Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NonFic: Sex, Sassoon, Bikes, Gischler Clowns


The New Naked: the ultimate sex education for grown-ups by Harry Fisch, MD with Karen Moline. No pictures.  Page 243 says, "That's way above average, especially with seven kids"

Poisonous and Psychoactive Plants by Jim Meuninck.  Page 71 says, "This is a dangerous hallucinogen abused by unaware teenagers."

Working Class Foodie Cookbook: real food, for real people, real cheap by Rebecca Lando.  Page 1 says, "One morning, I stepped out of the apartment and saw that Union Square Park had become a tent city."

 Clown Fatale by Victor Gischler.  "Its big-top chaos as four down-on-thei-luck, sexy clowns get caught up in the deadly world of organized crime!"

Healthy Cooker: second edition by Judith Finlayson.  Page 17 says, "Do not reheat food in the slow cooker."

Art and Architecture of Insects by David M. Phillips. Lots of great photos.  Page 62 says, "The sharp-pointed, pincer-like jaws of this larval neuropteran are designed to pierce the cuticle of small insects and mites and hold them firmly."

Roadside Road Bike Maintenance Manual by Guy Andrews.  Lots of color photos.  Page 52 says, "On Shimano and SRAM levers, you'll be able to see the white plastic cable-carrier."

Roadside Mountain Bike Maintenance Manual by Mike Davis and Guy Andrews.  Page 25 says, "They need to have grease on them and be evenly tightened."

Mastering Online Genealogy: 3rd edition by W. Daniel Quillen.  "Once there, go to the same hit."

Overcoming High Blood Pressure: the complete complementary health program by Dr. Sarah Brewer.  Page 72 says, "The same is true of yams."

Siegfried Sasson: soldier, poet, lover, friend: a life in one volume by Jean Moorcroft Wilson.  Page 157 says, "Just as he had been determined to win steeplechases before the War, he now wanted a medal to prove himself the equal of his contemporaries."

WIndows 8.1 Bible: the comprehensive tutorial resource by Wiley.  Page 861 says, "Homegroups are a feature introduced in Windows 7 and carried over to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 that simplify setting up a home network and sharing resrouces on the network."

The White House: its historic furnishings and first families by Betty C. Monkman.  Page 111 says, "Mary Todd Lincold selectred this "quite costly and exceedingly beautiful" rosewood table for a White House guest room in 1861."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Neat-O Book-O


Remains of Innocence by J.A. Jance.  Joanna Brady mystery-o.

A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel.  Does Steel write these anymore?  I wonder if she can cranks'em out or if she hires ghost writers.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.  Author of The Husband's Secret writes another novel.  Author of The Husband's Secret has a tiny author photo.  Author of The Husband's Secretlives in Australian with Australians.

West Fork by Tom McKay.  I have no idea what this is.  Marilyn must have selected it.  Let's take a look...Guy takes teaching job in rural town and town grows up.

Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette.  Reprint of a French crime novel.  Recommended by Bill Crider and Unshelved.

Fast Track by Julie Garwood.  Flyleaf says Garwood "lives near Kansas City."  Which side?  Kansas or Missouri? 

The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand.  Page 225 says, "This was the address Riley had given her, but it was nothing."

Monday, July 28, 2014

Greece and London WITH BIG LETTERS


Kraken Project by Douglas Preston.  This alwasy reminds me of that rum that is sold under the Kraken name.  I don't drink rum but I'm reminded anyway.

Heart of Gold by Beverly Jenkins. 

Boy, Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi.

Apart At the Seams by Marie Bostwick.

Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller.

Two Sisters by Mary Hogan.

City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn.

Gemini by Carol Cassella.

Sniper's Honor Stephen Hunter.

Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson.


Top 10 London by Roger Williams.  Page 154 says, "With its 10 curved gates rising like shark fins from the river, this piece of engineering is an impressive sight."

Top 10 Athens by Carol Davenport and Jane Foster.  Page 44 says, "The continue to astonish and inspire."

Family Guide London:where to play, what to see, where to stay edited by Michelle Crane.  Page 203 says, "The brave porkers made a run for it, crossing a river and hiding out in some woods."

Lonely Planet Greek Islands edited by Korina Miller, et al.  Page 503 says,"See if you can spot the kofinidia (two small rock protrusions): the sex organs of Uranus that Cronos tossed into the sea foam."

Lonely Planet Austria edited by Anthony Haywood.  Page 410 says, "Hitler, Adolf 88, 170, 357-9, 369, 370."