Thursday, June 23, 2016



The Mandibles: a family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver. Family in the future lives through an economic collapse and depression.

We Were Never Here by Jennifer Gilmore. 16-year-old girl is in the hospitable when teenage boy visits as volunteer.

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. Older daughter runs the house for her scientist father and uppity younger sister. Scientist father tries to convince her to marry his lab assistant to prevent the assistant's deportation.

The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. Goldberg has a new novel? Gee, I'd never have guessed from his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Musical Musics

Composers Compose, Singers Sing, Musicians Play, Engineers Record and Magic Computer Discs Deliver the Sound

A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead. Englishmen sing songs of being hip and being mistaken for Robert Carlyle.

Last Year Was Complicated by Nick Jonas. Amerinan singer sings songs of pop and keeping short hair. I was listening to this and enjoyed the songs.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Two Flicks


The Driftless Area starring Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel.Guy meets mysterious woman and things happen. I just read the 2006 novel this is based off and I enjoyed the book quite a bit.

When Calls the Heart starring Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, others. Some sort of romance-y thing with a Canadian Mountie and women with nice hair. Several films based off Janette Oke stories. Oke was hugely popular at the public library I worked at in KS 20 years ago. I'm not sure if Canadians were hugely popular. Or Mounties.