Friday, March 18, 2016

Bimonthly Delivery from Patterson Amalgamated


Private Paris by James Patterson Amalgamated Writing Services and Mark Sullivan. 

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier. My typing is worse than usual this morning. The novel is about a frontier family in Ohio and California. Chevalier's author photo was taken with a white background.

The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon. Another Commissario Brunetti mystery set in Venice. Maps are printed inside the front covers. Maps are cool.

Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel. Romance. I always think Steel has an "E" on the end.

Two If By Sea by Jacqueline Mitchard. Mitchard used to live in Madison. If I remember correctly she moved to Massachusetts after an "investment manager" turned out to be a dirty thief. Mitchard is also a coffee fan. Novel's plot: U.S. vacationer in Brisbane loses his family in a tsunami but rescues as boy. Man takes Boy back to US.

Audiobook on CD

The Steel Kiss by Jefferey Deaver. 13 CDs at 14.5 hours.  Police detectives pursue killer.


Overdressed: the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline.  Page 203 says, After trying on everything at home, I decided to keep the shorts, and cast the rest back into the secondhand waste stream by donating them to a thrift store.

Double THRONES and Dounble SCHMIDT


Sisters starring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Her John Leguizamo is in this, that guy is a good actor.

Game of Thrones: complete fifth season starring horses and swords. I ordered two copies.

The Big Short starring [famous actors]. Something about money and white collar dirtbags? I'm not sure, I didn't read the book.

Tangerine starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor. Prostitute gets out of County jail and hears her boyfriend cheated on her. She goes looking for him across Los Angeles.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: season one starring Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski. Woman is rescued from underground bunker and explores the world. Krakowski is a comic genius.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

More Lansdale, Yet Again.


Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver. T. Jefferson Parker recently posted a photo of himself and Deaver at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Off The Grid by C.J. Box.  CJ Box was in the photo with Deaver and Parker.

Clawback by J.A. Jance. Jance was not in the photo with Deaver, Parker and Box. But, Jance still has a home in Tucson. I don't know if she attended the Festival. Maybe she decided to skip the crowds. Maybe she doesn't like the coffee there. Maybe she went in disguise so she wouldn't get hounded by fans.

Audiobooks on CD

Captains Outrageous by Joe R. Lansdale. 9 hours on 7CDs. Lansdale is booked to attend the Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee conference this autumn.

Savage Season by Joe R. Lansdale. 5 hours on 5CDs. That conference always conflicts with the Cub Scout Pancake Breakfast and I've missed most or all of the conference the past five years or so.

The Revenant by Michael Punke. 9 hours on 8 CDs. I read this book a couple years ago. I don't know if Punke is writing anything new, last I looked he was lawyering in Switzerland.

Paradise Sky by Joe R. Lansdale. 14 hours on 12 CDs. I'm hoping to finish clean-up at the Pancake Breakfast and drive over to Milwaukee. I think Victor Gischler is also scheduled to attend.

Who else will be there?

  • Well, Todd Robinson is supposed to be there, I read one of his novels.
  • Lisa Lutz came a couple years ago when I was able to attend the Friday evening session. Lutz is a great speaker.
  • Brad Parks. I read 2-3 of his New Jersey set novels featuring a newspaper reporter.
  • Timothy Hallinan is scheduled. Hallinan is kind of a Big Deal. I listened to a couple of his Junior Bender novels.
  • I assume Tasha Alexander and her husband will be there. I think they drive up from Chicago each year. I still have not read any the husband's books. I keep intending to read one.