Thursday, October 28, 2010

Political Pontification and Other Items


Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris. Who is the weirdest Sedaris sibling? I have no idea. This is sort of like a picture book for adults with animals acting like adults by dating, drinking, cursing, and Secret Santas. I have not read the book yet but I am very sure I will enjoy it when I do.

Naked Heart by Richard Castle. Imaginary author writes imaginary story. Blurb on back is by Stephen J. Cannell who died this past month.

Large Print

Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter. A romance.

Our Kind of Traitor by John Le Carre. Crime and espionage.

Non Fiction

Love, Lust, and Faking It by Jenny McCarthy. "The naked truth about sex, lies, and true romance." Chapters include Boobies: Just Clumps of Fat, STDs: The Gift That Keeps on Giving, Women: The Masters of Manipulation.

Framing Innocence: a mother's photographs, a prosecutor's zeal, and a small town's response by Lynn Powell. Mom drops of photos to be developed. Photos include her eight-year-old daughter in the shower. Prosecutor is informed and charges mom with child porn. Case splits the town.

Operation Dark Heart: spycraft and special ops on the frontlines of Afghanistan - and the path to victory by Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer. Afghanistan story that the DOD got into a snit over even though author worked closely with the Army to pass security review.

Pinheads and Patriots: where you stand in the age of Obama by Bill O'Reilly.

Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward.

The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow.

Eyewitness Travel Chicago by Lorraine Johnson and John Ryan. Another travel guide by DK books. I have to drive down there so I'm going to check this out.

Best Easy Day Hikes Milwaukee by Kevin Revolinski. "Includes detailed maps and concise descriptions for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and around Milwaukee."

Earth (the book) written and edited by Jon Stewart, et al. Some middle-aged men wore ponytails to prevent the early onset of dignity.

Word 2010 QuickSteps by Marty Matthews. User guide.

America's Test Question: Season Ten. Fours DVDs at 13 hours. "Join Christopher Kimball and the cast of America's Test Kitchen, the most-watched cooking show on public television, to learn the basics of great home cooking."

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ann Voss Peterson Squared, Another AR15 Book


A Cop in Her Stocking by Ann Voss Peterson. Local cop helps ex-girlfriend find the lady's missing son.

Large Print

A Cop in Her Stocking by Ann Voss Peterson. I ordered this copy by mistake. The book is not even large print, it is listed as "larger print".


The Traditional Bowyer's Bible: volume three by Tim Baker, et al. Ancient bows (Korea, plains Indians, African styles), custom wooden shafts, stone points, make your own stone aged bow.

Cooking with Curtis by Curtis Stone. Photogenic cook writes a book, uses lots of hair gel, inspects dead rabbits.

Artforms: seventh edition by Duane Preble, et al. What the heck is this? Jim must have added this as a donation.

Green Eyes and Black Rifles: warriors guide to combat carbine by Kyle E. Lamb. Lamb was in the infantry or airborne for several years and wrote this while he was. Lamb has an interesting view on back-up iron sights for an AR. Namely, if it is a back-up sight it therefore is an emergency sight. So why have extra "stuff" like windage and elevation knobs and an extra aperture?