Thursday, March 25, 2010

Harlan Coben is Bald, More Indian Mounds, Underwear Girl on Cover


Bite Me: a love story by Christopher Moore. Comedic novel with vampires in San Francisco.

212 by Alafair Burke. No relation to Alafair Robicheaux.

Red Cat by Peter Spiegelman. PI in NYY tries to track down the blackmailing girlfriend of his married brother. The woman, who works an internet porn and black mailing operation, ends up dead and evidence leads to the PI's brother. The cover has a gal dressed in underwear and stockings.

Caught by Harlan Coben. Seventeen year old girl goes missing. Lady tv reporter who hosts a fictionalized version of Catch a Predator gets involved.

The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear. I always enjoy the artwork on these Winspear covers. I cannot name the painting style but it has that 1920s-1930s, Hopper-like, WPA feel. I've still never read one of these books though.

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken. This looks like a YA novel and has a lousy cover.

Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry. Woman travels to Constantinople in 1273 to prove her brother's innocence in conspiring to kill a nobleman. Good for her.

Shattered by Karen Robards. Sha-dooby. Shattered. Shattered.


Spirits of Earth: the effigy mound landscape Madison and the Four Lakes by Robert A. Birmingham. Birmingham used to be State Archeologist and has writen several books on mounds including the one about the mounds in Aztalan State Park.

Kids Book

Tollins by Conn Iggulden. I list this because it was in the same pile as the other books in this post. Tollins was the Rotary gift book from this week. The Rotary Club of Lake Mills donates a book in the name of the weekly program. This means I have to find a new book each week and I sometimes run around trying to scare one up.
The program this week was a tour at Ephraim Faience Pottery by one of the owners. Ephraim just moved downtown about a year ago and make Arts and Crafts style pottery. They have a neat operation and the tour covered all the steps of the process. Tours are not often given though, so don't just expect one if you suddenly show up.

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