Friday, May 14, 2010

Crowded House Album

Crowded House

Finn and company have a new album coming out. Due to the goofy, staggered release dates for the U.K., the U.S., and the South Seas the album will not be on sale here until July.

I'm probably the only one here interested. Aren't I? Except, maybe, the blog reader in Dunedin. Who I am blatantly calling attention to in an effort to maintain "readership". Oh, look, they're hiring a page.

Apparently the band appeared on Later with Jools Holland recently.

Bad News, Good News, Large Print

Bad News

I couldn't get the bathroom faucet at home to stop leaking.

Good News

I did find a bowl to catch the drip from the second leak, underneath the bathroom sink, from the leaking water valve. The valve that sprays out water when I turn it closed.

Large Print

Return to Sender by Fern Michaels. Address unknown.

Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts. No.

Breaking Out of Bedlam by Leslie Larson. Bethlehem Royal Hospital.

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. Yoda-like, this title is.


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Subscription Suggestion or Donation?

Unknown Status

This was found filed with some magazine back issues in our reading room. I don't know why it was there. Better this than Hustler. It's expensive too. List price is $6.99.

"American Curves" magazine

Monday, May 10, 2010

Six Books I Did Not List Earlier Because I Did Not Want to Bother

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Nowhere to Run by C.J. Box.

Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery. "Fool's Gold Trilogy"

Matthew's Story by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

The Cross Gardener by Jason E. Wright. Is the gardener angry or planting crosses?

Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson.

The Pallbearers by Stephen J. Cannell.

Musical Interlude

Another Attempt to Get Views

What to Read 37: Noir Novels I Like

Pam Grier, Cole and Hitch, Comic Book Novel


Blue-Eyed Devil by Robert B. Parker. Third western with Cole and Hitch. I'll presume that Cole calmy shoots people and Hitch shoots his people with his 8-gauge.

Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard. Another Pickard story set in Kansas so maybe I will read it. The author lives in Merriam, KS. Which is just another way of saying Kansas City.

Innocent by Scott Turow. Bald lawyer writes book.

Shoot to Thrill by P.J. Tracy. "A monkeewrench novel." Written by a mother and daughter team. Do they have sex scenes in their books? How do they collaborate on that topic?

Private Life by Jane Smiley. Isn't Smiley kind of "literary"? I read Moo and thought it was funny.

Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber. What is that tune I'm hearing? Can you hear it? I don't care, I don't care, I don't care.

Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock. Romance in post-WWI Minnesota with a small girl and a dog talking a walk in the autumn woods with a lady who has a bunch of flowers in her hat.

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris. ...

State Fair by Earlene Fowler. Never watched the movie either.

Black Hole by Charles Burns. Comic book novel about a sexually transmitted virus that brings odd and sometimes disturbing physical deformations among teens in the Pacific Northwest. I read this a year or two ago. Someone donated this copy.


Foxy: my life in three acts by Pam Grier. Actress tells about her life. Richard Pryor stories included.

1,000 Dollars and an Idea: entrepreneur to billionaire by Sam Wyly. Autio-bio by fella who expanded the Michaels craft stores and other businesses. One way to stay a billionaire is to ship out sex freaking copies of your book to every library you see and then claim a tax credit. Presumably.