Saturday, May 03, 2008



There Will Be Blood starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis won an Oscar for this picture about a driven oil man in turn of the century California.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

One to Scare the Ladies


Private Life of Spiders by Paul Hillyard. A lavishly illustrated book about spiders that my wife refused to even touch.

Complete Guide to Windows and Doorways: repair, replace, renew by Chris Marshall.

Rampant raider: an A-4 Skyhawk pilot in Vietnam by Stephen R. Gray.



27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigl. Heigl is some tv star on Grey's Anatomy. Heigl plays a gal who is always a bridesmaid and then sets her sights on her boss. Chick movie.

Lost Highway starring Bill Pullman, Patrica Arquette, Robert Blake. Jacob the Page's incessant blather about David Lynch motivated me to purchase this one. "Haunting sexuality, ricochet action and fleeting, murderous shadows await you on a journey that begins and ends on the Lost Highway."
If you like this one you can try out Inland Empire, Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, and Mulholland Dr. I suppose I shouldn't blame the Page.


Phantom Prey by John Sanford. Lucas Davenport investigates a missing persons case. According to What's Next this is the 18th title in the series.

Secrets by Jude Deveraux. Cassandra has loved Jeff since she was twelve. She dumps her fiance, takes a job as Jeff's nanny and investigates shots at a reclusive actress's home.

Child 44 by Tim Rob Smith. War hero policeman Leo upsets in his bosses in Stalinist era Moscow and is sent to a remote Siberian town. Already in trouble, Leo suspects a serial killer is on the loose. According to government decree serial killers do not exist. Leo gets in more trouble. A very well reviewed novel.

All Souls by Christine Schutt. Popular senior girl Astra at Manhattan's Siddons School has fallen deathly ill. The rest of the high school finds ways to cope with the sudden and upsetting news.

Sleeping Dogs by Ed Gorman. Political consultant Dev is working on an Illinios Senator's re-election campaign. Dev needs to research the campaign staff's backgrounds and finds disturbing information and the Senator may be at the center. A political mystery novel.

Betrayed by J.M. Windle. Anthropologist Vicki is studying Guatemalan garbage pickers when she finds the corpse of her estranged sister, Holly. "What betrayal connects Holly's murder, the recent massacre of a Mayan village, and the long-ago deaths of Vicki's own parents?"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What's Next


What's Next 2007: a list of adult books in series by Kent Library District. Sixth book in the Lincoln Rhyme series? It's Twelth Card. Fourth book in the Bolos series? Last Stand. How many series has R. A. Salvatore done and what are the books? Look it up yourself.

What's Next 2007: a list of youth books in series by Kent Library District. Forty-six titles in New adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley series. Think about it.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Anne Murray Lives! plus some rap.

Music CDs

Duets: friends and legends by Anne Murray. Murray sings duets with other women. I'm not sure how many of these tunes were recently recorded. Heck Dusty Springfield has been dead for years. At least five singing partners are Canadian. There might be other Canadians hidden in the 17 tunes on this disc but I'm not going to look up all the biographies.
Speaking of Dusty there are two albums available through the catalog Dusty in Memphis and The Very Best of Dusty Springfield. We have Shelby Lynne's CD of Dusty Springfield covers, Just a Little Lovin'.

Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace by Big and Rich. What's the deal with these guys?

Good Time by Alan Jackson. This guy's CDs always check out.

The Wolf by Shooter Jennings. The son of Waylon Jennings. Judging from the band photo Shooter is trying real hard to be "outlaw country". He has a radio show on Sirius radio.

Elephant in the Room by Fat Joe. Rapper guy with diamond encrusted watch.

Ego Trippin by Snoop Dogg. I don't listen to rap but Snoop scowls very well so he must be good.

Best of Both Worlds Concert by Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. CD and DVD. Ugh.