Friday, September 09, 2016

More Fiction


The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan. Teen genius is giving an important recital. Teen genius also served three years for "incident that left three classmates dead". Macmillan lives in Bristol, UK. Is that on the water? I'll check... yeah, sort of. Bristol is set back from the water a bit.

Revenge in a Cold River by Anne Perry. William Monk solves more crimes in Victorian London.

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer. Supposedly this is "a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy."  Foer lives in Brooklyn. I have no desire to visit New York City. Sure, I'd accept a free trip but there are many other places I would choose to go to over NYC. I'd like to check out Northern Michigan and that is only a few hours away by car.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.  In 1922 a Count is sent into house arrest at a Moscow hotel by Bolsheviks. Towles lives in Manhattan and has a beard.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

More Books

The Usual

Revenge in a Cold River by Anne Perry.

Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb.

Downfall by J.A. Jance.

Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger.

Closed Casket: a new Hercule Poirot mystery by Sophie Hannah.

Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen.

Newer Names

Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart. Woman deputy from New Jersey works Jersey and New York City to solve crime. Stewart lives in Eureka, CA. Eureka is up north, right? I think so but will not bother to look.

Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler. I am tuping with only one and a half hands because my left hand is filled with mini pretzel sticks.

The Risen by Ron Rash.  One of those novels where teenage characters have a split and remeet as adults. I am pretty sure "remeet" is not a word but I used it anyway.

Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch.  Koch lives in Amsterdam. How far is that from Rotterdam?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Minneapolis Flintlock Walking


A Time for Vultures: Flintlock western by William W. Johnstone. Flintlock travels into a town abandoned after a plague. A crazed preacher and his followers are intent on finding the residents who fled the town and bring them back for their fate.


Minneapolis and St. Paul by Tricia Cornell. A Moon travel guide. Page 73 says, "If you want a sandwich all to yourself, choose house-cured pastrami."

Breast Cancer Clear and Simple: all your questions answered, 2nd edition by American Cancer Society. Page 108 says, "You may not be able to do everything you used to do."


Walking Dead: the complete sixth season starring [live people] and [dead people].  Living people flee dead people.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

A Bunch of Fiction With Kayaks


Always A Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller. The cover on this paperback romance cover does not have a shirtless cowboy. It does have a "cowboy" wearing a hat and long sleeved t-shirt.

Crash and Burn by Fern Michaels. Another Fern Michaels cover with lots of flowers.

The Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick. The cover says women in the wilderness make friends. The back cover says a mother follows her son along the Oregon trail and brings her daughter and granddaughter along.

Leave Me by Gayle Forman. The title reminds me of a king telling a servant to split. The dustcover blurb says harried mother has heart attack, splits town, and deals with her own secrets.

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd. The cover says "A Bess Crawford Mystery". The Library Director says, "Is this one of those World War One novels, or a different series?"


Canoeing and Kayaking South Central Wisconsin by Timothy Bauer. We had some old kayaking guides I removed from the collection. One of those guides may have been twenty years old. Rock Lake is not listed. The Crawfish and Rock rivers are mentioned.

A Bunch of Movies


Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. I was slow on ordering this one, I did not know it was on DVD already. We also have the BluRay.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. I heard an interesting interview with Vardalos about her career and she and her husband recently adopting a child. Here is the interview.

The Huntsman: Winter War starring Charlize Therone and one of those Australian guys.  Humans fights CGI creatures.

Eye in the Sky starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman. Thriller with drone operators deciding whether to kill someone. I think. I'm not really sure. Here, watch the trailer.

Blindspot: the complete first season starring [no names on box]. Tattooed woman is mysterious and does mysterious things. Or something.

Keanu starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Do you think Keegan-Michael Key ever wishes he had a shorter name? Something quicker to write? Maybe he signs his name "KM".

The Lobster starring Colin Farrel and Rachel Weisz. Dave has 45 days to remarry or he will be turned into a lobster.

Real Murders: an Aurora Teagarden mystery starring Candace Cameron Bure. These movies do well here.

The Big Bang Theory: the complete sixth season. Starring [actors].  I am pretty sure I have never watched a full episode of this. Here it is without the laugh track.