Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What to Read 32: Interview with J.A. Konrath

I spoke to JA Konrath at the Murder and Mayhem in Muskego meeting this past Saturday. Konrath spoke about electronic publishing, writing instruction, publishing, Han Solo, and made fun of Barry Eisler.

I was going to do a photo essay

Photographing, editing the photos, uploading the photos and then linking to them takes way too much time and trouble.


Star Trek starring Winona Ryder, Eric Bana.

Transformers: revenge of the fallen starring that guy and the current It Girl.

Audiobook on CD

Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud. 11 CDs at 13.5 hours. A Young Adult novel with legends, House of Svein, stumpy and swarthy hero, "chain of events that will forever alter his destiny."

Monday, November 16, 2009

Maybe I should get a new coffee machine

The current coffee machine overflows if the coffee pot is not all the way in.

It is very annoying. Here is an example:

Music CD

Play On
by Carrie Underwood. Pretty girl wears flower in hair for photo shoot.

AudioBooks on CD

Bloody Crown of Conan
by Robert E. Howard. 15 CDs at 18.5 hours. Three Conan tales by the inventor of the sword and sorcery genre. Just don't watch the biopic about Howard with Zellweger and the chubby guy from Law and Order.

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews. 9 CDs at 11 hours. Werewolves, paranormal, swords, lions, Atlanta, Midnight Games, dark plot, shape-shifting.

Dark Slayer
by Christine Feehan. 12 discs, 14.5 hours. Hot chick in a kinky leather outfit travels with a wolf pack and kills vampires with a crossbow. All she really wants is love.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 (6 CDs at 6 hours) and Volume 2 (6 CDs at 6 hours) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes. You may have heard of him before. Read by the guy who played Watson in those fantastic productions starring Jeremy Brett.

The Heir by Johanna Lindsey. Rich Scottish dude is supposed to marry one woman but loves another.

Critical Conditions
by Stephen White. 10 CDs at 12.33 hours. Doctor finds that a family with sick kids "stop at nothing to save one of its own."

Large Print

Kindred in Death
by J.D. Robb.

by Sandra Novack. Family is falling apart in 1978.