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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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jodi Picoult? Again?

Fiction

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult. Picoult? Again?

Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke. Fluke? That was quick.

Death of a Kingfisher by M.C. Beaton. Beaton? Already?

Downfall by Terri Blackstock. Blackstock? So soon?

Yours, Mine, Ours by Mary Janice Davidson. Davidson? That was fast.

Victims by Jonathan Kellerman. Kellerman? Speedy, huh?

NonFiction

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Trapped on Treasure Island by Floyd Gottfredson. Gottfredson's original strips from the 1930's? It's only been 70 years. Why so fast?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

28 Discs of Sound and Sight

DVD

Knuckle starring [Irish Travellers]. Twelve years of fist fighting.




Weeds: Season Seven starring Mary-Louise Parker. I guess the promo explains everything.



Louie: the complete first season starring Louis C.K., [various guests]. I found a clip without profanity.




Breaking Dawn: Part One starring Breathing Mannequin, Karate Werewolf.




Audiobooks on CD

Once Upon a Secret: my affair with John F. Kennedy and its aftermath by Mimi Alford. 5 CDs at 6.5 hours. Nineteen-year-old intern had affair with JFK up until his death.

Enemies: a history of the FBI by Tim Weiner. 15 CDs at 18.5 hours. The first definitive history of the FBI's secret intelligence operations.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Another Snow Photo

Another Snow Photo

Snow from this morning. Here:

More snow

Monday, February 20, 2012

Boogie Down

Music on Circular Pieces of Plastic With A Small, Centered Hole

Ultra Dance 13 featuring remixes of Lady Gaga, Swedish Hose Mafia, Inna, [and other musicians you never heard of]. Singers sing frantic songs.

While listening to the music you can stare at the album's cover model in the accompanying booklet.



Born to Die by Lana Del Rey. Chanteuse sings atmospheric songs. I've read that Del Rey has been generating a lot of internet discussions over her abilities and previous musical efforts. I like a couple of the tunes.

WITH TIGERS!

Nora Roberts : Writing Machine

Fiction

Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb. Standard Robb cover design. Why does the author bio not say Roberts is the author? There are paperback edition of Rob novels that say right on the cover "Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb".

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl. This guy's books do well. Boston, 1868...marshy... fiery cataclysm... sabotage... shocking... sensationalistic... ingenuity... irrepressible... small secret society... mastermind... studded... shimmer.

I always confuse Matthew Pearl with Daniel Pearl.

Sonoma Rose: an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini. I think Chiaverini makes quilting events a major part of her book tours. Bill Crider should make Bigfoot conferences part of his book tours. Or Emu auctions. Or barbershop quartet conventions. Or noir-ish AARP meetings.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Poetic Large Print

Large Print

Taken by Robert Crais. I once beat a mime while eating a lime. At the time it was sublime, until someone dropped a dime. Now, I do time with a fellow named Slime.

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George. The dock extended into fog as I walked my dog. Where did I leave that corpse?

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner. Some say the artist is lazy. Maybe drugged or a little bit hazy? Recycling cover art is sometimes crazy.

Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz. Psychic talents in the balance. Big, bad dude who can be rude. Will love bloom? Or lead to doom?

10 Novels Including A New One By Stephen Gallagher

Fiction

Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher. Becker is a turn-of-the-century employee of Bedlam Hospital whose job is to investigates wealthy clients to see if they are too insane to handle their affairs. Becker gets involved in a murder case.

Gallagher has done some neat books. I read an old one of his, Valley of Lights, that was quite fun.

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. Kinsella is English? I figured she was some Manhattan chick. Gallagher is also a Limey.

Restless in the Grave by Dana Stabenow. The latest Alaska tour courtesy of Stabenow and her detective, Kate Shugak.

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice. Werewolves in Northern California. Maybe the guy just needs a haircut? Did you think of that?

Private Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. Mr. Money Machine has a new co-writer.

Crimes by Moonlight edited by Charlaine Harris. A freebie from Bouchercon this past Fall.

I was invited to a librarian breakfast where Harris was the speaker. There were plenty of her fans there, and also fans of the television program. At one point she spoke about how, at times, there was something she did not like or agree with in the television program but she would then look at her last royalty check and feel better. I drank A LOT of coffee at that breakfast.

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner. I wish there were a way to show my extreme sarcasm when I think, "Oh, there is an original title."

Left for Dead by J.A. Jance. Didn't she just have a book? Well...maybe if last July is "just a while ago."

Mrs. God by Peter Straub. This horror novella has a weird history. Copyright is 1990 when it appeared in Houses Without Doors. A ghost story with a researcher staying at the family home that hosted literary greats.

Kill Shot by Vince Flynn. I bet someone gets killed.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I Am Short on Time, Provide Your Own Wisecracks

Large Print

Angelina's Bachelors by Brian O'Reilly.

The Silver Lotus by Thomas Steinbeck.

Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag.

Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay.

How It All Began by Penelope Lively.

The List by Martin Fletcher.

Nanjing Requiem by Ha Jin.

The Devil's Elixir by Raymond Khoury.

True Blue by Diana Palmer.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

One DVD

DVD

Drive starring It Guy in a Scorpion Jacket, Super Dave Osborne's Brother, Hellboy. Guy in Scorpion Jacket gets in trouble when helping a neighbor get out of a jam with the mob. Cars. Blood. Nordic atmosphere in the center of Los Angeles. Bill Crider did not write a review for Drive but he did do one for Drive Angry.


Tuesday, February 07, 2012

One NF, One F, One Audio

NonFiction

Marathon: the ultimate training guide by Hal Higdon. One of the library's regulars tried to put this on reserve. There were no copies in the system so I bought this one. It's about marathons. Page 232 says Scientists and running writers like myself had not yet spread the news that proper fluid replacement can make you run faster. No pictures.

Fiction

Horizon: an aftertime novel by Sophie Littlefield. There are three of four authors with similar names to this lady. This might be written for a YA audience. Some sort of post-apocalyptic tale.

Audiobook on CD

Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag. 9 CDs at 11 hours. Unsolved disappearance...given her daughter up for dead...desperate to find...been..have...knows...evidence...to...when...cunning.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Queen Elizabeth and the Obamas on the Home Front Sniping to Defend Jacob

Fiction

Home Front by Kristin Hannah. Somebody photoshopped that cover all over. Foundering marriage has more stress when wife is deployed.

Defending Jacob by William Landay. This has received some fine reviews. I have an advanced readers copy of this from last Fall and have never cracked it. Attorney has to defend his 14-year-old son accused of murder.

NonFiction

The Obamas by Jodi Kantor. Bio of the couple and the privacy and practicalities of living in the White House.

American Sniper: the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. Books on snipers and sniping always check-out.

Elizabeth the Queen: the life of a modern monarch by Sally Bedell Smith. Further subtitle: My life with Corgis.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Weeding Improves Circulation and Inspire Musical Interludes

Weeding

I have been weeding the nonfiction collection and removing out-of-date and unused items. Whenever I weed I am very surprised to find books that were still on the shelf.

Stacks of weeds on my office floor.
Weeding Books

An update from 1988.
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This "new revised edition" is 14 years old.
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20 years old.
Another old one.

Musical Interlude

That last book reminded me of this.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Love and Death

Everybody Loves You When You're Dead by Neil Strauss. A collection of interviews and stories by rock journalist Strauss. Pretty interesting.