Lake Mills Library

L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills, WI 120 East Madison Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551 920.648.2166

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Monday, January 30, 2012

72 Shiny Plastic Discs

Music on Shiny Plastic Discs That Rapidly Rotate in Your Music Machine

Fomo by Liam Finn. Finny Kiwi sings songs. Dunedin is happy now. I follow this guy's dad on Twitter. His dad can be a very silly man.

100 Proof by Kellie Pickler. Is this the gal singer who sings songs and has been having booze trouble? Nope. That was a different gal with blond hair. Hopefully your viewing of the following YouTube clip will not include a stupid Red Bull advert.

Get Along by Tegan and Sara. Tattooed twins sings songs. I wonder if Sara occasionally crosses out Tegan's name and writes it back in after her own.

Sorry for Party Rocking by LMFAO. I approve of their use of humor. The music blows.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Original soundtrack with at least one singing song. Three discs. Reznor's and Ross' recorded score clocks in at over three hours, and is released in numerous configurations online and at retail, including as a $300 deluxe, signed, six-LP box set. Other than a strident cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," the score is moody, often restrained, and in its way, as disturbing as the film.

Audiobooks on CD

One Perfect Shot by Steven F. Havill. 10.5 hours on 9 CDs. Sounds like the title of a Stephen Hunter novel.

Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. 9.5 hours on 9 CDs. Money machine.

Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Money machine # 2.

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read. 11 hours on 9 CDs. Madeline Dare, a tough-talking, shotgun-toting ex-debutante, is not your average detective. Then what is the average detective?

Blood Spilt by Asa Larsson. 11.5 hours on 9 CDs. During my freshman J-Term I took Swedish from this guy. Guess what grade I received. Go ahead, guess. That's right, I received a "D". I am not good at languages.

Sharpe's Battle by Bernard Cornwell. 11 hours on 9 CDs. These are always good on audio.

The Drop by Michael Connelly. 11 hours on 9 CDs. Connelly with an E not an O.

Concealed Godzilla Abducts a Warrior. His Destination? Paris


Concealed Carry Options by Thunder Ranch Training Series. Clint Smith is famous is a famous firearms trainer.

Godzilla starring [Japanese actors]. High-definition of the 1954 picture.

Final Destination 5 starring [CGI disasters]. They made five of these things?! I read that this one is actually good.

Hangover Part Two starring Paul Giamatti. They made a second one of this?!

Midnight in Paris starring Crooked Nose. Guy on vacation in goes back in time during nighttime. I think.

Super 8 starring Guy From TV Show. Aliens or something.

Warrior starring [punches and kicks]. Two MMA fighters are brothers fighting for a large purse.

50/50 starring Seth Rogen, Josepph Gordon-Levitt. Guy gets cancer. Guy's pal is uncomfortable.

Ides of March starring It Guy, George CLonney, Paul Giamatti. Political intrigue during a campaign.

Abduction starring Karate Werewolf. Explodes on-screen...secret past...dangerous reality...dead lie...lethal, no-holds-barred mission...ruthless assassins and questionable allies.

Beginners starring Obi-Wan Kenobi, Canadian Austrian, Fluffy Dog. Adult child of gay dad finds love. Canadian Austrian gets acting awards.

Debt starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain. Sam Worthington is the current go-to guy for army stuff, right? I have not yet seen a flick with him.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

3 DVDs and 1 AudioBook


Sybil Luddington: the female Paul Revere starring [actors]. I figured it would check out.

Company K starring [actors]. World War One drama based on the novel.

Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall starring Adele singing songs. This DVD looks to be higher production quality than the others.

AudioBook on CD

Scream For Me by Karen Rose. 13 CDs at 16.5 hours. FBI agent's dead, serial killer brother has a copycat or something. There is a woman in trouble, too.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

One Book By Robert Crais


Taken by Robert Crais. Elvis Cole is a private detective. Elvis Cole is hired to detect a missing woman. Joe Pike is mysterious and silent. Joe Pike carries around a Colt Python. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are friends. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike enjoy petting kitties and watching sunsets together.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Media: Wilco Cover, Wilco Originals, Guitarist, Trailer Park Florida, Aircraft

Music on CD

Want More by J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound. Band plays and sings songs.

The Whole Love by Wilco. I am late on this disc with a band that sings songs. I did not know the CD existed. I now know the dang booklet is too big to fit in our dang circulating cases.

I only realized Wilco put an album out after hearing this song after Patti Abbott embedded the tune on her blog.

Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down by Ry Cooder. Cooder sings songs of political nonsense while playing guitar. Cooder has been doing theme albums lately. I've enjoyed them.

Brighter Days by JJ Grey and Mofro. Singer writes and sings songs in Florida. A concert album and DVD. I lucked out by seeing another person, Anthony Neil Smith, post a Grey tune on his blog once. The tune I heard was this tune, accompanied with a surprisingly interesting video, and included on the concert album:


Hunters in the Sky by Janson Media. 16 programs of World War Two military pilots and aerial battles. Including a guy who was two months old when his father was shot down and 60 years later meets the night fighter pilot who killed him.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mountain Goat Maid


The Help starring [newly famous actors]. Something about domestic help, an author, racism, other stuff.


Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrey Bergen. Recommended by both Bill Crider and Victor Gischler. What a combo! Comedic sci-fi set in Melbourne with "guns, intrigue, kidnappings, conspiracy and all sorts of general mayhem that make for cracking good headlines." Narrated by (according to the cover illustration) a talking goat wearing a smoking jacket and drinking a martini.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gischler Multi-Pack Vs. Nicholas Sparks

Comic Book Compendiums

X-Men: With Great Power by Victor Gischler and [artists]. I screwed up and bought two of these. One paperback and one hardcover. I bet I could have used a semicolon back there. Reptiles in Manhattan, dead bodies, Spider-Man is amazing, "battle foes on multiple fronts", stupid outfits.

X-Men: Death of Dracula by Victor Gischler and [more artists]. Dracula's sons are feuding. I hope Gischler appreciates us buying these comics and gets back to writing novels. According to his online commentary all he does all day is grill dinner, drink wine, dream of Disney World, and hang out in hipster coffee shops to write.

X-Men: First To Last by Christopher Yost and [other artists]. No Gischler content but I am sure Yost tells a fine tale. The Evolutionaries show up to defend the dwindling X-Men.

Money Machine

Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. There are a ton of reserves so I bought another copy.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Two Movies and Snow


Pirates of the Caribbean: on stranger tides starring Kitt Barrie as Courtroom Wench.

The Robber starring [Germans]. Armed robber moonlights as marathon runner.


Snow looking across Commons Park



Charlie Hood and Other Made-Up People


Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker. LASD Deputy Charlie Hood and his Camaro return. According to a review this novel focuses more on secondary series character Bradley Jones. Jones is a crooked Deputy whose singer-songwriter wife is kidnapped by a Mexican drug lord to write a narcocorrido.

Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith. Smith scripts Soviet shenanigans of Agent Six.

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson. A novel about North Korea. I very much doubt a happy ending for this one.

Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak. A novel of Catherine the Great. Stachniak's author photo implies she writes her novels in longhand.

Egypt by Nick Drake. The review said this is a neat cop procedural set in the time of the Pharaohs with lots of historical detail.

A Dark and Lonely Place by Edna Buchanan. The author bio says Buchanan is a crazy cat lady.

Other Guy's Bride by Connie Brockman. Romance with mistaken identity in Egypt.

Hurt Machine by Reed Farrell Coleman. Moe Prager, wine shop owner and part-time detective, looks into his former sister-in-law's murder. Coleman is a Jets fan. Poor man.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Two Comic Book Novels and 12 Regular Novels

Comic Book Novels

Zahra's Paradise by Amir and Khalil. June, 2009 and protestor Mehdi has vanished. His mother and brother go "from hospitals to the morgue, from pleasding with corrupt bureaucrats to hacking into a prison's computers" to find out where Mehdi is.

Return to Perdition by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty. Third novel fllowing the O'Sullivan family and their violent history. I just read the third novel in the series. I was a bit disappointed in that one but will still read this one.

Regular Novels

One Hundred and One Nights by Benjamin Buchholz. Oh, yeah. This guy. The author is a Cheesehead and wrote Private Soldiers about the Wisconsin National Guard in Iraq. The novel is about an Iraqi guy who returns there after 13 years in the U.S.

The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James. Paperback romance without a shirtless guy on the cover. Whoops, I take that back. The second, fold back cover has a shirtless guy.

How It All Began by Penelope Lively. People across London are interconnected by chance. Lively won the Booker Prize. I once won the Wooker Prize (not really).

Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell. Cornwell takes another break from killing Frenchmen with Sharpe and continues his Vikings in England series.

Raylan by Elmore Leonard. Deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens gets in more trouble. A random excerpt: "An act of God," Raylan said.

