Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cover Image Trends

Large Print

Peoples Backs

Proof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hackett.

An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer.

Dressmaker by Kate Alcott.

Water Scenes

The Odds: a love story by Stewart O'Nan.

Outdoor Scene With Wolf

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult.

Mystery Figure or Face in the Background or Blurred

Before She Dies by Mary Burton

Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis.

Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White.


Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope.

Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison.

Another Baseball Novel, Another Joe Ledger Thriller


Heaven on Earth: a journey through Shari'a Law from the deserters of ancient Arabia to the street of the modern Muslim world by Sadakat Kadri. A bunch of notes, a bibliography, and an index but no photos. "Kadri realized that many people in the West harbored ideas about Islamic law that were hazy or simply wrong."

Mountains of Light: seasons of reflection in Yosemite by R. Mark Liebenow. I already purchased a copy of this but his father donated this second copy a few days ago. Liebenow had a nice write-up in the Madison paper.


Assassin's Code by Jonathan Maberry. Super agent Joe Ledger rescues some hostage students in Iran. The Iranians ask his team to recover six stolen nuclear warheads buried in oil fields. Ledger and his team fight genetically engineered bad guys.

Calico Joe by John Grisham. Rookie phenomenon for the Chicago Cubs is cheered on by the son of an opposing pitcher.

Cloudland by Joseph Olshan. Serial killer in northern Vermont seems to be working off an unfinished manuscript stolen from the library of a local reporter.

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline. Meh. People will read this no matter what.

The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis. Amish dude falls for non-Amish gal. Fiddling involved

Monday, April 09, 2012

One DVD/Blu-Ray Set


The Descendants starring Mr. Hollywood, Beau Bridges. On both Blu-Ray and DVD discs. Widower finds out his dead wife was cheating on him. I just heard that Blu-Ray was chosen as a name because Blue Ray was too common to be trademarked.