Friday, January 16, 2015

16 1/4" of Audio Books

Audio Books on CD


1 7/8" On Combat: the psychology and physiology of deadly conflict in war and peace by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.  16 CDs at 18.5 hours.  Further discussion on the physical and psychological impact of death and killing.

1" The Splendid Things We Planned by Blake Bailey. 7 CDs at 8 hours.  Memoir of family and alcohol in Oklahoma.

1" Save the Date by Jen Doll. 7 CDs at 9 hours.Woman writes about attending weddings.

1" Total Recovery by Dr. Gary Kaplan, D.O.  7 CDs at 8.5 hours.  Chronic pain and treating it.

1" Oh My God by Louis C.K. 1 CD at 1.15 hours. Comedy album from HBO special.

1 1/8" When Corruption Was King: how I helped the mob rule Chicago,then brought the Outfit down by Robert Cooley and Hillel Levin.  9 CDs at 11 hours.  Cooley fixed court cases with bribes in the '70s and '80s.

1 1/8" War on the Waters: the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 by James M. PcPherson.  Gustie grad McPherson tells you about naval operations during the war.


1" Night in Shanghai by Nicole Mones.  8 CDs at 10 hours. African-American musician recruited to lead a jazz orchestra in 1938 Shanghai.  He goes from dirt poor to rich and famous.

1" Murder in Pigalle by Cara Black. 8 CDs at 9.5 hours.  Pregnant Parisian P.I. pursues purloined person in Pigalle.

1 3/16" The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison. 9 CDs at 11 hours.  Wife of church Bishop believes a parishioner's missing wife was killed by the parishioner.

1 3/16" The Brewer of Preston by Andrea Camilleri.  6 CDs at 6.5 hours.  In 1870 the residents of Vigata, Sicily are not happy about the new national Italian government. They resist the new government prefect by sabotaging his opera production.

1 3/16" By Winter's Light by Stephanie Laurens. 7 CDs at 8 hours.  Romance set in 1837.

1 3/16" Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks. 8 CDs at 9 hours. Romance with vampires.

Musical Interlude

This came up on shuffle.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Insatiable Girls In Paradise


Girls: the complete third season. I have not seen this show. I spoke to someone who said that if her daughter was living like this the mom would rather not know. That made me want to see the program.

Anti-Bullying Project by Jefferson County Wisconsin Connections.  It is the goal of the students that these videos will create an awareness of the serious epidemic of bullying and have an impact on their peers - both the individuals being targeted and the bully.


Body Snatchers Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini. Another historical mystery set in San Francisco with body snatchers stealing the corpses of a Chinese gangster and society millionaire.  I've read several comments Pronzini's novel The Crimes of Jordan Wise is great.

The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell.  Another novel with death, destruction, intrigue, love, swords, adventure and Vikings in Britain. I enjoy Cornwell's stories but have not read one in a while.

Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves.  Grieving homicide detective takes job in Maine and hopes to find her missing niece.

Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz.  Okay, is Krentz her real name? I thought Amanda Quick was her real name. Oh well, this book is about something to do with something.

Insatiable Appetite by Stuart Woods.  Every three months.


The Healthy Coconut Flour Cookbook by Erika Kerwien.  The front cover uses three different fonts.  Page 69 says, "1/4 teaspoon salt."

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern by Jera Brandvig.  Page 89 says, "Square up your blocks." This has an author photo. I cannot tell is Brandvig took the photo outside or if the photographer used a backdrop.

 Large Print

Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet.

Farewell to Cedar Key by Terri Dulong.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

More Music, More Music, More Music

Studio Recordings Are Transferred Into a Physical Medium

Take Me When You Go by Betty Who. Girl singer sings songs with a peppy beat.

Reclassified by Iggy Azalea. Australian sings songs on an album I should have bought a while ago.

No Fixed Address by Nickelback.  Canadians sing songs that many people will then complain about.

1989 by Taylor Swift. Swift singer sings songs and gets more good press by being the anti-jerk. I was mentioning to my wife that if I were invited to a Taylor Swift Pizza Party I would attend but would be incredibly out-of-place. I wonder if she had beer. Or, would I have to bring a party gift of beer?

Mean Love by Sinkane.  Young guy sings songs that NPR enjoys. I heard this tune on BBC 6 Music and like it. Did Sinkane attend Swift's pizza party? Sinkane strikes me as a pepperoni pizza person.

Live at Wembley Arena by ABBA. Swedish singers sing songs of Swedish life and love. Recommended by Bill Crider. Lutefisk pizza?

My Favourite Fantasy by Damien Rice. Irish singer sings songs that are popular in Lake Mills.

I'm Skipping the Large Print

Large Print

I looked at the shelf full of new large print and sighed. I am not dealing with that today.


Die Again by Tess Gerritsen.  Yeah, I thought Gerritsen was a doctor, and that's what the book bio says.  I did not know Gerritsen has a white scarf, but that's what the author photo shows.


Assassination Option by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV.  A Clandestine Operations Novel. Spies in post-war Europe.

The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison. I like the cover. Mette Ivie? That sounds like English names, lets's check...Nope! She lives in Utah. I'll just pretend she moved here from Suffolk, or Midlands, or some other English placename.  The novel is about a woman who goes against her family and church when she suspects a parishioner of murdering his missing wife. Here is the dude who did the cover, James Iacobelli.

Hush by Karen Robards. When you're Big Time Author Karen Robards you can title your novel with whatever generic word you like.  Which does not explain her small author photo on the back of the book. You'd think the publisher would throw a color photo across the entire back cover. 


How to Write A Winning Scholarship Essay by Gen and Kelly Tanabe.  I'm not sure if the Tanabes are spouses, siblings, cousins, or what. The author photo is so tiny that I cannot even tell if they are close in age. Page 164 says, "You are not the center of the universe." Well, it is obvious the Tanabes never read this blog.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Floyd Family Machine Time

Music and Singing Sounds Distributed on Plastic Wafers

The Endless River by Pink Floyd.  British guys sing songs of psychedelia.

Rock and Roll Time by Jerry Lee Lewis.  Pianist sings songs of rock and roll.

Family by Thompson Family. Family members get together and sing songs of folkyness.

Man Against Machine by Garth Brooks. Country singer sings songs of chin beards.

It Had to be You: the great American songbook by Rod Stewart. Rock singer's 2002 album to cash in on old tunes.