Friday, September 17, 2010

Guns, Bombs, Indulgences, Diabetes


Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP by Patrick Sweeney. Sweeney writes another gun book. Covers primers, brass, bullets, caliber variations and offshoots, competition, defensive use, reloading. With black and white photos.

U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook by Department of the Army. Want to make a buck? Start a publishing company, take a government document with no copyright restrictions, throw your cover on it, sell. A neat book to look through but not very practical.

Martin Luther: a concise history of his life and works by John Schofield. Ever see that outtake story from Python's The Meaning of Life with Martin Luther and spoons? Neither have I but I just found a video clip.

Eating Well with Diabetes: more than 350 savory recipes and a special dessert section by Mary Jane Finsand. Too bad they don't have any desert recipes.

Low-Carb, Sugar-Free Desserts: everyday recipes for healthy living, diabetes and weight management by Victor Kline. Over 100 recipes.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Poorly Processed Paperback and a Large Print


Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Answered Interview Questions by Matthew J. and Nanette F. DeLuca. I listed this before but sent it back to the Pages to have it covered. The Page needs more practice with the adhesive covers for paperbacks. I'm going to have him practice on some donations or withdrawn items.

Everyday Easy 30-Minute Dinners edited by Margaret Parrish. This is a DK book so even if the recipes are lousy the pictures will trick you.

Preserve It! by edited by Lynda Brown. I bought some canning and preserving books not too long ago and they have been circ'ing. So, I bought this one.
This, too, is a DK book. My favorite DK books are the motorcycle, gun, and sports car ones. I used to obsessively study DK's various motorcycle encyclopedias and guides. I still think of Hugo Wilson as a demi-god of motorcycling.

Large Print

Running Scared by Lisa Jackson.

Overton Window by Glenn Beck.

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares.

Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery. A Fool's Gold Trilogy novel.

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Michael Caine, French Spies, Double Order, Comic Books


The Square starring [actors]. Wife and her boyfriend plot to steal from her husband. "A stroke of twisted genius!" says the back cover.

Harry Brown starring Michael Caine and lessers. Old guy takes revenge on druggies who killed his best pal.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies starring [French actors]. 1955 French spy OSS 117 is sent to Cairo after another spy is killed. OSS 117 is put in charge of a poultry factory. Too bad he is clueless about everything. A comedy. In French.


Vermilion Drift by William Kent Kruger. Vermilion is spelled with one "l"? I did not know that.

Portobello by Ruth Rendell. We have two copies of this. Not because Rendell is incredibly popular here but because I accidentally ordered two copies.

Immanuel's Veins by Ted Dekker. Immanuel has just one "n"? I did not know that.

The Thorn by Beverly Lewis. Another Lewis novel with a good looking gal on the cover dressed in black and wearing a head cover.


Marvel Encyclopedia: the definitive guide to the characters of the Marvel Universe: updated and expanded by Alastair Dougall, senior Editor. I looked up Deadpool because Victor Gischler has written some of the stories. I'm still not sure what the deal is with that character. Or any of the characters. I mean, c'mon, there is a guy named Plantman (page 257) who apparently lives in a submarine in the Atlantic.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bevy of NonFiction


Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions, 2nd Edition by Matthew J. and Nanette F. DeLuca.

$3 Soups and Stews: delicious, low-cost dished for your family that everyone will love! by Ellen Brown. Everyone? I doubt that. Especially

Simple and Delicious Cookbook by Taste of Home Magazine. The Taste of Home cookbooks are usually popular here.

Ultimate Landlord Handbook by William A Lederer. A couple other books on this topic were out of date.

Real-Life Decorating: your look, your budget by Better Homes and Gardens. Hmm, here is the interesting warning included: Due to differing conditions, tools, and individual skills, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any damages, injuries, or losses incurred as a result of following the information published in this book.

Scrubs and More: make four outfits, starting with ready-mades or your own sewn scrubs by Lorine Mason. Sew scrub uniforms for nurses, doctors, nursing assistants, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, veterinarians, veterinary assistants, nurse practitioners, so on, so forth. Good looking brunette modeling some outfits.

Vintage Knits: 30 knitting designs from Rowan for women and men by [a bunch of people]. Make a sweater. Speak in a Sottish accent.

Bible Answer Book: over 260 of the most frequently asked questions by James Stuart Bell and Sam O'Neal.

Excel 2010: Quicksteps by John Cronan. User guide to Microsoft Excel 2010.

No Crider or Lee Goldberg or Victor Gischler

No Victor Gischler

Where the heck is our copy of The Deputy? How has that not been cataloged yet?


Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich. Is this one of her romances? It's a hardcover. You know Evanovich is a big time author because her photo completely covers the back cover.

Warlord by Ted Bell. Spy works to foil assassination plot against the British royal family. A popular espionage and action series.

My Lost Daughter by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. I really dislike the cover art on this one. Lily is a workaholic judge in Ventura County, California. Her daughter has a nervous breakdown at law school and Lily is split between overseeing a murder trial and caring for her institutionalized daughter. Turns the institution is poorly run, drugging the daughter without cause, and has a sociopath running the criminal organization within the hospital.

And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer. Former convict writes another novel. Seriously. Archer went to prison for perjury and perverting the curse of justice. Archer tells good stories though.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. Sparks sells lots of books that are then made into motion pictures.

Speaking of Motion Pictures

Lee Goldberg is filming a short flick in Kentucky. Instead of writing novels. No cars involved unlike this one we already own,

Music on CD

The Suburbs by Arcade Fire. Music by band from Montreal. Don't let your irrational dislike of Canadians color your judgment of this one either.

Tin Can Trust by Los Lobos. What a great band. Here is a fantastic older tune (with poor quality sound).

No Bill Crider

He's probably guarding his lawn.