Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What to Read 52: FATALE by Jean-Patrick Manchette

What to Read 52

Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette. Reprint of the 1977 French crime novel. I first heard about this novel through the Unshelved comic strip's regular Friday recommendation. Only 91 pages. A French woman travels from town to town finding work as an assassin.

Last Post of the Year. Maybe.

Large Print

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan. filled with dog hair.

Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline. You think Scottoline ever thought about changing her name by dropping the "o"? Scottline sounds kinda exciting, doesn't it? "Looks like trouble, Bob. We better call the Scottline." or "The dam's burst! We'll all drown unless Scottline gets here in time!"

Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.  You know who likes Alafair Burke's novels? J.D. Rhoades.  I suppose James Lee Burke likes her books too. Except he is Alafair's father so you could presume some bias.

Christmas in Cowboy Country by Janet Dailey. Did you know James Lee Burke taught at Wichita State for a while? I once applied for a job at WSU.

The One: book three in the Selection series by Keira Cass. The WSU job was in cataloging. I dodged a bullet there, let me tell you. Being a librarian is being the a punchline to jokes about wussies, wimps and milquetoasts. Being a cataloger is the punchline to librarian jokes about weirdos.

Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light All Is Bright by Katherine Spencer. What a lame corporate title.

Commons Park Ice Skating Rink.

It is almost ready.

Two Movies and an Attack of the Hives


The Amazing Spider-man 2 starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone.  I'm a little late on ordering this one. I cannot keep all these superhero movies straight anyway. I think this one has a pig in it.

Where We Are by One Direction. Live concert from San Siro Stadium. San Siro? Where the heck is that? I'll check...oh, it's in Milan, Italy. I figured South America somewhere.

Musical Interlude

The Hives were touring in South America.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Music, music, music. Book, book.

Music is recorded in a studio and electronically transmitted to a factory that manufactures thin plastic discs on which the digital music is physically embedded.

Four by One Direction.  Five English guys sing songs so skirts swoon. (I admit that is some poor alliteration.)

Now That's What I Call Music 52! by [various and sundry].  Singers sing and rapper rap. I'll go home and take a nap.

The Big Revival by Kenny Chesney. Singer continues to pretend to sing country western music.


The Submission by Amy Waldman. Dang this donation is from 2011. I thought it was newer.


Fishing for Buffalo: a guide to the pursuit and cuisine of Carp, Suckers, Eelpout, Gar, and other rough fish by Rob Buffler and Tom Dickson.  Eelpout? What the heck is an eelpout?