Friday, August 21, 2015

76 Hours of Made-Up Stories

Audiobooks on CD

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs. 10 hours on 8CDs.  Temperance Brennan spends more time in a lab and catches more killers.

Armada by Ernest Cline. 12 hours by 10CDs. More nostalgia. I guess.

Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters. 10 hours on 8CDs. Read by two people. I suppose that is because the story is told by two people.

Avenue of Spies by Alex Kershaw.  7 hours on 6CDs. I always think of Kershaw Knives when I see that guy's name. I've never bought a Kershaw knife, they seem OK. I suppose it all depends on the model and the steel quality.

Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren Willig. 13.5 hours on 11CDs. I listened to Moonstone a few months ago. Yeah, that is a different story. This has romance and espionage in 1807 Portugal. 

Dexter is Dead by Jeff LIndsay. 12 hours on 10CDs. I have not read or heard any of these novels in a while. I should start up again, I always enjoyed the novels.

The Promise of Home by Amy Rubinate. 11.5 hours on 9CDs. Lives in small town Vermont intermingle, intercept and interlace.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Four Standbys and One New One.


Moonshadows by Julie Weston. The cover looks like a Western It is a Mystery. In the West.

Stone Mattress: nine wicked tales by Margaret Atwood. "Nine unforgettable tales that reveal the grotesque, delightfully wicked facets of humanity."

Murderer's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman. Psychlogist with a traumatic past and a secret life.

I'm Going to Touchtype the Next Two Entries. 

With no corrections (except for italics).

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. Novel about MOntana, I bet.  Biy sent from Montana to Manitowoc when grtandmother has surgery. He comes back and brings his great auncle along.

Friction by Sandra Brown. Cover has a guy with a lever action rigle sillhouted. Dustcover says, TX Ranger is tryuing to get child custor, courtroom is attacked, Ranger helps, things happen.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fiction N-Z


Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich. What's left after a political speech. Panowich's first novel.  Crime novel with family drama, set in North Georgia. Unlike Panowich himself who is set in East Georgia.

Alert by James Patterson Amalgamated Text Supplies and Michael Ledwidge. Intimidated... scare... on edge... responsibility... wreaking havoc... shocking murder... biggest threat of all.

Among the Ten Thousand by Julia Pierpont.  Pierpont lives in New York and has a blurb by Megan Abbott. That's pretty cool, I consider Abbott to be a Big Deal.  Teen and pre-teen kids get package of printed emails detailing their father's secret life.  I kinda wish I had a secret life.

Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash.  Short stories set in Appalachia. Let's get back on topic, let's talk about me. My family was at the Land's End warehouse sale over the weekend and I tried on a pseudo-trenchcoat.

Invasion of Privacy by Christopher Reich.  I told my kids I was a spy in East Berlin during the '80s.

Who Let the Dog Out? by David Rosenfelt. I told them I wore a was recruited as a teenager because the CIA needed people who would not arouse suspicion.

Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese. I was captured by the Stasi but was almost immediately traded for another spy held in West Germany.

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner. My cover was blown, of course, and I had to quit undercover work.

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward. I then told them I also worked in Paris as an undercover cop, pretending to be a drug buyer.

Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren Willig. I can't remember if I came up with a reason for why that job didn't work out.


West Side Story starring [You know who]. You know the story.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Fiction A-M


We Never Asked For Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. That is two long name to type. She should change her name to M. M is easy to type.

House of Echoes by Brenda Duffy. I was watching a mid '80's Airplane rip-off last night entitled Call Me Sarge. Julia Duffy was in the film.  Dang, Julia Duffy is 64-years-old. I guess Newhart was quite a while ago.

Devil's Bridge by Linda Fairstein. Fairstein has a lot of loyal readers. Not me, though, I have not yet read one. Fairstein has a nice author photo and the selected image was taken at 4:20PM according to Fairstein's wristwatch.

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth. The cover has a lot of purple.  Forsyth is Australian. Did you know they write everything upside down in Australia?

Evergreen Falls by Kimberly Freeman. Hey, another Australian book. Freeman lives in Brisbane.

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff. You know who isn't Australian? That's right, Lisa Graff. She lives by Philadelphia.

Fool Me Once by Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco. Hockensmith authors the excellent Holmes on the Range detective series. I don't know anything about Falco, let's see...nothing much online. Maybe she uses a pen name.

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.  Hoffman? I cannot recall her famous titles. Let's check that...Fortune's Daughter did well, I think. So did Dovekeepers.

Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber.  I've seen a cover like this before. Handing lanterns with tea candles and photoshopped fireflies all over the place. What cover was that? Oh, it was the last Macomber, Last One Home.

Losing Me by Sue Margolis.  Novel about a woman about to turn 60.

Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon. I like the cover.  The cover has a gothic look, like an early '70s novel. McMahon lives in Vermont. I drove through Vermont once. Or, was that New Hampshire? Is there a difference?

Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell. This cover also has a 1970s throwback style but with lots of green. Mitchell's author photo is black and white.  She lives in Georgia. Her acknowledgements thank the University of West Georgia's English Department. Acknowledgements is very difficult for me to spell.

Be still, my beating heart, Crider has arrived

Sheriff Dan Rhodes

Between the Living and the Dead by Bill Crider.


Beautiful Paper Cutting: 30 creative projects for cards, gifts, decor, and jewelry by Lark Crafts (publisher name, not someone called 'Lark'). Page 75 says, "10. Close the box." Crider content unknown.

A History of Heists: bank robbery in America by Jerry Clark.  The influence on American culture, the thieves, and the investigators. Reminds me of two guys who robbed banks across the central plains and northwest in the 1990s or 2000s. One guy was caught, if I remember correctly, when he was in his suburban backyard testing a homemade silencer. Crider content unknown.

Browsings: a year of reading, collecting, and living with books by Michael Dirda.  50 essays about reading. Crider content unknown.

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