Friday, January 29, 2016

Three New Novels


NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp.  Is Karp a shortened name? Did it used to be one of those super-long Eastern European ones like Karpeniskikisynsasneikity?  I should check a reference book, but I won't.

The Plague of Thieves Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini. Do Muller and Pronzini work in separate rooms or share an office. I'm guessing they have separate offices because I would be quickly distracted if someone else was there as I tried typing.

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin. Benjamin wrote the popular book club book, The Aviator's Wife.  Benjamin lives in Chicago. In Chicago the city? Or, in the Chicago area?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New new new for You you you

Fiction With Amateur Critiques

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash. I don't like the paper, it is too bright.

Orphan by Gregg Hurwitz. I don't like the cover, it is too shiny.

After the Crash by Michael Bussi. I don't like the title, too long.

Once Shadows Fall by Robert Daniels. I don't like the back cover, too plain.

His Right Hand by Mette Ivie Harrison. I don't like the ISBN, too numbery.


Rosemary: the hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson.  I don't like the photos, not enough of them.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Book and Discs


Daughters of the Samurai: a journey from East to West and back by Janice P. Nimura. Here is an odd and true story. Five young Japanese girls were sent to the U.S. in 1871 to "learn Western ways". Ten years later they returned to Japan expected to change women's education. Nimura lives in New York City and has a black-and-white author photo.

Audiobooks on CD

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham. 11.5 hours on 9 CDs. What a silly title.

The Lady's Command by Stephanie Laurens. 9.5 hours on 9CDs.  Ship Captain marries an adventuress woman who joins him on African voyage.

6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber. 11.5 hours on 10 CDs. Replacement for a audiobook that was busticated.

Tricky Twent-Two by Janet Evanovich. 6 hours on 5CDs. Didn't we have this already? What do you mean you don't know?

Commander in Chief Tom Clancy. 20.5 hours at 17 CDs. Some sort of political intrigue and action.