Thursday, August 02, 2012

Megan Abbott Returns


Dare Me by Megan Abbott.  Abbott's latest novel on high school cheerleaders, their new cheer coach, and a suicide has gotten a lot of press.  Dare Me has been plugged by Oprah, several major newspapers, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, and prominent writers.  Abbott does good work and now the zeitgeist has attacked!

Politics, Divorce, PTSD, Sean Doolittle


Lake Country by Sean Doolittle.  I like the cover.  Guy kidnaps daughter of man who fell sleep while driving and killed Guy's friend.  Kidnapper takes daughter into Minnesota lake country and the kidnapper's buddy goes after him to stop things from getting worse.  I read Doolittle's Safer and liked it.  Barbara Fister really liked this book.


Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce: 4th edition by Emily Doskow. Someone had a divorce related reference question recently.  I checked our resources and noticed we needed to update a few titles.

Cowards: what politicians, radicals, and the media refuse to say by Glenn Beck.  Political commentary. Some people hate him.  Some people love him.  Some people drink coffee and watch Sponge Bob.

Hotels, Hospitals and Jails by Anthony Swofford.  Swofford hit it big with Jarhead, let his life go off the rails, tried to rebuild his relationship with his father.  He did a video promo.


Oh, hey, I just ran across this as well which is Swofford reading an excerpt from a visit to Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Audio Books on CD

Heartbroken by Lisa Unger.  11 CDs at 13.38 hours.  "Tense, mesmerizing novel about the limits of dysfunctional families, of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and of the all-too-real demons we must battle."

Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.  12 CDs at 14 hours.  Some gal flees her wedding with a rude guy.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Five Large Print, a German, and a Jance

Large Print

An American Spy by Olen Steinhuaer.  I've heard good thigns about this guy's espionage thrillers but have not yet read one.  I downloaded an audio version The Tourist of but never listened to it.

Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins.  One of those weird photoshop amalgamation covers.  Everything is too in focus with weird blurriness added here and there.  Gal who has $275 million in a divorce settlement buys a town in Kansas, one of the few remaining towns founded by freed slaves.  Reminds me of Nicodemus which I have never been to.

Gossip by Beth Gutcheon.  Something about people in Manhattan.  New York, not Kansas which I have been to many times.

Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray.  How will you know when they get there?

Heft by Liz Moore.  Page 301 says, "Finally I stuff my keys into my pockets and my hands into my pockets as well."


Germany by Joanna Egert-Romanowski.  Travel guide by DK.  Page 232 says," As the centre of the German film industry Munich offers 76 cinemas, the Bavaria Film Studios and a college for film and television."


Judgment Call by J.A. Jance.  Mystery novel set in Arid-zona.