Friday, September 14, 2012


Argo: how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio.  Ben Affleck directed the movie so you can probably read the book faster than watch the flick.

Dog Stars by Peter Heller.  The flyleaf says, "riveting, powerful, against all odds, grace, dead, abandoned, misanthrope, sneaks, transmissions, deep, beyond, risking, fuel, narrated, savagely, talking."

Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers.  Soldiers are buddies since basic training and fight insurgents and reality in Iraq. EDIT: someone Googled there way here.  I did the same search and found this author interview of C-SPAN:

Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis.  The cover illustration says "Amish girl is lonely."

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon.  The flyleaf says, "The great American novel we have been waiting for."  I say, "What nitwit wrote the flyleaf?"

Delusion in Death by JD Robb.  These in death.  Titles in death.  Write in death.  Themselves in death.

A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry.  William Monk is in charge of the River Police.  I hope this is better than that awful Pittsburgh river cop movie with Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Monday, September 10, 2012

712 Pages of Knitting


The Principles of Knitting: methods and techniques of hand knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt.  The 2012 reprint of the famed knitting tome,  "one of the great knitting references".