Friday, August 22, 2008

Same as the Next-to-Last Post


Final Justice by Fern Michaels. The Sisiterhood looks for a Presidential pardon but a competing candidate must be defeated. After all, "their cherished freedom - and th efuture of the country - are at stake."

Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs. During a house renovation a plumber finds a ceremonial shrine with a skull. Temperance Brennan is called to help.

Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks. Part of the Genesis of Shannara series. A future North America is "blighted by chemical warfare, pollution, and plague" with no government or law. "Allies of good unite to fight the rampaging evil" of scoundrels and demons.

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Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

More CD and DVD


Shine a Light with the Rolling Stones. Band clips, behind the scenes, concert footage.

Doomsday starring Bob Hoskins and a bunch of chicks. An "elite fighting unit" goes into a "post-apocalyptic zone" to find a cure to an epidemic. Sounds like Escape From New York. That's alright, I grew up on trashy post-apocalypse movies on television and like most all of them. Especially when they have goofy costumes, elaborate mohawks, overdone make-up.

Nim's Island starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin. Girl and dad live alone on a desert island. When dad disappears girl emails favorite author for help. Huh? Well that makes no sense to me but this is a kids' movie.

Dexter: the second season starring Michael C. Hall and James Remar. Season two of the Showtime television series. I bet James Remar was in a post-apocalypse movie sometime in his career.

Music CDs

Wait for Me by The Pigeon Detectives. Here is another one of those, "Why did I get this?" albums. I think I may have read a promo release, or heard it on 6 Music.
Oh. I've heard the tune I Found Out before. It's a catchy little ditty.
Wait, I may have heard this on Little Steven's show.

Handy Manny with Los Lobos. Songs from the animated kids' series that Boy #1 loves to watch.

Number One Songs by Merle Haggard. This will get good check-outs. Ten songs.

Kidz Bop 14.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beer Drinking Snakes in Tanks


Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles by Robert Jackson. Photos and details on tanks from WW1 onwards. The M6 Heavy Tank could go 22 miles per hour but "came to nothing because the Americans concentrated their considerable production facilities on medium tanks." The M26 Pershing Heavy Tank did get made but only "saw action" in the Pacific Theater.

Snakes: a concise guide to nature's perfect predators by Daniel Gilpin. Perfect? If snakes were so perfect they would hunt day and night and not have to sit in the sun to stay warm. They'd also be able to run.

Detox: the process of cleansing and restoration by Parragon Publishing. A mixture of recipes and therapies with nice colour photos of fruit, vegetables and upscale white women.

Beers of the World: over 350 classic beers, lagers, ales, and porters by David Kenning. We have some other beer books already but I could not resist. Organized by country with each beer entry containing photo, historical information, and tasting notes. HEY! Swan Draught! I used to drink Swan when I attended Murdoch for a semester. Swan brewed an Export that was good and I used to get their stought as well. Oh, and Emu! I forgot about that one until I read the wikipedia article.

Bitter Ocean: the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945 by David Fairbank White. Between '39 and '45 36,000 Allied sailors and navy airmen and 36,000 merchant seaman died on the seas in convoys delivering all the materials (food, clothes, guns, ammunition) needed to wage the war in Europe and Africa. 80% of German submarines crewman were lost.

Ham Radio License Manual: all you need to become an amateur radio operator by Ward Silver. Donation from the TriCounty Amateur Radio Club.

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Into the Fire by Suzanne Brockmann. A novel that, according to the cover, is a romance during a wildfire.

Monday, August 18, 2008

CD and DVD


Viva LaVida: or, Death and all his friends by Coldplay. I'm not sure what's going on here. These guys are still popular according to sales lists. I think Stephanie the Library Assistant is a fan of theirs.

Real Animal by Alejandro Escovedo. Little Steven was playing Escovedo's latest tune on his radio show and the tune was quite catchy so I ordered this. Two other Escovedo albums are in the SHARE catalog.
Escovedo started out as a punk in San Francisco and has played in several genres since then.

Digi Snacks by RZA as Bobby Digital. My brother sent me a Wu-Tang Clan CD a few years ago. i don't know why it was chosen. I listened to it but do not remember much about it. The disc is sitting around somewhere, I should dig it out and listen again. From what I know the guys like old kung-fu movies, comic books, and Bill Murray.

The Slip by Nine Inch Nails. CD packaged with a live DVD by Trent Reznor. I don't know if this guy likes comic books. If he does the books probably have vampires or goth story lines.

Fire Songs by The Watson Twins. A few months ago I was checking in some CDs by one of our regular customers whose tastes sometimes coincide with mine. I listened to one of his returns by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins. I really liked that disc so when I saw the release announcement for this I ordered it.


Hellboy starring [people from Hell]. Demon is raised from infancy by the U.S. Army and works for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense invesitagting and defending against paranormal events.

Shutter starring [people I never heard of]. Horror movie. Couple moves to Japan and image of girl starts showing up in their pictures.

NonFic DVD

Defensive Drills, Offesnive Drills, Hitting Mechanics from A Game Sports. Baseball drills for teaching young players.

Those I left Behind by Lisandro Perez-Ray. Documentary on families split between the U.S. and Cuba and unable to visit one another.

Beyond the Sea: a history of the Mariel boatlift by Lisandro Perez-Ray. 130,000 Cubans were sent over by Castro. Among the convicts and junkies were many who procliamed themselves gay, or drug addicts, or prostitutes to get to the U.S.

In Search of the Sentinel by Albert Paley. "one-hour documentary that follows the vision of the artist, from idea through fabrication and installation of the largest public sculpture on a university campus in the United States."

The Not So Big House: home by design by Sarah Susanka. Core design principles brought to life that emphasize quality over quantity.