Friday, December 11, 2009

More Christmas Novels and the Pyramids in Rock Lake

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Under the Dome by Stephen King.

Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans.

Knit the Season by Kate Jacobs.

Creed Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller.


Lost Pyramids of Rock Lake: Wisconsin's sunken civilization by Frank Joseph. Are there pyramids and remnants of copper mining on the bottom of Rock Lake? That's what this guy and some other people claimi. Ask that guy who works at Sentry - I cannot recall his name - and he'll tell you more than you want to know.
I bought two copies of Lost Pyramids to replace older copies that have worn out or gone missing.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dead Nazi Cookbooks


Inglorious Basterds starring Brad Pitt and other people. American soldier's kill Nazis during World War Two. I have avoided reading about this and watching previews because I would like everything to be a surprise.

The Hangover starring Heather Graham. Guys wake up after a huge night out and need to find out what happened. You can watch another version of this by picking up Dude, Where's My Car?

Easy Virtue starring Jessica Biel, Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth. Young American wife is taken home to her husband family's rich English estate. Comedic episodes of culture clash and in-laws clash.


How to Cook Everything: 2,000 simple recipes for great food by Mark Bittman. Tenth anniversary edition.

BakeWise: the hows and whys of successful baking with over 200 magnificent recipes by Shirley O. Corriher.

A16: food + wine by Nate Appleman and Shelley Lindgren. Recipes from the owners of a restaurant in San Francisco.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

What to Read 33: Megan Abbott and Amy Belasen/Jacob Osborn

What to Read 33

I was quite impressed with Abbott's novel. In fact, the more I remember my conversation with Abbott the more I like her as a person. I imagine this may color my judgment of the novel but the book was still good anyway.

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A snow storm is traveling through Southern Wisconsin. We remain open.

Snow 9 Dec 09 from the front door

Snow 9 Dec 09

Snow 9 Dec 09

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U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton. Lady detective from California investigates deadly doings.

Trial by Fire by J.A. Jance. Lady detective from Arizona investigates deadly doings.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Photographic Interlude

This is probably too big for proper formatting on our blog but I will not bother to check.

Hip-Shaker, Magic-Maker, Life-Taker

Music on CD

She Wolf by Shakira. Colombian singer sings songs.

Songs to Celebrate 25 Days of Christmas by various artists/ Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Durante, and others sing songs of Christmas.


Adventureland starring Kristen Wiig. College guy has summer job at tacky amusement park. Meets girl. Bill Crider liked it, here are his comments.

Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp and Batman. Actors dress nice and shoot lots of blanks while pretending to be Dillinger and Purvis.

I asked Ruth the Page if she had seen Public Enemies yet. She said "Nope" and went on to say she had never heard of the movie.
"Really?" I say. "They filmed it over in Cottage Grove or somewhere. They shot a scene at the Capitol building, too."
Ruth says, "Nope, never heard of it."

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince starring [English types]. Scary evil wizard tries to kill kind and good wizards with wizardry.


Birthday Cakes for Kids by Annie Rigg. Cake recipes for fantastic birthday cakes that no one will make.

Audiobook on CD

I, Alex Cross by James Patterson. 6 CDs at 7 hours. Relative of Cross is murdered. Cross investigates.