Thursday, May 06, 2010

What to Read 37: Noir Novels

What to Read 37: Noir Novels

Books by Daniel Woodrell, James Reasoner, Richard Stark (Donald Westlake).

I was going to recommend Fade to Blonde by Max Phillips. But, since I was the only who ever checked the book out I ended up withdrawing it from the collection just a few weeks ago.

Monday, May 03, 2010

No hobbits, no talking trees, no giant apes...just a dead teenage girl


The Lovely Bones starring [a bunch of actors]. Murdered girl tries to help her parents catch the killer. I think.

73 Skills to Create Your Dream Garden by Gord Nickel.

AudioBooks on CD

In Defense of Food: an eater's manifesto by Michael Pollan. I got this one on sale.

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler. This was on sale, too.


9th Judgement by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. I don't care.

Return to Sender by Fern Michaels. Blah.


Lords of the Ring by Doug Moe. The University of Wisconsin had one of the best NCAA boxing teams and won numerous team and individual championships. Until April, 1960 when Badger boxer Charlie Mohr was killed from punch in the ring in the NCAA title bout. Shortly after Mohr's death the NCAA eliminated boxing from competition. Moe follows the tale by speaking to former Badger boxers, coaches, and even Mohr's surgeon. Article from 1960.