Thursday, March 21, 2013

Is Laukkanen A Finnish Name?

It Looks Finnish With All the K's and N's and a U

Criminal Enterprise by Owen Laukkanen.  The cover stinks.  I usually ignore all cover jacket blurbs except this has one by KirkusKirkus is stingy about giving good reviews but had this, "Fans of crime thrillers shouldn’t miss this one or anything else with Laukkanen’s name on the cover. The writing is so crisp, the pages almost want to turn themselves. He’s a terrific storyteller."

I Saw The Movie

The Looking Glass War by Jon Le Carre.  8 CDs at 9 hours.  1965 and a novice spy is sent into the Eastern Bloc to find missiles.  The flick was released in 1969 and was pretty decent.  I cannot recall if I watched the flick on video or TV.  There is a scene in the film where the lackadaisical spy is being pushed by Anthony Hopkins's character to take things seriously.  Hopkins starts a fistfight with the spy get the guy to defend himself and escape.

Three in One

Eclipse Bay Collection: Eclipse Bay, Dawn in Eclipse Bay, Summer in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz. 15 CDs at 18 hours. This will check out.


Six Years by Harlan Coben.  Looks like Harlan Coben made sure to shave his head the morning of his author photo.

Family Pictures by Jane Green.  Stay on your digital camera forever and never seem to get uploaded.

You & I, Me & You by Mary Janice Davidson.  I did not want to use those ampersands in the title but I did anyway.  I am very adventurous.



Lights are being shifted


New door frame for door to conceal the bookdrop and tool supply area. The new door will have an etched glass window to let in light.  I think.  The door window will be something translucent.


Railings by front door were sanded down and glue applied for new tops.

Renovation.  Railings getting new tops.

New tops getting installed on railings.

Renovation.  Railings getting new tops.

Tops are on, joined, and sanded smooth.

Renovation.  Railings getting new tops.

The painters have continued down the stairwell and into the lower level.