Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Eleven Novels


Giving Up The Ghost by Mac McCoy. Mystery paperback with a widow who can talk to dead victims and solve murders. I bought this because we don't get many paperback only books. I also bought this because the author is from KS.

Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian. Don't we have this already? Let me check ... Nope, this is our only copy. Orhan's grandfather dies and leaves the rug business to a woman in far away Los Angeles.

15th Affair by James Patterson Literary Industries, Amalgamated and Maxine Paetro. Paetro works a lot of Patterson. This series is popular.

Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo.  Russo has a follow up to his novel Nobody's Fool. I watched the film version of Nobody's Fool and didn't see what the big deal was. The main character was not a lovable rascal, he was a deadbeat who left his family.

Unwound by Lorelei James.  Romance novel by Lori Armstrong under her romance pen name. Oh, wait. Maybe Armstrong was the pen name. Let me check ... I was correct. Armstrong is her real name.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.  Widower travels the world to find out his wife's life before they met and married. Maybe she was a spy. Or an assassin. Or a bank robber. That is what happens in most of the books I read.

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman. Guess who hasn't read a Lippman book yet? [points at self] This guy. Megan Abbott speaks very highly of Lippman. I pay attention to Abbott's opinion.

The Girl From Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux. I like the cover. I don't like most romance-y covers.

Redemption Road by John Hart.  I like this cover as well. Hart won two Edgar Awards in a row. Wow. That is impressive.

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman.  Backman is Swedish. His author bio says his novels have been sold in twenty-five languages and that he lives with his wife and two children. I misread that as "He lives with his wife and 25 children."

The Apartment by Danielle Steel. I still want to stick and "e" on the end of Steel.

Your New Ear Worm

Computer Magic Decodes Digital Information Into Sound Waves

The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey. English Woman sings songs of economic inequity.

Harvey does not have tour dates for Wisconsin or New Zealand.

Monday, May 02, 2016

More Harris Vampires


Night Shift by Charlaine Harris. A surge in suicides in super small Midnight, TX (24 buildings, one is abandoned) gets vampire Lemuel investigating. Harris has her author photo taking the complete back cover. That makes sense, she's sold tons of books.


Jane Got A Gun starring Padme Amidala and Obi Wan-Kenobi. Padme is living on the western plains with her family. Her husband comes home riddled with bullets, courtesy Obi Wan. More trouble ensues.

Krampus starring Toni Collette. Scary things happen.

Audiobook on CD

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson. 14 hours at 11 CDs.  Bryson goes around England and tells you what happened.