Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Movie, Some Books


The Young Messiah starring Sean Freaking Bean. Sean Freaking Bean is in this, so you'll watch it anyway.


Give Us the Ballot: the modern struggle for voting by Ari Berman. The Voting Rights Act and what followed.

1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs - the election that changed the country by James Chace. I guess the subtitle tells you enough about the topic.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Large Print

Large Print

A Bunch of Discs and Larry Watson

Recorded Sounds Are Played Back Through Electronic Gagdets

Love You To The Death by Tegan and Sara. Canadian women sing songs of love.

Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande. American woman sings songs of love. And danger.

I Still Do by Eric Clapton. English guitarist sings songs.

Now That's What I Call Music 58 by [various], [Various] sing songs of [various].

Ash and Ice by The Kills. English duo sing my recent earworm.


When Calls the Heart: heart of a hero starring [actors]. I'm not sure what this is about. The cover says, "Canadian Mountie gets married and bearded man argues with bowler hat wearing man."


As Good As Gone by Larry Watson.

The Course of Love by Alain De Botton. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

More Charlie Stella


Tommy Red by Charlie Stella. Mob hit man gets into a snafu.  This novel is only 165 pages long. Since this is a Stella novel you can bet it's 165 pages of greatness.

The Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones. Young woman flees Cleveland family trouble and works as commercial fisherman in Alaska.

The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Science fiction.

The Girls by Emma Cline. Young woman in Northern California is drawn to an exciting and free group of people. She doesn't realize she is getting involved with a cult.

Brighton by Michael Harvey.  Guy goes to hometown to help a friend who 27-years-ago took the blame for a crime.

Barkskins by Annie Proulx. Two indentured servants go to Canada and work as woodcutters and Proulx follows their descendants over 300 years.


American Law 101: an easy primer on the U.S. legal system by Jasper Kim. #1, have lots of money.

Bills, Quills, and Stills: an annotated, illustrated, and illuminated history of the Bill of Rights by Robert J. McWhirter.  Neat stuff.

Fairy Tale baking: more than 50 enchanting cakes, bakes, and decorations by Ramla Khna. Lots of pretty pictures.