Saturday, January 11, 2014

Florida Stuff


Universal Orlando: 2014 by Kelly Monaghan and Seth Kubersky.  Harry Potter, The Simpsons, other tie-ins.  Photo page XVI says "Elephants frolic in the lobby courtyard."  Page 253 says "Specialty cocktails are in the $15 to $16 range."  Wow, comics books must pay better than everyone thinks, eh Victor Gischler?

Secrets of Walt Disney World by Dinah Williams.  Page 167 says, "The uniform coat room holds all the retired character costumes.  Sneak in via Tunnel #45-B and bring nose plugs."

I Made That Up by Slow Day.  Page 34 says, "35 minutes until I go home."

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Fearless, Evil Genius Bastard's Furniture


Shooter's Guide to Handgun Marksmanship by Peter Lessler.  Guess who did not put an index in his book?  This guy.  Page 157 says, "This is quite an interesting topic, one probably worthy of its own book."

Real Mom Kitchen, 2nd Edition by Laura Powell.  Page 114 says, "6 flour tortillas."

Cheap Bastard's Guide to Seattle by David Volk.  There is a section for beer but not coffee.  My brother lives in Seattle.

Building Classic Arts and Crafts Furniture by Michael Crow.  "Shop drawings for 33 traditional Charles Limbert projects."  I check circulation numbers and DIY furniture building books check-out pretty well.

Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius by Donald Norris.  Raspberry Pi are little $40 computers you can buy and program to destroy the world.  Or, maybe just take over the Tri-State area.

Fearless Performance Reviews by Jeffrey and Linda Russell.  My feet are freezing.  I should bring some slippers or loafers to work.  My feet sweat when walking to work and then get cold when I get here.

52 Prepper Projects: a project a week to help you prepare for the unpredictable by David Nash.  Planning for the apocalypse.

Paleo Magazine Reader's Favorite Cookbook edited by Paleo Magazine.  Recipes.  Photos.

No Excuses: how you can turn any workplace into a great one by Jennifer Robin and Michael Burchell.  Page 125 says, "What to do next."

Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 6th Edition edited by George S. Cuhaj.  Phenning. Schilling. Kreuzer.  Rupee.  Abbasi.  Liretta.  Lirazza.  Kopek.

Monday, January 06, 2014

NonFiction Extravaganza: Digital Shoestring


Knock'em Dead: 2014 by Martin Yate.  "The ultimate job search guide."

Ceramic Tile by Cool Springs Press.  "How to install ceramic tile for your floors, walls, backsplashes, and countertops."

The Can't Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld.  "100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified!"  Page 28 says, "Onion: How-to."

Woven to Wear by Marilyn Murphy.  "17 thoughtful designs with simple shapes." The model on page 106 seems very happy to be wearing her "Wabi Sabi Jacket".

The Loyal Union Sampler from "Elm Creek Quilts" by Jennifer Chiaverini.  A whole bunch of quilt designs.

The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening: everything you need to know by Samantha Johnson and Daniel Johnson.  An FFA guide.  The others both live in Northern Wisconsin and, judging by the author photos, may be brother and sister.  Samanthan Johnson has Holland Lop rabbits.  Lop, lop, lop.

Quick and Easy Baby Knits: 21 Cute Comfy Projects by Sarah E. White.  They better be quick and easy if you expect someone with a baby to do the project.

Family Cookbook by Caroline Betherton.  A big book with "over 700 recipes" and lots of color photos.Pge 407 says, "Beat in the vanilla."

Taste of Home: home style cooking by Editor-in-Chief Catherine Cassidy.  Page 303 says, "Pickled Green Beans."  Seriously?

Digital Photography Masterclass by Tom Ang.  I could read this three times and doubt it will help me.  For example:

500 Quilt Blocks by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green.   A compact book with 288 pages.

Europe on a Shoestring written and edited by Tom Masters, et al.  Page 587 says, "Temple Bar, Dublin's 'party district', is almost always packed with raucous stag (bachelor) and hen (bachelorette) parties, scantily clad girls, and loud guys from Ohio wearing Guinness T-shirts.'

Insider's Guide to Chicago by Elisa Drake.  Page 198 says [something about architecture I won't bother to type.]

Off the Beaten Path: Michigan revised and updated by Jackie Sheckler Finch.  Page 202 says [something about Luce County.]

South America on a Shoestring written and researched by Regis StLouis, et al.Page 357 says, "Crime does exist in Olinda."  Bil Crider seems to have a lot of Peru related posts.

India written and researched by Sarina Singh.  My dad was invited to some math conference in India and they paid his way.  He said it was kind of a weird conference.  Something that was organized and put on to boost the university of institution by saying, "Hey, look at us, we have big-name weirdos - er, I mean mathematicians - coming all the way to India to see us because we are so great."

Warman's U.S. Coin and Currency Filed Guide: 5th Edition by Arlyn G. Siber.  Money.