Thursday, March 08, 2012

Large Print Disease


Contagion starring [many big name actors]. Big name actors pretend to die. Other big name actors pretend to heal the sick.

Large Print

Kill Shot by Vince "Killer Flu" Flynn. Thriller novel with an assassin character.

Home Front by Kristin "Death On Heels" Hannah. Mom serves in Iraq while Dad watches the kids. Mom is changed.

Roam by Alan "Not Lazarus" Lazar. Something about a dog on a wooden bench according to the cover.

Sunrise on Cedar Key by Terri DuLong-"ing for Death". Grace starts her personal and business lives over on Cedar Key Island.

The Summer Garden by Sherryl "Bury'em In The" Woods. Something to do with Ireland, the state of Virginia, and romance.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Miami Basketball House


Insiders' Guide to Miami by Dara Bramson.

Don't Put Me In, Coach: my incredible NCAA journey from the end of the bench to the end of the bench by Mark Titus. Titus is the winningest player in NCAA basketball history with a Big Ten titles, a Final Four appearance and 9 career points.

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet by Melissa Fay Greene. The Greene family had four biological children, "We so loved raising our four children by birth, we didn't want to stop. When the clock started to run down on the home team, we brought in ringers."

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Garfield, Golob and Guns.


Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack: Volume 8 by Jim Davis. Kids love these compendiums. Includes Garfield Blots Out the Sun, Garfield Goes Bananas, Garfield Large and In Charge.

Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack: Volume 6 by Jim Davis. With Garfield Rounds Out, Garfield Chews the Fat, Garfield Goes to Waist.

Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack: Volume 4 by Jim Davis. Has Garfield Makes It Big, Garfield Rolls On, Garfield Out to Lunch.

Shoot: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition by Julie Golob. Golob, nee Goloski, is a professional shooter and former member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. There is a book trailer but it is kinda boring. Here is a competition video instead.

77 Reasons Why Your Book Was Rejected: (and how to make sure it won't happen again!) by Mike Nappa. Recommended by Bill Crider. Reason #57: You Have A Sales History and it Sucks. Reason #29: you stink at grammar and spelling.

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz. Horwitz mines the Civil War again. Before I traveled to Australia for a semester of college I looked around at Australia books. I found a $1.00 copy of Horwitz's One For the Road about hitchhiking the circumference of Australia. I still have it at home.

Blue Nights by Joan Didion. Didion's daughter dies.

Family Circle Family Dinners by Linda Fear, Editor in Chief. Recipes for food.

One Pot and Stews: amazingly tasty...surprisingly simple! by No Name Conglomerate. I may have just weeded a one pot recipe book.

Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle by Patrick Sweeney. Guns.

Four Fables


The Killing Way by Tony Hays. Arthur is close to being elected supreme King of Britian but a murdered girl is blamed on Merlin. Mad Malgwyn, Arthur's the one armed scribe, is requested to clear Merlin. Malgwyn despises Arthur for rescuing him from a battlefield death.

Poison Flower by Thomas Perry. Does this guy write spy thrillers as well? Maybe that is another guy, Perry won an Edgar Award.

Weird Photo by Internet Serendipity. While searching for a photo of Perry with an Edgar this shot of Michael Chabon (by the Austin Statesman) appeared

The Thief by Clive Cussler and Justin Bell. More aquatic adventures.

Illusion by Frank Peretti. More suspense by Peretti. I assume this is a Christian themed novel like his previous ones.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Musical Interlude to Remain Relevant

Musical Interlude

"To keep a blog relevant you must keep it current."

I am doing library bills this morning and was listening to BBC's 6 Music (as I often do) and a song came on that reminded me of this tune:

Off a charity album, The Sun Came Out, available from the library.