk With Me by Joan Medlicott. Some romance.

Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley. Easy Rawlin's is hired to find his friend Christmas Black by both Black's daughter and the Army.

Winter Roses by Diana Palmer. Some romance.

Snowfall at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs. Woman moves back home. A romance.

Large Print NonFiction

Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat. Edwidge was placed in the care of a Pastor Joseph when her parents left Haiti for the U.S. When she too left Haiti for the U.S. she left behind the only family she really knew. In 2004
Pastor Joseph leaves Haiti for the U.S. and dies within days.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

One DVD and One Book


American Gangster starring Rusell Crowe and Denzel Washington. Crime pays for a while, then you go to prison. Contains both the theatrical version and the "extended" version. This also has Cuba Gooding, Jr. in it. That guy is good in everything. Ted Levine is in this too. I don't think that Levine always dies like he used to in older flicks like Heat and Silence of the Lambs.


American Ruins by Arthur Drooker. Black and white photos from across the U.S. of ruined buildings. Indian dwellings in the Western desert, antebellum mansions in the South, the Bethlehem Steel Mill, a ghost town in Nevada.