Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Extrreme Secrets Hide Fast at the 42nd Street Library


Banshee: the complete 3rd season starring Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Frankie Faison. I watched the first season of this on Amazon Prime. It's a fun show. An ex-con assumes the identity of a newly hired Sheriff in Pennsylvania. Never mind how no one ever met the real guy, or that Sheriffs are elected, or how so many people keep getting killed. It's still fun.


Murder at the 42nd Street Library by Con Lehane. Here is everyone's first question, "Is this guy related to Dennis Lehane?"  Heck if I know. This is his fourth crime novel. NYPL Librarian solves a crime at the central library with scholars and writers as suspects.

Extreme Prey by John Sandford.  Someone gets killed.

City of Secrets by Stewart O'Nan. This is O'Nan's 17th novel. O'Nan's author photo is small and black-and-white.

Fast and Loose by Fern Michaels. The space bar on my key board has something stuck under it. Words keep running together asItype.

Hide Away by Iris Johansen. Same author as her last novel. I really like the cover art. Woman is striking a determiend hands-on-hips pose on a boulder at the water's edge of a fjord. Some guy is stanind up in a canoe and paddling over. Standing in a canoe? What the heck?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Here Is A DVD


The Lady In The Van starring Prof. McGonagall, Alex Jennings. Older woman parks her van in a man's driveway and she stays there for 15 years. Here is the German trailer. German is not available on the DVD but you can listen to the French, Portuguese and Thai versions.

Monday, April 25, 2016

47 Discs with Musical Interludes


Skyfall starring James Bond. I shouldn't list this one. The DVD needed a replacement case and it was on our processing cart. But, I've typed this far so I might as well add a video clip.

Audiobooks on CD

Dictator by Robert Harris. 14 hours on 11 CDs.  Cicero is exiled from Rome and his family but returns to Rome and prominence.

Deep Blue by Randy Wayne White. 8.5 hours on 7 CDs. Secret spy living in South Florida is threatened by ISIS.

The Wolves by Alex Berenson. 11.5 hours on 9 CDs. This novel and Deep Blue (above) have the same narrator, George Guidall. CIA guy looks for revenge on billionaire who tried to start a war with Iran.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. 1 hours on 9 CDs. Didn't we have this already? Guess not.

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase. 12 hours on 10 CDs.  English woman want sto marry at old family estate. Family history concerns her.

Wisconsin Author Plus Four More People


The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton. I read a review of this novel this morning in the New York Times Book Review. Apple farmers and family dynamics. Hamilton's author photo does not show a wrist watch.


'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick. That title just sounds like a romance, doesn't it?  A woman match maker in Victorian England is getting odd threats and asks a crime novelist for help. The male novelist is skeptical. No wrist watch on Quick's author photo. Is quick her real name? I cannot keep all her real name and pen names separate.

The Last Mile by David Baldacci. No wrist watch for Baldacci's photo. His arms are not even showing.

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. Curtis is a female. The only other Curtis I know is a 10-year-old who gets in trouble at Cub Scout Pack meetings because he and another child named Ian are mischievous. Ms. Sittenfeld's author photo is also missing a wrist watch.  This is  'brilliant and playful' retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

Maestra by L.S. Hilton.  Nope, no wrist watch  for her photo. Woman turns femme fatale to climbup the ranks of London society.