Friday, December 09, 2011



Homegrown Herbs: a complete guide to growing, using, and enjoying more than 100 herbs by Tammi Hartung.


Conquering ACT Math and Science, Second Edition by Steven W. Dulan.


2012 Scholarship Handbook: 2,100 programs offering private, federal and state money by CollegeBoard.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

NonFiction You Probably Are Not Excited About


Conquering ACT: english, reading and writing, second edition by McGraw-Hill. Would this book tell me if english should be capitalized? I'm too lazy to look it up.

Creating Comics From Start to Finish by Buddy Scalera. Not an artist's guide. Chapters and interviews about the process and business and edited and and penciling and coloring other stuff I havenoideawhattheyaretalkingabout. No mention of Victor Gischler. Gischler sometimes refers to a comics guy named Nick Lowe. But, it seems to be a different Nick Lowe and not the Nick Lowe.

Colossal Collection of Action Poses by Buddy Scalera. Action-packed with 1,200 poses! 1200 photos of models, bodybuilders, and actors wearing underwear and scowling.

Statistics Demystified by Stan Gibilisco.

iPad 2: quicksteps by Joli Ballew. Do fancy stuff with your fancy computer thing.

More NonFiction For School Assignments

A stack of books on topics like pollution, energy, and career guidance.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Finn Family, Verbs, Jedi, More .30 Caliber Love


Pajama Club by Pajama Club. When Neil Finn is not "twittering" complaints about political ads on Australian television he and his wife sing songs.

Trip by The Verbs. When Meegan Voss is not going crazy with Facebook posts she and her husband sing songs. This is a very good album that took forever to get cataloged and on the shelf.

Great Escape Artist by Jane's Addiction. When Perry Farrell is not fighting heroin urges he is singing songs.


Dead Like You by Peter James. Another freebie from Bouchercon in St. Louis. Murders in Brighton, England end with the female victims having their shoes stolen. Christa Faust better stay away from Brighton.

Soft Target by Stephen Hunter. Former Marine sniper is at the Mall of America during a Mumbai style terrorist attack. He needs a rifle.

Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell. I read one of these Scarpetta novels. I could not get interested in the characters.

Promise Me Forever by Diane Amos. Young woman flees her drunken father with her younger brother and sister for the idyllic town of Welcome, MT. Welcome is not idyllic and she is out of cash.

Forgotten Affairs of Youth by Alexander McCall Smith. A Dalhousie novel.

Old Republic: Volume Two: threat of peace by Rob Chestney. Comic based off storyline of a video game.

Doctor Who: the Ripper by Tony Lee. Doctor Who travels through time. Doctor Who makes wisecracks. Doctor Who does weird things. Doctor Who is eccentric. Doctor Who discovers an alien plot against humanity.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Rand on Afghanistan, Photographers Shooting Tractor Pastries


Learn to Play the Piano and Keyboard by Nick Freeth. Now you've acquired a suitable keyboard.

Pastry Chef's Apprentice by Mitch Stamm. Mitch does not sound like the name of a pastry chef. Maybe a hunting guide. Or a bartender.

Standard Catalog of Firearms, 2011 by Dan Shideler. Used and new prices. CZ regularly exports 90 percent of its production to over 80 countries. The RAMI is listed as $425 in Very good condition. No separate listing for the polymer framed version.

Classic Farm Tractors: history of the farm tractor by Randy Leffingwell. A whole ton of fancy color photos.

Digital Photography by Jason R. Rich. Take shots of the food as it is served, as well as the presentation of the desserts.

Fast Track to a Better Body by Betty S. Wong and the Editors of Fitness. Lots of color photos. With female models. Oh my.

Afghantsy: the Russians in Afghanistan 1979-1989 by Rodric Braithwaite. Chechnya was a freaking disaster for Russian draftees. Afghanistan must have been just as worse.

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American right by Jennifer Burns. Featuring a currently fashionable cover design. Ted Turner is a big fan.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There in Sales! by Marshall Goldsmith. Only photos are author photos. One of our partners recently interviewed retired managers.