Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weddings, Maps, Vigilantes, Algebra


The Black Stiletto: Secrets and Lies by Raymond Benson.  Continuation of the series where Martin discovers that the Black Stiletto, famed vigilante from the 1960s, is his mother, Judy, an Alzheimer's patient.  Martin discovers the Stiletto's diaries and starts reading.


How to Have the Wedding You Want: (not the one everybody else wants you to have) by Christine Egan.  Page 148 says, "Professional Discourtesy."

Rome by Duncan Garwood.  A Lonely Planet guide.  Page 152 says, " The best tapestries, on the left, were woven in Brussels in the 16th Century."  Which reminds of this. Which is also this.

Managing All-in-One for Dummies by Marty Brounstein.  Page 279 says, "Look skyward."

Easy Sewing Projects compiled by Barbara Delaney.  Page 24 says, "Winter Forest Tea Towel."  The colors and font remind me of Montreal.  Which reminds me of this.

Jewelry Maker's Field Guide: tools and essential techniques by Helen I. Driggs.  Page 139 says, "Ultimately, you be [sic] rewarded for your patience and hard work." 

Teach Visually Microsoft Windows 8.1 by Paul McFedries.  Page 84 says, "Right-click the screen."

The Rut Hunters: pursuit of the white tail SLAM by Tom Miranda.  This book has about 500,000 fancy color photos.

ABCs of Rifle Shooting by David Watson.  I need to sign my son and myself up for one of these classes.

Mapping the First World War: battlefields of the great conflict from above by Simon Forty.  Maps produced by the Armies themselves.  Page 62 says, "This chart - nicknamed a 'Tartan' for its similarity to the Scottish cloth - shows the length of time divisions from III, XIII, XIV, and XV Corps spent at the front in the period July-October 1916."

Africa by Simon Richmond.  A Lonely Planet guide.  Page 1056 says, "As forest cover diminishes, all too often the desert moves in."

Algebra: a complete introduction by Hugh Neill.  Page 169 says, "Example 12.11."

The Italian Lakes by Paula Hardy.  A Lonely Planet guide. The article on Lake Como completely ignores Princess Amidala and Anakin Skywalker.

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