Friday, October 04, 2013

More? I Missed Some?


World War Z starring Brad Pitt and CGI Danger.  Zombies take over.

The Firm: Hi-Def Sculpt with Annie Lee.

Star Trek: Into Darkness starring [Scowling Actors].    Science Fiction.

Big Cats: revealing the leopard: Siberian Tiger quest by PBS Nature.  Cats slink around, pounce, and eat raw meat.

Homeland: the complete second season starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.


Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart.  I don't like the cover.

Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson.  I don't like this cover either.

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.  This cover is okay, but just ok.

The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini.  This cover has the feel of a lot of those Amish romances because of the color and composition.

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Finding Colin Firth by Mia March.  Huh?  That's easy.

Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do by Michael Brandman.  Lame cover.


Miller's Antiques Handbook and Price Guide 2014-2015 by Judith Miller. 

More, More, More.


Eating For Two: the complete guide to nutrition during pregnancy and beyond by Annabel Karmel.  Page 140 says,"Put the bulger the cold water...serve"

AudioBooks on CD

The Night Is Watching by Heather Graham.  8 CDs at 9.6333 hours.  FBI investigates paranormal "stuff"  The actress named Heather Graham is from the Milwaukee area.

Killing Jesus: a history by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.  5 CDs at 6 hours.

Second Watch by J.A. Jance.  9 CDs at 10.75 hours.  Murder!

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I'm not typing everything in, so here.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013



Attack Force Z starring Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, John Waters.  What a great WWII movie.  Australian commandos land on a Japanese controlled island to pull out a defecting Japanese official.

Girls: the complete second season starring Lena Dunham, Albanian Lady.  Twenty-somethings in the big city.  Saturday Night Live made a parody.

Australia: animals Down Under by PBS Nature.  240 minutes of Koalas, Kangaroos, Pelicans and animals escaping a bushfire.

Musical Notes and Voices Are Recorded With Computers and The Sounds Digitally Restructured For Processing and Playback From Flat Plastic Discs

Night Visions by Imagine Dragons.  They have had a popular pop song.  I don't like the song and won't find a video clip.

Magna Carta, Holy Grail by Jay-Z.  This guy is famous.  You probably don't need a audio clip for him either.

AudioBooks on CD

This Time is Different: eight centuries of financial folly by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff.  8 CDs at 9 hours.  "Presents a comprehensive look at the varieties of financial crises, and guies us through eight astonishing centuries of government defaults, banking panics, and inflationary spikes - from medieval currency debasements to today's subprime catastrophe."

Tales From the Dugout: the greatest true baseball stories ever told by Mike Shannon.  5 CDs at 5.5 hours.  I don't follow baseball.

And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens.  9 CDs at 10.5 hours.  According to the cover she also fell into a light blue dress.

Famous and the Dead by T. Jefferson Parker. 12 CDs at 13.9 hours.  The last Charlie Hood novel.  I thought we had this already.

Ultimate Goliath Summer


One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson.  More research and writing.  Author Duane Swierczynski wrote, "#nowreading Bill Bryson's amazing ONE SUMMER. Pretty much every paragraph is jammed with surprising or eyebrow raising details."  Swierczynski also wrote "Had to bite my tongue when nice older lady complained to me about the proliferation of social media. 'All this twittering and twatting...'"

David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants by Malcom Gladwell.

A House in the Sky by Amanda Linhout and Sara Corbett.  Linhout was captured in Somalia and held captive for 460 days.

Ultimate Harely-Davidson: new edition by Hugo Wilson.  Wilson has been writing motorcycle books for Dorling Kindersley for years.  These are always fun.


Gone by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.  Same author photo of Patterson where the camera shutter snapped at 12:52.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Hey, I've Met Nine of These People


Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel.  Daniel came out here a year or two ago for a book talk.  Unfortunately the weather was lousy and another event was going on downtown so the only audience was one dude, a Friend of the Library, and myself.  More family drama set in Florida.  Try it out.

