Thursday, March 10, 2011



Monster High by Lisi Harrison. Welcome to Monster High where freaky is about to get fabulous.


Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer. Dead contagion released during State of the Union and capitol building is quarantined.


Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy. Some cover as regular print.


Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb. Also the same cover.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Lego Mind Storm: Build and DESTROY!

Hosted on 7 March 2011. We had a great turnout with 31 kids joining us after school.

Seven Items of Pressed Wood Pulp with Dogs

Young Adult

Clarity by Kim Harrington. I usually don't list YA books but this was in the pile. Girl is clairvoyant. No dogs.


Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy. Cover illustration is a painting with people and two dogs.

Betrayal by Fern Michaels. Ghost written? I'm wondering because Michaels cranks'em out. Author photo includes three dogs. One is a small poodle. My family had a toy poodle named Rex. Rex liked to lick. Lick, lick, lick like a snake. Lick, lick, lick. My aunt used to call Rex a lizard. Lick, lick, lick. Rex used to ride on my shoulder like a parrot.

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. I tried reading a Picoult book but I never finished it. Dog status is unknown. My dog's status is HAIRY.

Large Print

Border Lords by T. Jefferson Parker. Like the regular print version but with larger font and a different cover design. The cover design incorporates the silhouette of a Beretta 92 for the L in Lords. Lame. This book has the bad guy taking in a stray mutt in Mexico.

Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Moseley. How do you pronounce Ptolemy? Mosley wrote a book entitled Walkin' the Dog. I did an image search on Google trying to find a photo of Mosley with a dog. No dice. I did find this near Mosley's name on Neil Gaiman's blog. Gaiman really seems to like his dog; he has dog photos all over his posts.

I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson. 1998 London has two life long David Cassidy fans finally getting to meet the former teen star. Was there a dog on that awful Partridge Family show?

Monday, March 07, 2011

Nice Hat

Story time hat

Tight Dress in the Jungle? Love You More.

AudioBook on CD

Pale Demon by Kim Harrison. 14 CDs at 18 hours. The cover has a gal in a tight mini-dress covered in arcing electricity. Can a witch, and elf, a living vampire, and a pixy survive in one car for over 2,300 miles? I hope not.


The Jungle by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. The cover lists the authors as Clive Cussler and Jack DeBrul.

Love You More by Lisa Gardner. Female cop kills her husband and the daughter is missing. Other cop investigates.

One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde. Heck if I know. I'm not sure what the deal is with this series.

Silent Mercy by Linda Fairstein. Serial killer novel with religious angle. Mercy has been a very popular title word over the past couple years.

Without Mercy
In Search of Mercy
No Mercy
Acts of Mercy
Mercy Watson
Cry Mercy
Love Mercy
Mercy Street
A Mercy
Mercy on these Teenage Chimps