Friday, June 17, 2011

Uninspired Post, I Suppose Deaver Is Alright


Tigerlily's Orchids by Ruth Rendell. We have two copies of this due to an order error. An error in ordering. Erroneous orders. Arachnid owners. Aardvark orchids.

Lime Creek by Joe Henry. A short novel. Family drama in the West with a headstrong son and his father trying to "impart the wisdom of this way of life."

One Summer by David Baldacci. Baldacci writes family reconciliation novel.

Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy with Peter Telep. Clancy's latest doorstop. "America's enemies...rendezvous...Taliban...horrific turn...Pakistani colonel...forces more powerful and cunning...failure not an option...secrecy is the ultimate weapon...shocking revelation...unholy alliance...vicious Mexican drug cartel...bring the fire of jihad to the hearts of the infidels...ultimate terror and destruction...heart-stopping thriller."

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares. An adult follow-up to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Because wearing the same pants connects people. What about other clothing items? Socks? Underwear? Earplugs?

Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver. Deaver is an Ian Fleming fan. Deaver was hired to write a James Bond novel. Here it is. Here is page 294:
"A hostile."
The man had a mobile but wasn't making a call; he was taking a picture of bond with Jordaan - proof that Bond was working with the police.
Bond snapped, "Get your weapon and stay inside with your grandmother."
He sprinted hard across the street as the man fled up a narrow alley leading toward Signal Hill, through the deepening dusk.

When Passions Rule by Johanna Lindsey. Cover has some shirtless guy in tight pants with his back to the camera.

The Profession by Steven Pressfield. The Middle East in 2032 with privately held armies across the region.

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson. This should be a good one. Woman loses her memory each time she goes to sleep. Her loving husband may not be so loving. Madison PL has a review of this on their blog.


William and Catherine: their romance and royal wedding in photographs created by David Elliot Cohen. Photos of wealthy people. What's the sister who became a big deal? Pippa?

UPDATE: Motorhead's cover of God Save the Queen is playing. That reminded of this book which I just hand sold to a former Library Page who loves Prince William.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Four Young Adult Books


Can I See Your I.D.?: true stories of false identities by Chris Barton. Frauds and fugitives.
"Gerard, if this is a true story why is it shelved in fiction?"
"Because we do not have a YA nonfiction section. There is no room."

Alex Rider: Scorpia rising by Anthony Horowitz. Ninth in the series. I don't know what these are about but there was a movie version.

I'll Be There by Holy Goldberg Sloan. I'll make a guess off the cover illustration. Mom forgets to pick-up kid after soccer practice and finds him at sunset.

Theodore Boone: the abduction by John Grisham. Did you know subtitles are not supposed to be capitalized? They're not. Nope. Not at all: Not One Bit.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Four Books By People Who Write Books


The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey. Interesting fact about Sakey: he looks like Neil Gaiman. So, when you're in between espresso breaks at the annual ALA convention and see Neil Gaiman all dressed in black browsing the publisher booths it might not be Neil Gaiman. It might be Marcus Sakey pretending to be Neil Gaiman. Don't buy any "signed" books.

The Ridge by Michael Koryta. Interesting fact about Michael Koryta: he once at 1.5 pounds of butter at the Indiana State Fair. Koryta was a teenager and ate the butter on a dare when he was showing pigs at the Fair.

Knockdown by Sarah Graves. Interesting fact about Graves: Graves has only one finger and a thumb on her right hand. Her missing fingers were bitten off by a dolphin while SCUBA diving in the Virgin Islands.


Burned: a memoir by Louise Nayer. Nayer's mother and father were almost burned to death in a natural gas explosion when Nayer was a child. Nayer grew up to become a super-hero fighting for justice and rural ambulance services on the East Coast.

Interesting Fact

Don't Believe Everything You Read. On the Internet.

Sean Bean KIlls, Wilderness With Weir, Singing


Black Death starring Sean Bean. A knight investigates rumors that a marshland village is immune to the plague.

Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow, other people. Singer sings songs on tour.

The Way Back starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell. Prisoners escape from a gulag. You can read the book, too.

Love and Other Drugs starring Anne Hathaway and WhatsHisFace. People have sex.

Morning Glory starring Indiana Jones, Annie Hall. Famous news guy takes job on a morning show. Hates it.

American starring George Clooney. Clooney builds a rifle.

Somewhere starring Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning. Famous actor has estranged 11-year-old daughter show up to live with him.

Hereafter starring Jason Bourne. Psychic does psychic psyghtings.

127 Hours starring James Franco. I think my brother, or one of his friends, met Aron Ralston before he cut his arm off. They figured him for a nitwit who was heading into trouble by acting like a nitwit.

Green Hornet starring Chubby GuyWho UsesLotsofMarijuana. This looks incredibly stupid.

The Switch starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Friend of gal switches sperm donation without her knowing.

Books on CD

Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld. Novel of the 1920 bombing of Wall Street.

Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman.Psychologist and a cop investigate a murder.

Lost and Found: unexpected revelations about food and money by Geneen Roth. "Conflicted relationship with money."

Music on CD

Born This Way by Lady Gaga. Woman turns into motorcycle.

Goodbye Lullaby by Avril Lavigne. Is she divorced yet?

10 Inch Pile of Large Print

Large Print

Hardscrabble Chronicles by Laurie Bogart Morrow. Lousy painting on cover.

Stay With Me by Sandra Rodriguez Barron. Photo of ocean with inset of infant's hand.

One Was A Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming. Flag at half staff on cover.

A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber. Bare feet propped on a car's dash.

Mobbed by Mary Higgins Clark. Mob of people on a beach.

Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer. Pool water with overlay of two hands.

Nowhere Near Respectable by Mary Jo Putney. Flowers and a castle.

Dead by Morning by Beverly Barton. Lady in a bath robe laying down on carpet.