Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Polio Memoir and Wicked Big Faith


Limping Through Life: a farm boy's polio memoir by Jerry Apps.  Apps contracted polio when he was 12-years-old.  How that changed his life and led him to writing.  Page 73 says, "Pa bought me a bicycle so I could ride the four and a half miles to town and the four and a half miles back each day and he wouldn't have to drive me there and back."

Large Print

A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans.  Page 205 says, "Actually, I didn't quite make it to Pine Flat."

Something Wicked by Lisa Jackson with Nancy Bush.  Page 442 says, "He nodded gravely."

Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller.  Page 37 says, "Snidely, standing close, thumped the back of Walker's right knee with his swinging tail, as if to remind him of the here and now."

Monday, July 15, 2013

Local Color - Rock Lake and Little Free Library

Rock Lake and Little Free Library

Little Free Library
Little Free Libraries were started a 2009.  They are small, usually freestanding boxes with a give one, take one philosophy.  This one is on Ray St. in Lake Mills.  I checked the map on the Little Free Library website and there are no official ones in NZ.

Little FreeLibrary, Lake Mills, WI

Little FreeLibrary, Lake Mills, WI

Little FreeLibrary, Lake Mills, WI

Rock Lake

Rock Lake is 1,371 acres.  The City has several public access points along the beach.  The most popular are Sandy Beach and Bartles Beach parks.  But, there are several smaller, and hidden away swim spots along the lakeside.

Off Hobbs St.
Rock Lake Access

Rock Lake Access

Rock Lake, Lake Mills, WI

Private swim dock near the public swim spot.
Rock Lake Access

Charlie Huston Returns


Skinner by Charlie Huston.  I enjoy Huston's books but the book description on the dustjacket makes no sense.  Read it anyway.

Hidden Order by Brad Thor.  Secret government organization.  Assassination.  "Most dangerous chase ever to play on American soil."  Secret organization founded in 1700s.  So on, so forth.

Audiobooks on CD

Visiting Tom: a man, a highway, and the road to roughneck grace by Michal Perry.  7 CDs at 7.5 hours.  Michael Perry is a great performer and reads this himself.  Perry writes about his elderly neighbor whose farm was bisected by an interstate some decades before.  Perry also deals with the County's misguided plans for the road to Perry's own mini-farm.

Sovereign by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee.10 CDs at 12 hours.  SciFi with alive people and dead people.  The book description makes no sense.

Litte Green by Walter Mosley.  8 CDs at 10 hours.  An Easy Rawlins detective novel.  I have not read any of the Rawlins books in quite a while.  1967 Los Angeles has Easy looking for a missing young man who went missing after taking acid.

Silken Prey by John Sandford.  10 CDs at 12.5 hours.  Someone dies.