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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Large Print Weeding With Musical Interlude Fashion Show

Large Print

Turn your monitor upside down.

Large Print


This is why we weed out old and obsolete items. How did I miss these?

Why we weed.

Musical Interlude

Chrissie Hynde has a new tune.

Fashion Show

Dunedin Public Library in Dunedin, New Zealand had their annual fashion show a couple weeks ago.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Black Beetle Pope Printing Pain


Lost at Sea by Jon Ronson.  Where did this come from?  It's the paperback from 2013.  Must have been a donation.  Short stories by guy who wrote Psychopath Test which went out 16 times and is NonFic.

The Black Beetle in 'No Way Out' by Francesco Francavilla.  Comic book novel that was recommended on a Friday issue of Unshelved.  The Black Beetle patrols Colt City in 1941 defending against mobsters and their paid for cops.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  The cover says "YA novel" the flyleaf says, "Bookstore owner is the doldrums."


Woodland Knits: over 20 enchanting patterns by Stephanie Dosen.  Page 65 says, "Using US size (10mm) dpns, cast on 4 sts onto one dpn."

Teach Yourself Visually Android Phones and Tablets by Guy Hart-Davis.  Because computers are a pain.

3D Printing for Dummies by Kalani Kirk Hausman and Richard Horne.  Because computer operated printers are a pain.

Home Skills Wiring: fix your own lights, switches, receptacles, boxes, cables and more, Cindy Smargia Laun, Design Manager.  Because wiring repairs are a pain.

Trigonometry: a complete introduction by Hugh Neill, Chief Examiner.  Because trigonometry homework is a pain.

Calculus: a complete introduction by Hugh Neill, Chief Examiner.  Because calculus homework is a pain.

Not So Fast: parenting your teen through the dangers of driving by Tim Hollister.  Because expensive car repairs are a pain.

From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop: a guide to London's literary landmarks by Stephen Halliday.  Because getting lost in London is a pain.

Budget Bytes: over 199 easy, delicious recipes to slash your grocery bill in half by Beth Moncel.  Because being broke is a pain.

The Everything Job Interview Question Book: the best answers to the toughest interview questions by Dawn Rosenberg McKay.  Because bombing a job interview is a pain.

Color Essentials: crisp and vibrant quilts by Amanda Murphy.  Because dour colored quilts are a pain.

The Complete Fibromyalgia Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook by Drs. Louise S. McCrindle and Alison C. Bested.  Because pain is a pain.

Developing the Core edited by Jeffrey M. Willardson.  Because cable side bends are a pain.

A Call to Serve: Pope Francis and the Catholic future by Stefan von Kempis and Philip F. Lawler.  Because losing parishioners is a pain.

How to Prepare for the GED Test by Barron's.  Because low-paying jobs are a pain.