Thursday, June 19, 2014

Seventeen with KoKo Kieran


Koko Takes a Holiday by Kieran Shea. SciFi with guns.  Former mercenary runs a island holiday resort and a former colleague sends assassins after her.  No author photo.

Red Room by Ridley Pearson.  Espionage in Constantinople, Turkey with private security guy.  Wait.  Istanbul, I meant Istanbul. Small black and white photo of author.

Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry.  Some stuff about President Lincoln, modern day Utah and some secret.  Color author photo across the whole back cover with Berry leaning on a pillar.

Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon.  Part of her Outlander series in 1778 during the Revolutionary War.  Color photo on back with Gabaldon in the snow.

One and Only by Emily Giffin.  Didn't Giffin just have another book come out? Nope, last one was 2012.  Why is her name so familiar.  Oh, well.  Her author photo covers the back and I like her photographer's work.  The photo has nice color and her face is in focus but her hands and shoulders seem to be just slightly out of focus drawing your eye to her face.

The Dog Year by Ann Garvin.   Tightly wound surgeon has to go into twelve step program.  Garvin teaches at UW-Whitewater and has a black and white author photo.  But, who cares about the author photo when there is a dog nose on the cover.  Woof!

One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern.  Woman researches a list of names left behind by her dead friend.  Ahern has a fancy author photo but it's a real tiny one.

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio. Fictionalization of the writing of Goonight, Moon.

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson.  Social worker in Montana helps out feral kid with crazy, survivalist dad.  Author has Henderson in a pocket T looking unhappy.

What is Visible by Kimberly Elkins.Girl in 19th Century loses four sense to Scarlet Fever and becomes famous.  Elkins has a small color photo like Ahern does.

Smoke at Dawn by Jeff Shaara.  More Civil War.  This novel has some nice, heavy paper.  Shaara lives in Gettysburg.  Brett, the Library Director for Waupun Public Library, went with his re-enactor group to Gettysburg last year.

Hot Fudge Frame-Up by Christine DeSmet.  Cozy mystery set in Door County.  We conversed with DeSmet about her teaching a writing workshop here but she was unavailable.

The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.  Some sort of SciFi with Yellowstone erupting.

The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett.  Boy Charlie not a girl Charlie.

Large Print

Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler.

Resistant by Michael Palmer.

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Nine Garfields and Two Marvels and No Gischler


Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack, Volume 5 by Jim Davis.  Includes Food for Thought, Swallows His Pride, Worldwide.

Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack, Volume 2 by Jim Davis. Includes Weighs In, Takes the Cake, Eats His Heart Out.

Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack, Volume 14 by Jim Davis. Includes Survival of the Fattest, Older and Wider, Pigs Out.

Marvel Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded edited by Alastair Dougall.  2014 update.  We bought two copies, one for children and one for adults.  No mention of Victor Gischler in the index.

Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit: a step-by-step legal guide, 3rd edition by Peri Pakroo, JD.  Replacing an old copy.  No mention of Victor Gischler in this one either.

Audiobooks on CD

Bill Cosby ...Far From Finished by Bill Cosby.  This is actually a comedy album, not an audiobook.  But, I put comedy albums in the audiobook section.  I doubt Victor Gischler is mentioned.

Obsessed by Jim Gaffigan.  Another comedy album.

White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.  11 CDs at 13 hours.  Some sort of mystery or thriller.


Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg.  Shoot-em-up in Afghanistan.

Robocop starring Shoot-em-up in Detroit.

Jack Irish: set 1 starring Guy Pearce.  Noir-em-up in Australia.

Veronica Mars starring Kristen Bell.  Noir-em-up in Neptune.

Loves Her Gun starring Trieste Kelly Dunn.  Shoot-em-up in Austin.

The Hobbit: desolation of Smaug starring Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves.  Sword-em-up in Middle Earth.  Still no Victor Gischler.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Megan Abbott's New Book, Other Stuff, Smiths Obsession


The Fever by Megan Abbott.  A mysterious illness strikes the girls in a small town high school.  Panic happens when no one can diagnose the cause.  Another assuredly engrossing Abbott novel.

Wait a Minute

Did you say Panic?

Panic - The Smiths from Larry Darrell on Vimeo.


Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey. Muscular male model with long hair has blond
woman groping him on a rainy sailing ship as they hang the blessed DJ.

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner.  Roller coaster in the clouds of a provincial town.

The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings.  Nice illustration by Christopher Lin who slides down leaf lined streets.

That Night by Chevv Stevens.  Leaf in water.  Burn down the disco.

Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer.  Large fabric bags on the beach with flip flop shoes.  It says nothing to me about my life.

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman.  Womans legs from the shins down with fallen ice cream cone on pavement.  But, Honey Pie, you're not safe here.


Terminal City by Linda Fairstein.  Elevated view of big stone building in some city.  So you run down to the safety of the town.

Prayer by Philip Kerr.  Wind vane with a dragon on top of the provincial towns you jog around.

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich.  But there's panic on the streets of Carlisle.