Friday, June 25, 2010

What a combo: Stella's "Johnny Porno" and Cox's "Supersex"


Johnny Porno by Charlie Stella. 1973 New York City and unemployed John Albano is collecting mob receipts for illegal showings of Deep Throat. The newly nicknamed Johnny Porno has to deal with a vengeful ex-cop, a crazy ex-wife, and an angry mobster's nephew. Getting this dang novel took forever. First, I had to wait for publication. Second, the novel took forever to ship. Third, getting the book cataloged took forever. Stella does good work.

Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst. Furst also does good work. Spy novel set in World War Two.

Whiplash by Catherine Coulter. How many novels a year feature cover photos or illustrations of D.C. landmarks like the White House, Capitol Building and various memorials?

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes. Single mom with terminal illness returns home to try and find a permanent home for her young daughter. Daughter's father understandably shocked when he finds out he has a daughter.

Lowcountry Summer by Dorothy Benton Frank. Sequel to Plantation.

Our Red Hot Romance is Leaving Me Blue by Dixie Cash. When I was selecting (picking out books to purchase) I looked up this author in our catalog. The only other novel of Cash's that the library has is from 2005 but has checked out 33 freaking times! That is a lot for a small place like this.

Frankenstein: Lost Souls by Dean Koontz. What, no dogs?

That Perfect Someone by Johanna Lindsey. Shirtless guys from paperback romances sure have started to sneak onto hardcovers like this one. I first mistyped shirtless as shortless. Maybe that will be the next trend.


Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN by Gary Williams. What a punny title. Bio of the guy who was praised by Marcus Luttrell in Luttrell's own book.

Supersex for Life: the great sex guide for long-term lovers by Tracey Cox. Another DK book.

Quick-Fix Healthy Mix: 225 Healthy and affordable mix recipes to stock your kitchen by Casey Kellar and Nicole Kellar-Munoz.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Music, Music, Music

Music on CD

Together by The New Pornographers. What this really means is that Neko Case has a new album out. Have you seen that one picture of Case? Here is an older tune:

Year of the Black Rainbow by Coheed and Cambria. This band seems to have a strong following. If you attend one of their concerts make sure you don't stand next to Richard Christie.

Brothers by The Black Keys. Endorsed by Bill Crider.

North Mississippi All Stars. We don't have a new album by the North Mississippi guys but the The Black Keys remind me of them.

Exile on Main St. by Th Rolling Stones. Remaster of the famous double album with extra tracks included. We have a book about the chaotic making of the album, Exile on Main Street: a season in hell with the Rolling Stones by Robert Greenfield. I have not read the book but Artie Lange said it is quite interesting.
Little Steven has been playing Plundered My Soul every weekend on his show.

American Slang by Gaslight Anthem. I mentioned this several posts ago. Also getting airplay by Little Steven.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gun Book!, Drawing, Infant Care


What Doesn't Kill You by Virgina DeBerry and Donna Grant. Forty-something single mom gets laid off, wakes up with a younger man after her daughter's wedding, and has to decide if her life is really just about working for a paycheck. DeBerry wrote a letter to Library Journal that sold me on buying this novel.


Personal Defense for Women by Gila Hayes. Avoiding conflict, defense techniques, fight back with non lethal tools, use a firearm with confidence. The author owns Firearms Academy of Seattle. I looked at their web page a few years ago and was impressed with their large range.

How to Draw from Photographs by Diane Cardaci. Learn how to create beautiful, lifelike drawings from your own photographs. Draw your dog. Or, draw my dog and all it's shedding fur that covers the floor at home.

The Political Zoo by Michael Savage. An older book but I had a customer request. I also pre-ordered the author's upcoming book which releases this fall.

Rough Guide to Paris by Ruth Blackmore and James McConnachie. With photos of summertime fun and pleasantness. As if it never snows or rains in Paris.

The Essential First Year by Penelope Leach. Planning, feeding, kicking, sleeping, etc. This is a DK book so you know it is pretty darn decent.

151 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Great Day at School by Robin McClure. #79: Eat lunch with your child at least once a month.

151 Ways to Start the School Year Off Right by Robin McClure. #43: Keep the "getting dressed" morning ritual as stress-free as possible.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Processing From Our New Page: David the Page


The Chief by Monica McCarty. Paperback romance set in Scottish Highlands.

On the Nickel by John Shannon. Private investigator Jack Liffey is in a wheelchair after a spinal injury and unable to walk or speak. Liffey's teenage daughter intercepts a call about a missing person and takes on the case herself.


Law of the Jungle: the hunt for Colombian guerrillas, American hostages, and buried treasure by John Otis. A 2003 plane crash in Colombia leaves three Americans captive of the FARC guerrillas who immediately swarm the crash site. A pursuing group of Colombian soldiers stumble upon a rebel cache of cash. $20,000,000 worth of cash. The hostages are facing death while the soldiers go on a spending spree. The hostages are rescued only after a risky helicopter mission that tricked FARC commanders.
One Colombian policeman was held for eight years by the FARC.

Large Print

Storm Prey by John Sandford.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Two NonFiction

Adult NonFiction

Original Gangster: the real life story of one of America's most notorious drug lords
by Frank Lucas with Aliya S. King. The life of a heroin dealer and organized crime boss in New York City. Lucas apprenticed to old-time gangster Bumpy Johnson and took over heroin distribution in the 1960s and through the 1970s. Why are there no photographs? It should be illegal to write a biography without photographs.

Silk Parachute by John McPhee. 10 nonfiction pieces by the great writer. Including stories on the U.S. Open and learning canoeing as a kid.