Thursday, February 12, 2015

Big Fiction Pile,One Paperback, Musical Interlude


By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates.  Woman visits the Outer Banks, lands a librarian job, solves a theft and murder.


My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh.  M.O.? Moe?

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman. "Short fictions and disturbances" says the cover.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Hannah has written 22 novels. That is a lot of books. Do you think she has boxes of leftovers stashed in her basement. Some writers get extra copies for free, some have to buy their own.

Motive by Jonathan Kellerman.  Big, bright colors on this cover. I think this guy did the cover.

Crash and Burn by Lisa Gardner.  Gardner does two books a year and her author photo has some back lighting making it look kinda dramatic.  Philbrick Photography did the author photo.  A photo of Gardner is included in the photographer's sample work on his webpage.

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.  The cover has a picture of a spool of blue thread.

Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb. Page 268 says Center murder.

Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger. Unger writes a lot of books. I have not yet read one. Unger lives in Florida.

Death of a Liar by M.C. Beaton.  Page 30 says, "At police headquarters in Strathbane, Jimmy ordered all the material from Liz's cottage to be brought to them in an interview room, because, as he said, if they had it all out in the detectives' room, Blair would shove his face in."

Musical Interlude

This Finn Brothers song came up on shuffle. I had not heard it in a while.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Knickerbocker Secrets


The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn. Sir Richard has a month to find a wife.


The Knickerbocker is in it's fifth year, or so. There is a trivia contest, snow golf, ice skating, ice cream eating and snowman making contests, candlelight snowshoeing, and more. Here is a portion of Saturday's events.

Starred Up Driver is a Coffee Slave


The Retrieval starring [actors I never heard of]. A 13-year-old slave boy works for bounty hunters who look for fugitive slaves in 1864. The boy is told to gain the fugitives' trust and lead them to the bounty hunters.

Big Driver starring Maria Bello and Joan Jett.  Joan Jett?! Cool.

Starred Up starring Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn.  Violent teen convict ends up in same prison as his father.

Coffee Town starring Glen Howerton, Josh Broban. Dead beat who hangs out at coffee shop all day tries to stop the store from being sold.