The Rope
by Nevada Barr. Barr writes Anna Pigeon's creation story.

The Chalk Girl
by Carol O'Connell. Some sort of psychological-murder-thriller set in New York City.

House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths. The cover says A Ruth Galloway Mystery. The author photo says Griffith Hired a Good Photographer. Page 33 says From this Ruth deduces that Jack Hastings does not stand in the Labour interest.

Mr. Kill by Martin Limon. This received a very good review. Part of Limon's Army investigators series set in Korea. Limon is a tall man.

Three-Day Town by Margaret Maron. I pretty sure these are supposed to be good novels by Maron that feature the Judge and cop couple of Deborah and Dwight.

KBL: Kill Bin Laden by John Weisman. I was wondering if this guy had any books out recently. He does. A fictionalization of finding and killing Bin Laden.

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George. A book.

Same As Usual

Large Print

Sleepwalker by Karen Robards. I first typed that as sleepwaker. A description of the way I feel this morning.

Locked On by Tom Clancy.

A Devil is Waiting by Jack Higgins. eat your cake.

D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods.

Cultural Aside

Some guy on an online NZ radio station just said "Good on ya, Bruce."

Friday, January 13, 2012

Large Print, Limeys, Loss


The Color of Magic starring Sean Astin, David Jason and Tim Curry. Comedic dramatization of the Terry Pratchett novel. 197 minute mini-series.

Going Postal starring Richard Coyle, David Suchet, Claire Foy. Comedic dramatization blah blah blah Pratchett. 185 minute mini-series.

Battle for Marjah starring 272 Marines. Marines are told to kill Taliban and break stuff and then told to make Marjah nice and cozy with good roads.

Tillman Story starring Tillman's Mom and lying politicians. Tillman was caricatured by the press and his death manipulated by the government. His mom and family kept digging and pressing to find out what happened.


Demon Lover by Juliet Dark. This kind of stuff is popular. "A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying way possible."

Valley of Dreams by Lauraine Snelling. First novel of the Wild West Wind series. The real trick is to see if I can keep track of this series enough to order the subsequent novels.

Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz. Tattoed male model on front cover. Big author photo on back cover.

Large Print

Soft Target by Stphen Hunter. More .30 rifle love by Hunter. Ugly cover.

Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes by William Kennedy. Nice cover. Stupid title.

Incognito by Gregory Murphy. "Meh" cover.

Revenge at Bella Terra: a Scarlet Deception novel by Christina Dodd. Above average cover. I like the mix of light and dark and red colors. Dodd is supposed to do good work.

Dead by Nightfall by Beverly Barton. I think the graphic designer spent about five minutes on this one.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Am Under the Weather, Do Not Ask Anything Complicated


Need You Now by James Grippando. Weird name.

Gun Games by Faye Kellerman. Which Kellerman is this?

Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly. My sinuses are all clogged up.

A Devil is Waiting by Jack Higgins. I took the afternoon off and slept.

Large Print

Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White. I am working my 5-9 PM shift right now.

Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. After sleeping I cleaned out the garage to park the car. There is supposed to be 9-12 inches of snow.

Vigilante by Stephen J. Cannell. I don't believe the forecast.

The Maid by: a novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter. If the forecast is true it will be the first time this year I will use the snow blower.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012



Deadline by Fern Michaels. Whatever.

Mystery of Daisy Doe by Charlotte Carter. Humph.


Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes A Day by Bonnie Jacobsen, PhD. Nnnn.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

A New Year With New Fiction You Won't Find Time to Read and AR Practice

New Year Fiction You Won't Have Time For

Heck, I'm reading a Max Allan Collins from 2004. There are several novels that came out in 2011 that I never read.

Sleepwalker by Karen Robards. Karen Robards has blond hair.

Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag. Tami Hoag has short hair and a full page author photo.

77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz. Koontz is sitting on his balls. I'm surprised he doesn't just put up a picture of his dog. That guy loves his dog.

Death Benefit by Robin Cook. Cook wears sweaters.

Private: #1 suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Patterson wears a fancy watch.


The American Presidency edited by Anthony L. Green. Millard Fillmore wore a vest.

Country Licks and Solos: book with DVD and CD by Peter Vogl.


Practical Shooting: volume 6, the AR-15 by Matt Burkett. Shooting tips. Gear tips. Practice tips. Competition tips. Movement tips. Beef tips.

You still won't shoot like this.