Monday, May 07, 2012

Six Novels


Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller.  High School journalist is out to reveal a secret society intent on vigilante justice that is "exposing students and teachers alike for even the most minor infraction."

All Woman and Springtime by Brandon W. Jones.  A mathematical genius and her best friend are snuck out of North Korea into sexual slavery in the South and then the United States. Well, that sounds uplifting.  [Bill Crider says: We former English teachers recommend a six-year sentence in Folsom for people who use the word snuck unless those people are Dizzy Dean.]

Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer.  Archer's bio mentions his Oxford education, his five years in the House of Commons, and his twenty years and the House of Lords.  Archer's bio does not mention he served two years of a four year prison term for perjury and perverting the course of justice.

Home by Toni Morrison.  Korean War vet returns home and rescues "his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he's hated all his life."

Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark.  Los Angeles prosecutor takes dead end case of murdered homeless man.  Homeless man had conneciton to the ax murder of a LAPD policeman from two years earlier.  Sleuthing begins.
  11th Hour by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.  The Patter Factory production line is on schedule.

Reloading Mended Pencil Jewelry


Reloading for Handgunners by Patrick Sweeney.  Page 115 says, "Uniformly-seated primers are an important part of accurate ammunition."

Mend it Better: creative patching, darning, and stitching and Kristin M. Roach.  Page 82 says, "It was perfect with sweaters, tights, cute jackets, woven scarves, and all that other glorious winter attire."

Creating Textures in Colored Pencil by Gary Greene.  Page 108 says, "Layer Light Umber."

The Bead Jewelry Bible by Dorothy Wood.  Page 49 says, "Tie the ends together, working two reef knots one after the others (see Tying Knots)."

Service: a Navy SEAL at war by Marcus Luttrell with James D. Hornfischer.  Page 89 says, "Finally, we reached our destination - an abandoned four-story building situated on a circular chain of streets that everybody called the Racetrack."

The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro.  Page 451 says, "It went against his nature - against his desire, his need, for control, and for the secrecy which is a form of control - control and secrecy that he would have had had he insisted that the investigation into the assassination be made by a Texas court of inquiry that was under his thumb and by an FBI headed by a longtime ally."