Friday, April 23, 2010

Comic Book

Comic Book

The Best American Comics, 2006 edited by Harvey Pekar and Anne Elizabeth Moore. Comic strips with one by Joe Sacco.

The English Are Weird

A Passion for Donkeys


Hokey Smokes. You're way down South on the South Island. Do you see the sun for only half the year down there? (That's a joke)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stuff Processed by Sierra the Page

AudioBook on CD stuff

Fault Line by Barry Eisler. Audio version of the print version of Eisler's computer version of Eisler's mental version. A sequel of sorts is coming out in June.

Hero of the Pacific: the life of Marine legend John Basilone by James Brady. The audio version of the print version of the computer version of the mental version of the real story of John Basilone.

NonFiction Stuff

Bedwetter: stories of courage, redemption, and pee by Sarah Silverman. The worst part about a three-year-old wetting the bed? Getting up at 3 AM to change the sheets, cleaning the boy off, consoling the tired-out kid, and getting him back to bed while you are just about sleepwalking yourself.

DVD Stuff

Pirate Radio starring Bill Nighy. Limeys in a boat floating around in international waters broadcast a radio station and wearing awful '60s clothes.

Year Round Gardening with Jerry Baker starring Jerry Baker. Baker has a registered trademark as America's Master Gardener. What a doofus. Five DVD discs. Shelved with the books.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Usual Plus One Gardening Book


Community Gardening edited by Ellen Kirby and Elizabeth Peters. Lake Mills is sort-of rural but with plenty of houses in town. The local non-profit Lake Mills Activity Center is starting up a community garden plot. I thought someone may like this book. Info on successful gardens, methods, organization, weasels.


This Body of Death by Elizabeth George. "An Inspector Lynley Novel" 689 freaking pages long.

Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick. Is this a romance, or thriller, or what? The cover says "An Arcane Society Novel" which makes me think "mystery". The cover also says Book Two of the Dreamlight Trilogy" which makes me think "fantasy".

Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci. Weasels in suits.

Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods. Does Woods write his own books anymore? The cover has a rocks glass next to a bottle of Knob Creek with a straw photoshopped into the bottle. Then why bother having a glass there at all? Weaselly photo editors.

The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith. This is one of the Africa novels, not a Scotland novel. Weasels are native to both Scotland and Africa.

Edge of Apocalypse by Tim Lahaye and Craig Parshall. Since this is a LaHaye novel I assume there is some sort of threat to modern Christian society. Yep, flyfleaf says, " With help from a group of powerfully connected Christian leaders know as the Patriots, Jordan works to save the nation from economic and moral collapse."

Eight Days to Live by Iris Johansen. "An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller." Who was the first author to break big with forensics novels? Was that Cornwell? You know how likes forensic novels a lot? Weasels.

Large Print

Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb. I thought we had this already.

Split Image by Robert B. Parker. I thought we had this one too. I must be thinking of the regular weasel version.

Roger Smith

Mixed Blood by Roger Smith. I read Smith's Wake Up Dead and was very impressed. I did not even know we owned Mixed Blood. Which is odd considering I'm the one who bought the dang thing last March. I'm going to read it.

Noir Novels

Noir Novels I Like by Gerard Saylor. Some gal up North sends me an email, "Would you be willing to sit on the panel for the Notable Books Marathon at WAPL?"
"Yeah, I guess so." I reply.
"What topic do you want to do?"
Hell, if I know, I think. "How about noir novels?"
"Okay, I have you down." She responds.
Crap. What the hell am I going to do now?