Friday, February 27, 2015

J.D. Rhoades Will Be Happy


Devil's Dust by J.D. Rhoades. When Rhoades isn't posting on Facebook he is lawyering. When he's not lawyering he's writing novels. When he's writing novels he's writing this from page 215, "If I go in there,' Keller said, 'What Are you going to do?"

Easy Death by Daniel Boyd. I read this book and enjoyed it. Bill Crider read it too.  Armed robbers in 1951 Ohio battle a blizzard.

Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King. Dreaming of spies, or spies who are dreaming?  Let's see what page 57 has to say about it, His search left Holmes, as one might expect, unconvinced. Well, that clears up nothing.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. A popular book group book. So, I bought a copy.

The Walking Dead, Volume 22: a new beginning by Robert Kirkman.  I have not watched the show past the first few episodes of season two.

You Could Be Home By Now by Tracy Manaster.  I think this is about a miscarriage. The dustcover is unclear.  Page 191 says, It should have been.


What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. and John Holdren. Replacing an older edition. This yellow cover will not age well.

The Homeschooling Handbook by Lorilee Lippincott. Another replacement of an old edition.

No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.  I think I ordered this off an online recommendation. Or not.

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. An older book but Ramsey's advice is popular.

Body Sculpting Bible for Women: workout journal by James Villepigue and Hugo Rivera. This series has been going for over a decade and is still popular. The women's versions check out more than the men's so I bought this one.I should have skipped buying this since it is designed as a journal for a single user to record their progress. Over half the pages are blank forms.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Oops, Missed One


If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie.  I feel bad about missing this book in my last post. I go on record with my deepest apologies to Mr. Christie. It is well know that he is not only a great author but a great man.

  • It's no surprise that Mr. Christie is often referred to as "the greatest living writer in that house over there."  
  • Mr. Christie's touch has been documented as a possible cure for Poison Oak.
  • A casual glance by Mr. Christie can turn a sad dog happy.
  • Mr. Christie climbed Mount Everest without oxygen and while wearing shorts.
  • The first time Mr Christie took a airplane ride the pilot was incapacitated by illness and Mr. Christie was asked to land the plane. Mr. Christie did so using only his left hand.
  • When the local tow truck was unavailable Mr. Christie's neighbor called on Mr. Christie for help. Mr. Christie arrived riding an incumbent bicycle, hooked the bike to his neighbor's broken down F450, and towed the truck 5.5 miles into town. 
Oops. Large Print? Where did this come from?

The Sixteenth of June by Maya Lang. Well.  I guess Ms. Lang is a nice lady.

More Marine Music

A Laser Can Decode The Digital Information On These Thin Discs

Be Glad Then, America by The President's Own U.S. Marine Band. Marines play music and sing songs. The Band sends out free CDs. The CD performances are neat but does not include these dudes in a parking lot.

The Joshua Tree by U2. Donated disc definitely due to circ'. Irishman sings songs of rock'n'roll.

John Prine by John Prine. Singers sings songs of country. The Library Page wrote the title of this 1971 album as Atlantic. Is Atlantic Records still around? Let me check...yep, they publish that Ed Sheeran guy.

The Complete Blind Willie Johnson by Blind Willie Johnson.  Bluesman sings songs of sorrow. Two CDs and the booklet has a neat essay.

Noble Beast by Andrew Bird. Multi-instrumentalist plays music and sings songs. Another older album but it'll get used.