Kwik Krimes edited by Otto Penzler.  "Contributions by more than 80 authors."  Short crime stories of "no more than one thousand words."  I have spoken to:
1.  Bill Crider.  Very briefly because I had nothing of interest to say and did not want to fanboy-gush at him.
2.  Tasha Alexander.  Very nice lady who's husband just received permanent U.S. residency.  Her novels do well here.
3.  Raymond Benson.  Who I probably bored the heck out of.
4.  Reed Farrell Coleman.  I am very certain I said "hello" at some point.
5.  Christa Faust. She asked if there was creamer for the coffee and I said, "No."  Again, I had nothing of interest to provide.
6.  Chris Grabenstein.  I spoke to him quite a bit.  Grabenstein is personable and has experience as a performer, including as a stand-up comic, so he has the skill to keep a conversation going.
7.  Parnell Hall.   I spoke to him on an escalator and asked if he was filming another video.
8.  Sean Doolittle.  I've seen him around at a couple events but I had nothing to say.
9.  Patti  Abbott.  I read her blog and have sent some emails.

Three Can Keep A Secret by Archer Mayor.  I used to read all these New Hampshire based novels featuring policeman Joe Gunther.  I got off track when I read one that I thought was lame.

October List by Jeffrey Deaver.  He was at Murder and Mayhem in Muskego and I asked him, "Are you up next?"

Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson.  Fantasy fiction fun.

Catch and Release by Lawrence Block.  Short stories by the expert writer. 

Deadline by Sandra Brown.  Brown has an honorary Doctorate from TCU.  I went to the Aggie football game there in 1993.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.  Page 357 says, " The man in the chinos and t-shirt fired his weird pistol at Dan."

The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot.  Page 319 says, "She nods."

Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen.  page 239 says, "Silence."

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Big Book Back-Up

Big Book Back-Up

New Stuff Backing Up


Taste of Home: Recipes Across America by Catherine Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief.  The copyright is by Reiman Media Group which is in Greendale, WI.  I don't know where Greendale is.  Somewhere in Milwaukee I suppose.  Page 291 sayd, "Gooseberry Meringue Pie...In another saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch."

Women's Health Big Book of Yofa by Kathryn Budig.  I ordered this after someone received a copy from another library.  I did not order this because of models in tight yoga outfits.  Page 278 says, "You are unique, talented and blessed."

New Midwestern Table by Amy Thielen.   "200 Heartland Recipes"  Page 128 says, "The eelpout, a silly-looking-fish, is a fitting mascot for these shenanigans."

Si-Cology: tales and wisdom from Duck Dynasty's favorite uncle by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach.  My wife watches that show sometimes.  Si is the one who carries around a gallon container of iced tea wherever he goes.

Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno.  Biography of the famous and famously reclusive author.  Except, Salinger was not all that reclusive.  He was active in his own town, he just never gave interviews.

Ava Gardner: the secret conversations by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner.  Ava interviewed with Evans and was so candid and forthcoming she canceled publication until after her death.  Page 166 says, "It was always a mistake to tell Peter Lawford anything. I liked him but he was a terrible gossip."

Who-ology: Doctor Who: the official miscellany by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright.  Page 181 says, "Five full-body models were made plus a large T-Rex head for close-ups and a pterodactyl hand puppet, and these were contracted out to a model-making company."

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.  Page 54 says, "Their two powerful armies, consisting of more than three dozen legions and two hundred thousand men combined, face each other across this flat Balkan plain."

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Color Sundays, Volume One, "Call of the Wild" by Floud Gottfredson.  Page 135 says, " Hmmmm!  Nice-lookin's apples, those!"

Birnbaum's Disneyland Resort, 2014 edited by Jill Safro.  Page 98 says, "Check out the virtual Disneyworld Experience to view author Victor Gischler drinking beer at the Rose & Crown in Florida."  [Page 98 does not really say that.]