Friday, September 13, 2013

What to Read 51: Bill Crider's "Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen"

What to Read 51: Bill Crider's Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen.

With Aggie jokes!

Wasted Elements Watch


Hunting the Elements by NOVA.  Where do Nature's building blocks, called the elements, come from?


W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton.  Milhone is called to the morgue for a John Doe who had her name and number in his pocket.

Second Watch by J.A. Jance.  Mystery novel.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Large Print Never Ends

The Pile Just Keeps Growing

The Rosary by Florence Barclay.

Wednesday Daughters by Meg Waite Clayton.

Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson.

Touch of Sage by Marcia Lynn McClure.

A Little Love Story by Roland Merullo.

Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe.

Tell Me by Lisa Jackson.

Large Print Nonfiction

Dear Mrs. Kennedy: the world shares its grief: letters, November, 1963 by Jay Mulvaney and Paul De Angelis.

You're Old, I'm Old...Get Used To It: 20 reasons why growing old is great by Virginia Ironside.

Larry, Lee, Lansdale,


The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale.  You know how I knew Lansdale had a new book coming out?  He wouldn't stop posting about it on Facebook.  When does that guy have time to write?  He's as bad as Bill Crider.

The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell.  Everyone's favortie Missouri crime author writes a fictionalized account of a 1929 explosion in a dance hall and Megan Abbott does a literary swoon.

A Blind Goddess by James R. Benn.  Benn writes another WWII mystery and the Library Director want to read it.

Homeland: Carrie's Run by Andrew Kaplan.  Kaplan is hired to pen a tie-in novel and fans of the show run to take it off the shelf (hopefully).

Happy in Hell by Tad Williams.  Williams writes a fantasy novel about an angel going to Hell to visit his demon girlfriend then Williams rushes back inside to sunscreen his shaved head.

Let Him Go by Larry Watson.  Watson delivers another plains novel with grandparents trying to take their dead son's boy.  Literary fiction fans fuss for fabulous fable.

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood.  Canadian writes a novel whose dustcover precis makes no sense.  Library Director is reminded of full frontal nudes by Obi Wan Kenobi in Young Adam.

The Good Wife by Jane Porter.  A baseball player's wife worries,the novelist Porter thanks her husband, Ty, and the book goes back to processing because the spine label is incorrect.

Never Go Back by Lee Child.  Jack Reacher punches people and has sex.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Filming a TV Show in the Magazine Room

TV Show

Committee Films came to town last week to film an episode of America Unearthed for History Channel.  On Friday afternoon they used the library's reading room to film an interview between the show's host and a guest.  On Thursday they used mini-submarines to explore Rock Lake.  I did not get photos of the submarines.

Host is in the blue shirt.
Filming for Discovery Channel

Filming for Discovery Channel

Commercial for the television program.

America Unearthed from Splice Here on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Morgan Freeman Double Feature

Television Programs That Are Sold On DVD and Make Lots of Money For Snotty Network Executives

Single-Handed: Set 2 starring [Irish].

Walking Dead: the complete third season starring Andrew Lincoln, David Morrisey.  I never finished watching the second season.

Motion Pictures Made for Millions and Millions of Dollars

Oblivion starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, and Olga Kurylenko.  I was watching Quantum of Solace last night, Kurylenko is in that.

Mud starring Matthew McConaughey and some kid actors.  Guy is hiding out on island in the Mississippi.

Olympus Has Fallen starring Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler.  Boy, this sure looks like a terrible movie.  Hey, Angela Bassett is in this, she does good work.  Still looks terrible.

42: the Jackie Robinson story starring Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Christopher Meloni's muscles.  Biopic of the ball player.