Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Quick One Before I'm Away


Below Zero by C.J. Box. This is supposed to be real good.

Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver. I'm not sure I've ever read one of his novels but I really a short story that was good.

Relentless by Dean Koontz.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. A haunted house in 1940 England.

The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner. Gardener's thrillers are supposed to be above average.

Knock Out by Catherine Coulter. What does Coulter write anyway? Both thrillers and romance? Or Thrillers with some romance? read it and find out yourself.

Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I'm late on getting this one.

The Cheater by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. I don't care.

French Gardener by Santa Montefiore. "Santa"? What the heck kind of name is that?

Love's Pursuit by Siri Mitchell. The cover has a redheaded gal with a head cover and black clothes so this must be an inspirational fiction set in Amish country or something. Let me check... Nope, but I was kinda close. It is in Stoneybrooke, MA way back when.

Repeat After Me by Rachel DeWoskin. Young New York woman Aysha meets a Chinese student in the U.S. They marry and move to China. Cultural goofs provide humor.

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen. Unique novel told with illustrations.


Mad Science: experiements you can do at home - but probably shouldn't by Theodore Gray.

Chemical Cowboys: the DEA's secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin by Lisa Sweetingham. True crime tale of an international drug ring trading in Ecstasy tablets. Also endorsed by Bill Crider.

American Cheeses: the best regional, artisna, and farmhouse cheeses: who makes them and where to find them by Clark Wolf. Endorsed by Gerard Saylor (that's me) and other Wisconsin types.

World War One: a short history by Norman Stone. We did not have much on WWI so I bought this.

Large Print

Medusa by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos.

Tim Finn, Practical Shooting, Exercise, Guy WIth No Shirt

Music CDs

The Conversation by Tim Finn. The great Finn sings songs. Didi I mention I was going to drive to Milwaukee and see this dude in early 2008? He was scheduled on a night when we had a massive snow fall. I did not bother trying to drive in that mess. But, it was snow so much the show was cancelled anyway.

Blackout!2 by Methodman and Redman. The popular rappers team up again.


Practical Shooting: handgun techniques, volumes 1-3 by Matt Burkett. Tips, training, and instruction on IPSC by professional shooters Burkett, Brian Enos and Don Golembieski. If those check-outs out maybe I'll get a shotgun or rifle one.

Fool's Gold starring ThatGuyWithNoShirt and TheGalWhoIsNotAsHotAsEveryoneSays. Recently divorced couple head to the Carribean to find a treasure ship that sunk in 1715 while gangster tries to catch the husband.

SHAPE 20-Minute Makeover. Exercise video.

21 starring Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth. College students learn to count cards and play Blackjack in Las Vegas. They get in trouble.

The Dark Knight starring Christian Bale. A replacement.

There's a Place For Us: the 34th annual UW Varsity Band Spring Concert. It took forever to get this cataloged.

AudioBooks on CD

Sleeping Dogs by Ed Gorman. 5 discs at 5 hours. Endorsed by Bill Crider.

The Sorceress: the secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. 11 discs at 14 hours. A YA title. Unednorsed by Bill Crider (as far as I know anyway).

Punk Rock Punks Produce Album 35 Years Later

Music CDs

...For the Whole World to See by Death. According to the three Hackney brothers of Detroit started playing soul and funk and then moved into the proto-punk scene in 1973. They were signed to a label but refused to change to a friendlier band name. The naming argument caused a rift in the band and only now are all seven of their singles being released on CD.

You don't see many black guys playing punk, which reminds me of The Dirtbombs. The Dirtbombs are also from Detroit and we also have an album of theirs here, We Have You Surrounded, which includes this tune.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Stuff, Old Stuff, Bikini Stuff


Taking Chance starring Kevin Bacon. A Marine Lieutenant Colonel reads the obituary for a young Marine and sees they graduated from the same high school. The LTC volunteers to accompany the body back from Delaware back to burial in Wyoming.

Defiance starring Daniel Craig. James Bond fights the Nazis in the Polish woods.

SHAPE: sculpt your abs. This is a replacement for a lost item.

SHAPE: ultimate bikini body workout. Workout routine. No bikinis involved.

Land of the Lost: Seasons One, Two, and Three starring [people from the seventies]. All three seasons of the 1970s kids television show. I would maybe watch one or two episodes off of here to see what looks familiar. But, otherwise, I consider this a complete waste of time.

Maybe I could buy this for my brother's birthday. I still have not gotten him anything and it has been about two months. Does he really need anything anyway? Couldn't I make a donation in his name to the Gerard Saylor Foundation for Knife and Firearms Appreciation?

National Treasure 2 starring Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel. This looks stupid. I suppose kids like it though. Our whole family went to see UP! when my in-laws were in town. Boy Number One, who is six, got quite scared when the bad guy was shooting at everyone.