Friday, February 13, 2009

Travel Books, Bad Dog, Another One of Those Dang Vampire Paperbacks


Blood Blade: Skinners volume 1 by Marcus Pelegrimas. "There is a world you don't know about, inhabited by supernatural creatures of darkness - vampires, werewolves, and all manner of savage, impossible beasts...But for centuries a special breed of hunter has kept the monsters at bay...These guardians are called SKINNERS."
I blame Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv series for all this vampire novel nonsense.

Double Minds by Terri Blackstock. According to the cover Blackstock is the #1 bestselling suspense author. According to the back cover she likes black turtlenecks.

Luke's Story: the Jesus chronicles by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Follows Luke from life as slave to work as physician. His friendship with Paul and Luke's conversion to Christianity.

Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy. "With the insight, humor, and compassion we have come to expect from her, Maeve Binchy tells a story of family, friends, patients, and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old and new Ireland."
I heard that Ireland is getting into dire economic straits after having had such a huge economic boon over the past few years.

Deadly Departures by Ted Allbeury. Max buys and sells yachts along the Italian Riviera. Max fought there with local partisans and knows the violence that lies shiny exterior. "Hair raising suspense, brutal violence, steamy sex, high-octane action." according to Booklist.

While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky. One sister has a heart attack and the other has to take charge and make tough decisions.


Training the Hard to Train Dog: effective training techniques for working with shy, controlling, and stubborn dogs by Peggy Swager.

Let's Go Europe: 2009 by [some editor]. The back of the book mentions "ice climbing and glacier walking in the majestic Swiss Alps". My brother took a trip doing exactly that. You know what I did? I went to Kansas and saw a camel's hump.

Las Vegas: 2009 by Fodor's.

Let's Go Britain: 2009 by [book editors]. Stop listening to Morrissey and the Len Price 3 in your basement and take a trip there.

Chicago: 2009 by Fodor's. Don't get mugged.

California: 2009 by Fodor's.

Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2009.

San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country Restaurants and Hotels: 2009. 390 restaurants with 55 new entries and 55 with meals under $25.

New York City Restaurants and Hotels: 2009. 560 restaurants with 80 new entries and 75 restaurants with meals under $25.

Las Vegas Restaurants and Hotels 2009. 140 new restaurants with 20 new entries and strip clubs with lap dances under $25.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February Auto Ship of Large Print

Large Print - Fiction

On the Grind by Stephen Cannell.

Fireside by Susan Wiggs.

Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth.

Promises of Change by Joan Medlicott.

Eclipse by Richard North Patterson.

Logan by Linda Lael Miller.

A Country Called Home by Kim Barnes.

Large Print - NonFiction

Ayatollah Begs to Differ: the paradox of modern Iran by Hooman Majd.


Ortho's All About Wiring Basics edited by Larry Erickson.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Fiction Grades Are In: Two Bs, An F, and a Pass


Silent Man by Alex Berenson. CIA agent John Wells is driving to work in Langley when he gets attacked by a motorcycle riding assassin during a traffic jam. Wells's fiance is injured, others are killed, and Wells is burning for revenge. Wells follows the assassins trail to Russia and a plot to steal nuclear weapons.

The Renegades by T. Jefferson Parker. "A Charlie Hood Novel"Charlie Hood works as a Deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff. Hood gets a new partner who is killed on duty and Hood is after some bad dudes.

Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein. Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper goes to a Manhattan apartment concerning an assault. The victim, a rare book conservator, refuses to cooperate and Cooper tracks the case to the super wealthy Hunt family. The Hunts are passionate book collectors and they and others are after a priceless edition of Alice in Wonderland.

The Women by T.C. Boyle. Frank Lloyd Wright and the four women through his adult life. "Each of these four women's stories plays out in a surprising, comedic and ultimately poignant manner."