Friday, July 27, 2012

Wood Pulp Pressed Very Thin and Inked


Friends Forever by Danielle Steel.  Cover has five young kids kids throwing rocks into a lake.  Author photo is huge.  Credits on the flyleaf say the cover photo is a stock image from Iofoto/Shutterstock.

Broken Harbor by Tana French.  You read her other novels, now read this one.  French's author photo has her with short,  red hair, wearing a shawl/scarf and posing outside.

Celtic Conspiracy by Thore D. Hansen.  A customer asked about this.  I found it on Amazon and it had a couple decent reviews so I ordered it.  Finding a MARC record and getting this on the shelf was a chore.

Non Fiction

Guilty by Popular Demand: a true story of small town injustice by Bill Osinski.  I do not remember how I heard about this or why I ordered it.  True crime books circ' fairly well here.  This is about a double murder in Ohio in 1982 Ohio and a man wrongly convicted for the crimes.  The real killers were found in 2008.

CDL: commercial driver's license exam by Matt Mosher.  Author has "450,000 safe-driving miles behind him."  Zoinks.  That is a lot of driving.  I'm surprised this does not come with prep exams on CD-ROM.

Dutch, Danes, Doc, Devil's, Deviousness on DVD


Armadillo featuring [foreign infantrymen].  Dutch and Danish troops in Afghanistan struggle.

Devil's Teardrop starring Tom Everett Scott and Natasha Henstridge.  Mass killing in D.C. followed by a demand for $20 million or more will be killed.  Handwriting expert and FBI lady follow clues.

[I cannot find a trailer]

Burn Notice: season five starring Bruce Campbell.  Bruce Campbell plays former Navy guyhelping former CIA guy.

True Blood: season four starring [pretty people sucking blood].  I don't know what the heck the plot of this is.

Doc Martin: series 5 starring [British people].  Small town doctor is a jerk.  In a funny way.

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's.  Advice.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Executions and Bodies


I Am An Executioner: love stories by Rajesh Parameswaran.  This had a nice review.  Nine stories that are "wildly original...riotous" including "the newlywed executioner of the title."

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel.  Sequel to the popular novel Wolf Hall.  Thomas Cromwell has to scheme to get Anne Boleyn executed so Henry VIII can try to impregnate someone else.

Large Print

Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh.  More comic crime from set in Los Angeles.

Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson.  Cover photo has girl in pink sun dress and cowboy boots standing between train tracks and holding a large, old, bluer suitcase.  Her head is cropped out.  Flyleaf says, ", Texas...hard-muscled...stranger...SEAL...small town..."

Soldier's Wife by Joanna Trollope.  British Army Major adjusts to life at home after Afghanistan.

Conspiracy of Friends by Alexander McCall Smith.  Small dog on the cover.

Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller.  Cover has a guy wearing a cowboy hat, his head lowered, as the rubs a horse's nose.  Mountains, trees, stream are photoshopped into the background.

Yes, Running Red Leopard has Wicked Feast on a Grey Night

Audio Books on CD 

98 Discs at 119.1 hours.

Yes, Chef: a memoir by Marcus Samuelsson.  10 CD at 11.6 hours.  Born in Ethiopia, raised by Swedes, cooking across Europe, opens a restaurant in Harlem.  I would have sworn some librarian in Madison recommended this one.  Oh, wait, now I remember.  It was here.

Running With the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn.  7 CDs at 8 hours.  Guy who always liked running decides to see how "far his talents could take him" and trains in Kenya.  I am not personally interested in this but the narrator is John Lee and always does a real good job.

Red House by Mark Haddon.  8 CDs at 9.6 hours.  Estranged siblings spend a week together in the English countryside with all their kids. 

Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich.  5 CDs at 6 hours.  Pastry chef hunts for ancient relic.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James.  16 CDs at 19.8 hours.  Popular romance novel.

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin.  27 CDs at 33.8 hours.  Fourth book in the series.

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo.  17 CDs at 21.3 hours.  Double murder in Oslo and Harry Hole is on the case.

Little Night by Luanne Rice. 8 CDs at 9 hours.  Clare went to prison when she defended her sister against her husband and her sister lied and said it was an assault.  20 years later Clare's niece shows up.