Tuesday, February 07, 2012

One NF, One F, One Audio


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.


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


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.


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


I have been weeding the nonfiction collection and removing out-of-date and unused items.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.

This "new revised edition" is 14 years old.

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.