Saturday, December 11, 2010

Shiftless Loser by Gischler and Wisconsin Infantry

Book on CD

Earthbound by Richard Matheson. 6 CDs at 6.5 hours. Horror novel set during a couple's second honeymoon. Read by Bronson Pinchot who co-starred in that awful, awful buddy sitcom.


The Deputy by Victor Gischler. Shiftless loser gets job as part time cop in small town Oklahoma. Trouble happens. More trouble happens. Extra trouble happens. This is a Gischler novel so you know it is a good novel with plenty of humor, action scenes, and neat (and neatly drawn) characters.
I liked the female deputy character in this. She does not appear often but is just as much a fish out of water as Shiftless Loser. Shiftless Loser is out of his depth as a mostly inept buffoon. Girl Deputy is too competent and skilled to fit into the backwater police department.

The Deputy by Victor Gischler. Because I screwed up and ordered both a hardcover and paperback. Gischler was very nice and tolerated me quite well during the Murder and Mayhem in Muskego thing.


Red Arrow in the Sand: a pictorial history of the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Iraq 2009-2010 by [no author/editor listed]. Kind of like a yearbook, but with guns and armored trucks.

Large Print

Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord.

Soloman's Oak by Jo-Ann Mapson.

Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. Same cover as the regular print.

Templar Salvation by Raymong Khoury. I thought templar novels were played out. I suppose this series is still alive.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Musical Interlude

Musical Interlude

I heard this song by Phosphorescent on 6 Music earlier this morning. For some reason it reminds me of Gordon Lightfoot.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Coffee and Snow


...with cake

Coffee and cake

Library Building

Snow expected this afternoon and most of the evening.

Snow on 9 Dec 2010

Ice Rink in Commons Park

The rink is not ready yet. The grass was cleared off and the wooden frame installed.

Outdoor ice rink in Commons Park is not yet ready

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Local Interest, Popular Fiction, "What's Up Down There?"


Beyond the Prairie starring Richard Thomas, Meredith Monroe. Two movies on one DVD portraying Wilder as a teenaged girl on the prairie.


Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell. Does she write her own books any more? Or, does she hire ghost writers? I wonder this about many writers.

Rescue by Anita Shreve. Love affair and marriage between paramedic and young lady.

Of Love and Eden by Alice Rice. "Haunting new novel, a metaphysical thriller of angels and assassins that once again summons up dark and dangerous worlds set in times past."


What's Up Down There by Lissa Rankin, M.D. "Questions you'd only ask your gynecologist if she was your best friend." Straightforward information for private questions. Recommended by Christa Faust.

Legendary Ghost Stories of Lake Mills by Jill Nadeu et al, (bunch of local residents). Ghost stories and accompanying photos.

Large Print

Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann.

Distant Hours by Kate Morton.

Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith. Picture of puppy on the cover.

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas. Recreational sailboats decorated with their masts decorated with lights.

American Assassin by Vince Flynn. Patriotic themed shootin' and killin'.