Friday, January 29, 2010

Library Open House, Local History, It's Not A Beard

Library Open House

Our annual Library Open House is Saturday, 13 February from 10 AM to 12 PM. Baked goods and coffee from Waterhouse Foods. Piano performance by the students of local instructor Emily Paape. Display of Library history. Come on over.

Local History

Dr. Liebenow published an updated version of People, Places, and Things. Get a copy for $20 with all proceeds going to the Library's building fund.

Roland Liebenow's Book

More Food

These were still warm when I took the photo. I took all my coffee mugs home to the dishwasher.

Cinnamon Rolls and Styrofoam Coffee

It's Not a Beard

I just don't feel like shaving.





That's it. I'm shaving tonight.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tom Piccirilli Does Great Work, I Don't Know About the Rest


Shadow Season by Tom Piccirilli. Blinded ex-cop Finn is teaching at "an isolated girls' prep school" when "a group of innocent studetns has been put in harm's way by a pair of vicious criminals stalking Finn for unknown reasons."

Secret of Everything by Barba O'neal. "Life is a treasure hunt - and the key is closer than you think."

Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson. I bought this for two reasons. 1. The cover illustration seemed unique but disturbingly romance-like. 2. The words "Medieval Noir".

Rogue Warrior: Seize the Day by Richard Marcinko and Jim DeFelice. Demolition Dick does a video impersonation of Castro declaring freedom. When the video is intercepted Demo Dick travels to Cuba.

Veracity by Laura Bynum. A future government controls the population through sex, drugs, and the "slate" that monitors every word you say. Utter a forbidden word and the Blue Coats come to get you. What happens when your daughter rebels against the government and her name is forbidden?

Ice by Linda Howard. Chick book.

Bryant and May on the Loose by Christopher Fowler. "A Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery"

Redemption by Karen Kingsbury w/ Gary Smalley. "A Baxter family drama" Kari Jacobs is "furious, hurt, and confused" when her professor husband has an affair with a student.

Hidden Flame by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke.

Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury. Guy in twenties heads home to get forgiveness from an old girlfriend.

Snapped by Pamela Klaffke. Style guru Sara is losing her mojo. "Fueled by alcohol, nicotine and self-loathing, Sara launches into a cringeworthy but often comic series of blowups - personal, professional and provate - that culminte in an epiphany."