Tuesday, August 09, 2016



Survivors Will Be Shot Again by Bill Crider. Sheriff Dan Rhodes deals with more murder and more morons. I assume Sleepy Benton will play more music and interfere in an investigation.  Great stuff.

Crider has been under the weather recently. Stop by his blog and give him your best. billcrider.blogspot.com.


The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller. I like this cover. Ploy Siripant did the jacket design. Let's look her up... She has done a lot of nice covers.  http://ploy-siripant.format.com/

Insidious by Catherine Coulter. Hey, someone just placed a hold on this book.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. A bildungsroman with teenage girls. I think.Woodson lives in Brooklyn.  I know a guy here in town who use AirBnB to rent a house in Brooklyn for a week when his family went on vacation there. He was very happy with it. There were at least five people who went - probably more with in-laws coming along - and they had plenty of room and did not have to eat out all the time.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Three Novels and Local Color


Belgravia by Julian Fellows. This title reminds me of a Dashiell Hammett story where the Continental Op goes to a fictional Balkan country. Let's check the dust cover... Nope. It's about the aristocracy having a ball in Brussels the night before the Battle of Waterloo and, then, what happens 25 years later.

Watching Edie by Camilla Way. The title makes me think of stalking. Let's check the dust cover... Maybe? The plot description is kinda vague.

Underground Airlines by Ben H.Winters. This makes me think of those CIA rendition flights. Let's check the dust cover... Nope. Modern day story but with no American Civil War. That means four slaves still have slavery and a black man works as a bounty hunter for slave owners.

Local Color

Sandy Beach
I took my children to Sandy Beach yesterday afternoon. Boy #1 got bored and biked home. Boy #2 swam, jumped, and covered himself in sand for 3 hours.

Cars and Coffee
Cars and Coffee is the first Sunday of every month in downtown Lake Mills. Yesterday's event had a lot of cars and people. I did not get any pictures of the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Corvettes, etc. I did take a couple photographs of someone's Packer themed pick-up truck.This is not the only Packer themed vehicle I have seen around town. Or the state.

My wife took a photo of Boy #1 and I looking at a an old Corvette.

She also took of Photo of Boy #2 in his standard pose next to a very angular Lamborghini.