Thursday, December 12, 2013

Musical Ice Skating Rink Interlude

Ice Skating

The Parks Department has been spraying the winter ice skating rink in Commons Park, across from the library.  Here are some photos I was able to grab this week on the fly with my phone camera.

Outdoor skating rink getting installed

Outdoor skating rink getting installed

Outdoor skating rink, Commons Park. December, 2013

After the first layer or two of water

Outdoor skating rink getting installed

Spraying last night after the library closed

Outdoor skating rink getting installed

Last Night's Temperature as I walked home at 9 PM.

The evening of 11 Dec 2013, shortly after the library closed.

Musical Interlude

I was checking if Teddy Thompson had a new album coming any time soon.  I found this instead.

More Macaroni, Marcia?


Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani.  If you don't want to listen to the audiobook I listed yesterday you can read this instead.  Author photo kinds looks lie a Google street view shot.  Trigiani is posing on a outdoor stairway with an intersection behind her.  A guy in a suit is in the crosswalk.

Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III.  How do you pronounce this guy's name?  If you think that one is tough read the Acknowledgments, Kourosh Zomorodian.

Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark.  Former prosecutor is putting out good crime novels.  She was at Murder and Mayhem in Muskego last month.  I was not.  I was at the Cub Scout pancake breakfast for half the day.

Photo is from Jen's Book Blog.

White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.  The cover only says "Preston & Child".  The dual author photo says, Just For Men.  You know how I decide when to get my hair cut?  When the gray hairs get too long they curl and stick out.

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.  Dang another one I have no idea how to pronounce.  Danticat's hair is braided.  The photo was taken by Jonathan Demme.

Prince of Risk by Christopher Reich.  Second copy ordered by mistake.  That's okay.  People will read it.


Stitches: a handbook on meaning, hope and repair by Anne Lamott.  Book cover says Lamott lives in Northern California.  Author photo says Lamott lives on a commune.

Musical Interlude

BBC 6 Music is playing an older Adam Ant tune.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wolverine Cowboy Hunters


Wolverine starring Australian, Japanese, Dutch.  Wolverine is told a former Japanese soldier can help him out.  Things happen, including a long, boring fight on top of a train.

Large Print

Merry Christmas, Cowboy by Janet Dailey.  A romance.  The phrase "happy endings" is used on the back cover.

No Escape by Mary Burton.  Another serial killer novel.

Is This Tomorrow by Carline Leavitt.  Sounds like someones needs to set their watch.

Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon.  Korean moves to Brazil after the war.

Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson.  Killer on the loose in Montana.  Maybe a maniacal, murderous Montana moose?

Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas.  And they can't get up.

Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs.  I hope their power did not go out.  Our gas furnace has an electric start.

Songs of Christmas by Katherine Spencer.  "But must she choose between her music and losing Gabriel forever?"  Will I care?

Storm Front by John Sandford.  Many murderous men in Minnesota.

Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye.  Tragedy in Duluth.  Or something.  Booklist liked it, gave a starred review.

AudioBook on CD

Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani.  10 hours on 8 CDs.  According to the internet Adriana Trigiani has curly hair and was born in Virginia.


Secrets of a Runaway Bride by Valerie Bowman.  According to the internet UFOs are flying out of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico.

Extra Copy

Sycamore Row by John Grisham.  According to the internet President Truman kept an alien visit a secret.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Photo Version with Musical Accompaniment





Musical Interlude

Heard just now on BBC 6 Music with Marc Riley.  Teen Canteen.  Singing girl-group pop with their Scottish accents.