Friday, December 30, 2011

Snow? This winter? Don't be silly.


This winter has been incredibly mild. Today is the first measurable snow. Measurable according to Gerard Standards. Gerard Standards begin with any snowfall requiring shoveling. (Not to be confused with Gerard's Wife's Standards who thinks everything has to be shoveled.)

First Real Snow of Dec, 2012

Musical Interlude

I heard this on BBC 6 within the past year. I was recently reminded of the song when I followed a link. Fitz and the Tantrums.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mid- Holiday Fiction


Top Suspense: 13 classic stories, by 12 masters of the genre edited by [no one]. Short stories from a bunch of writers who teamed together for electronic publishing. Including Vicki Hendricks [I read a couple novels], Max Allan Collins [got one of his at home], Stephen Gallagher [read 2-3 novels], Lee Goldberg [read several and bought a paperback as a Christmas gift], and Bill Crider [never heard of him].

The handgun on the cover image seems to be a weird combination of a Hi-Power, a Beretta, and one of Tanfoglio's CZ clones. All merged together with an off center suppressor. Suppressors are expensive.

Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner. A paperback donation that I decided to add. This is from 1998.

Locked On by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. Something to do with shooting and spies.

D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods. Something to do with hotel chairs and a martini. According to the cover.

Covert Warriors by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. Something to do with a photoshop of guys debussing a helicopter onto a partially submerged submarine.