Friday, May 23, 2014

Piccirilli Sound Alike


The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry.  Not to be confused with Tom Piccirilli's Last Kind Words.  This is a western with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and characters from previous McMurtry novels.

Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans.  Another romance with a cover photo showing a beach.


Grand Piano starring Frodo Baggins and Lane Meyer.  Pianist with severe stage fright returns to public performance and is threatened with an audience member's murder for every flub he makes.

Large Print

Divergent by Veronica Roth.  This title is in so much demand that I had to buy a Large Print.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

12 Novels, 2 NonFic


The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert.  Something about secrets.

The Kill Switch by james Rollins and Grant Blackwood.  When I took a motorcycle riding class in 1996 they used the FINE-C acronym for pre-starting procedure.  Fuel, Ignition, Neutral, Engine Cut-Off, and Clutch.  I always used FINK-C for Kill Switch.

Sniper's Honor by Stephen Hunter.  Another sniper book.

The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston.  Something about an artificial intelligence program escaping onto the web.

The Son by Jo Nesbo.  Guy in prison story.  Written by a Norwegian from Norway.

Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.  Girl becomes pal with ultra-rich classmate and finds the violence keeping the family on top.

Child of Mine by Davdi and Beverly Lewis.  Another Amish novel.


No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state by Glenn Greenwald.  That's Glenn with two Ns.  Document excerpts but no photos. Greenwald lives in Brazil, I wonder if he has bought tickets for the World Cup or the Olympics.

Fighting Shadows in Vietnam by Michael P. Moynihan, Jr.  I keep buying these Vietnam memoirs from McFarland Publishing because they sound real interesting.  I'm not sure how well they checkout.  We added Killer Kane a couple weeks ago and no one has taken it home.  No photographs in this one.

Large Print

Live to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen.

Field of Prey by John Sandford.

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy.

Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

254.7 Hours of Talkey Talk Talk

AudioBooks on CD

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy.  10 CDs at 12 hours.

Death of a Dentist by M.C. Beaton.  6CDs at 6.5 hours.

Trouble in Mind by jeffery Deaver.  14 CDs at 17 hours.

Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.  26 CDs at 32.5 hours.

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.  39 CDs at 47.5 hours.

6 Ranier Drive by Debbie Macomber.  10 CDs at 11.7 hours.

Grain Brain by David Perlmutter.  8 CDs at 9 hours.

I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark.  7 CDs at 7.5 hours.

Field of Prey by John Sandford.  9 CDs at 11.5  hours.

Random Acts of Kindness by Lisa Verge Higgins.  8 CDs at 10 hours.

Games Creatures Play edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner.  12 CDs at 14 hours.

Always Watching by Chevy Stevens.  10 CDs at 12.2 hours.

Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind from Rolling Thunder Bard on Vimeo.

First Sight by Danielle Steel.  11 CDs at 13 hours.

Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore.  9 CDs at 10.5 hours.

And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass. 13 CDs at 16.5 hours.

Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods.  6 CDs at 7.5 hours.

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead. 8 CDs at 10 hours.

Everybody's Got Something by Robin Roberts.  7 CDs at 7.5 hours.

Bonus Talk

Monday, May 19, 2014

The ABCs of Zappa's Bastards


Bastards starring Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni.  "A jagged, daringly fragmented film noir inspired by recent French sex ring scandals."

Bucksville starring Tom Berenger.  Kid wants to quit his father's militia.

Frank Zappa's 200 Motels starring The Mothers of Invention, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon.  Zappa weirdness. Oh, sorry. Zappa newly restored weirdness

UFC: best of 2013: year in review featuring Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, others.  Lots of punching.  And kicking.  And kneeing.  Elbowing? I guess so, I'm not sure of the rules.

The ABCs of Death starring [many people].  26 directors assigned letter of the alphabet and tells a tale of terror.  There is a dog picture on the back of the DVD case so maybe one director tells a tail of terror.

Prince Killian and the Holy Grail starring [Spaniards].  Crusader in Palestine is told to retrieve the Holy Grail.  You know it's dramatic because of the music and choir playing during the trailer.