Thursday, March 11, 2010

Men's Book Club Meets Wed., March 24th at Tyranena Brewing

Men's Book Club

The Men's Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 24th at Tyranena Brewing to discuss Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

Why are we discussing Catcher in the Rye? Several reasons. They are:

1. Salinger just died.
2. You probably have not read the book since high school.
3. Since it was a high school assignment you probably never read the book anyway.
4. You'll feel like you know what the heck people are talking about.
5. What do you care anyway? You'll probably read ten pages, put it down, never finish, and just show up to drink beer.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Several Large Print and Three Romance Novels From Lorelai James


Branded as Trouble, Tied Up, Tied Down, and Rough, Raw, and Ready by Lorelai James. Three separate novels. James is the pen name for Lori Armstrong. Armstrong did a post on about her romance series that generated a ton of responses. So, I decided to order several titles.

One of the responses to Armstrong's post was by me questioning whether these novels were gay porn because the titles sound sure sound like it. No, they are not gay porn. There is dude-on-dude sex but it's not an all gay romance. The back covers of each book have tongue in cheek warnings like: this book contains unbelievably explicit sex, including multiple cowboy/cowgirl/cowboy menage scenes, juicy, hot, male on male action [yeesh], a bucketful of politically incorrect situations and true Western ideology.

Large Print

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah.

Tate by Linda Lael Miller. A McKettricks of Texas novel.

Dead by Midnight by Beverly Barton.

Through the Heart by Kate Morgenroth.

Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens.

Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag.

Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton.

Summertime by J.M. Coetzee.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

One NonFiction, Four Fiction, and One YA Misplaced in Fiction

YA in Fiction

Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. "A companion to The Forest of Hands and Teeth." Not a sequel to Forest but with a new main character and told from a different community surrounded by the same zombies of Forest. This book came up on the holds list with my wife's name on it. I'm going to check Dead-Tossed out for her but not let her have it until after I read it. I can write that because my wife never reads this blog.


The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler and Jack De Brul. Max Allan Collins posted an interesting piece on his blog about co-writing novels. Collins has been finishing some manuscripts left behind by Mickey Spillane and also collaborating with Matthew Clemens. Collins writes that you cannot tell by the cover who is doing most of the work.

Deep Shadow by Randy Wayne White. Another Florida mystery. Who is it that started all this? John D. McDonald? I have yet to read one of his books.

Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein. The cover has some sort of stone tower building on the cover. I'm going assume someone was tied up and thrown off the roof.

Bone Fire by Mark Spragg. A novel set in rural Iowa with meth-heads, Alzheimers disease, and other stuff. We have two copies of this because I screwed up the order. Spragg should be happy about that. Maybe we'll get a thank you note but I doubt it.


Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller. The last back-order of that big cookbook order I did a month or so ago. Ad Hoc is the name of the author's restaurant in California. A big book with lots a pretty pictures. I have a 1.75 liter bottle of Dewar's at home that I got over the weekend. I have not cracked it yet.