Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fiction, Rap and Soul

Music and Voices That Are Reproducible When Using the Correct Electronic Equipment

Black Panties by R. Kelly.  Oh, this looks trashy.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell by Five Finger Death Punch.  Wait a minute.  This might be metal not rap.  Let me check...yeah, it's a metal band.  But, I don't want to change the title of the blog post.


Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen.  The novel of this title does not imply excitement.

I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe.  Woman dresses as man to fight alongside her husband curing the Civil War.  McCabe kinda looks like one of my wife's friends.

The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon.  Fictionalization of a real-life New York judge who disappeared in 1930.    Lawhon's author bio says, "lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, TN."  Does that mean she has a rural place?  Does that mean she has her own rifle range?  I wish I had my own gun range.

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash.  I read a book with "mercy" in the title, Michael Ayoob's In Search of Mercy which is a mystery.  This is about kids, their deadbeat dad, a robbery, and someone trying to find the kids.  Cash has a beard.

Ripper by Isabel Allende.  A couple times each winter I'll grow a beard.  I get sick of the beard after a time and shave it off.  This is about strange murders in San Francisco.  Beard content is unknown.

Lydia's Party by Margaret Hawkins.  Cover image is an outdoor table and chairs set for dinner and photoshopped into a snow covered forest.  I keep intending to do another book talk out on Rock Lake but never get around to it.

Women's Interest


The Complete Book of Shoes by Marta Morales.

Money Saving Mom's Budget by Crystal Paine.  Slash your spending, pay down your debt, streamline your life, and save thousands a year.

The Dairy-Free Cookbook by Maggie Pannell.  Page 7 says, "Why is calcium so important?"

Hello, Wine: the most essential things you need to know about wine by Melanie Wagner.  Page 167 says, "• blue cheeses".

Haynes Sewing manual: the complete step-by-step guide to sewing skills by Laura Strutt.  "Choosing and using a sewing machine."  That would be the first thing for me to read.

Loudest Voice in the Room by Gabriel Sherman.  The recent biography of Roger Ailes that has been in the press.  I was slow in ordering the book.  Page 295 says, "O'Reilly was becoming an acute management challenge for Ailes."

Monday, January 27, 2014



Top Gear 20 starring [three goofballs and The Stig].

Fruitvale Station starring Micahel B. Jordan.  Story of guy who was shot in the Bay Area by policeman who really, really screwed up.

You're Next starring [actors].  People in house are attacked.

When Calls the Heart starring Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell.  Society lady takes teaching job on the prairie.  The Canadian prairie.

Lee Daniels' The Butler starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.  I won't post the trailer because I'm sure you already heard of this one.

Audiobooks on CD

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. 21.75 hours on 18 CDs.  this must be a donation because this is not a new book.

Way of the Gun by Charles G. West.  8 hours on 7 CDs.  17-year-old cowboy joins the wrong herding crew in Montana.  Now the cowboy has to escape jail.

Hard Case Crime Exerts It's Power


The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter.  Three separate novels written in different styles combined into one story.  Set in 1931, 1941 and 1951.  Brought to you by the Great and Mighty Publisher of Greatness Charles Ardai.

Large Print

Prince of Risk by Christopher Reich.


McGraw-Hills's ASVAB by ... ah, heck.  I'll take a photo.