Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Almost Done: Last of the New Pile


Tremble: erotic tales of the mystical and sinister by Tobsha Learner.  Erotic fiction.  Page 177 says, "She woke to find her husband [...redacted...] already creating a whirlwind of [...redacted...] trembling."

Others of My Kind by James Sallis.  Girl is kidnapped at eight-years-old and kept captive for two years.  As an adult she is asked to help a girl who survived similar circumstances.  Sallis wrote the crime novels Drive and Driven.  Driven was a great look at Phoenix with the dust, the brown colors, the spread out spaces and high walls separating all the homes.

The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, 2013 edited by Paula Guran.  We have the 2011 edition and that sucker keeps going out.  That and Lansdale has a story in this one, too.

Large Print

Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson.  Picture of a lighthouse on the cover. 

Non Fiction

Van Meter Visitor: a true and mysterious encounter with the unknown by Chad Lewis, Noah Voss, and Kevin Lee Nelson.  "For several nights in 1903, the small town of van Meter, IA was terrorized by a giant bat-like creature that emerged from an old abandoned mine."

The Need to Say "No": the importance of setting boundaries in love, life, and your world by Jill Brooke.  Page 95 says, "Here is how you can take the bull by the horns."

Garfield's Sunday Finest: 35 years of my best Sunday funnies by Jim Davis.  My kids have been waiting for this one.  They love Garfield.  A lot.  The read the comics out loud to one another and cackle with laughter.

State of Wisconsin Blue Book, 2013-2014.  No one will read it.  But, it's here anyway.

Audio Book on CD

Self-Help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and success in modern America by Steven Watts.  17 hours on 14 CDs.  "The story of Carnegie's personal journey and how it gave rise to the movement of self-help and personal reinvention."

Dang, Even More New Books


Total War Rome: destroy Carthage by David Gibbins.  Fancy cover for a video game tie-in novel.  Gibbins has  Ph.D.  and taught archeology and history so I assume this will be an accurate and realistic historical novel.  Except for all that video game stuff.  Ka-Boom!

Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis.  Authors of Boy in the SuitcaseBoy's large print copy checked out 15 times.  Danish authors.

Night Film by Marisha Pessl.  I listened to the audio version of this novel.  It was fantastic.  A journalist investigates the suicide of a famous and reclusive film director's daughter.


Hidden Warbirds: the epic stories of finding, recovering & rebuilding WWII's lost aircraft by Nicholas A. Veronico. Lots and lots of neat color photos.  Wrecks recovered from jungle and ice and many restored to flying condition.

Large Print

Large Print

James Patterson Word Production Industries


Cross my Heart by James Patterson.  Well, that's weird.  Patterson wrote this one by himself.  Another entry in the Alex Cross series. Patterson has a new photo on the back cover. 

Fringe: the burning man by Christa Faust.  Based on characters from the Fringe TV show.  I never saw the show but read the first novel because Faust wrote it.  Olivia Dunham's turn for a prequel novel.  No author photo of Faust but there are photos of actors from the series.

Venom Business by Michael Crichton.  From 1966 to 1972 Crichton wrote eight books under the pen John Lange name, all while still in medical school.  Before Crichton died in 2008 he was working with Charles Ardai at Hard Case Crime to bring those novels back into print.  Here is this one.

Odds On by Michael Crichton.  Here is the other one.

The Lost Stars: the perilous shield by Jack Campbell.  Military SF.  We have another book in the series still awaiting processing.  Campbell's author photo says his real name is John G. Henry.

Doc Savage: the Miracle Menace by Kenneth Robeson.  Bill Crider told me to buy it. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Lansdale's Secret Erotica Funnel Cake


Bleeding Shadows by Joe R. Lansdale.  Anotehr collection of horror suspense by Lansdale.  Printed by Subterranean Press which uses really heavy paper.

Fatal Funnel Cake by Livia J. Washburn.  Bill Crider liked it.  28 people liked the other one we one, that's how many times it circ'ed.

The Naughty Corner by Jasmine Haynes. Erotica novel with a bondage/discipline bent.

Secret Lives of Married Women by Elissa Wald.  Two reasons to check this one out: 1) printed by Hard Case Crime, 2) plugged by Megan Abbott. 

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  Collins was the narrator of the novel Drood.  I found out that Collins's Moonstone was one of the first, and most successful, detective novels.  I bought a new edition.

Non Fiction

In My Shoes by Tamara Mellon with William Patrick.  One of the co-founders of Jimmy Choo shoes writes a memoir.  Shoes?

I bought these on clearance a year or so ago.  I thought, "Hey, they've got zippers!  I'll never have to tie my shoes again."  Not so, the zipper just make them easier to slip on and off.