Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Two Books and A Few Photos


Faithful by Alice Hoffman. Hoffman has written a lot of books.

The Award by Danielle Steel. Steel has written even more books.


Witches Night Out
The first Wednesday before Halloween the downtown businesses have Trick or Treat. The day was drizzly.

The library bought 31.5 pounds (14.3 Kgs) of candy.



Drizzly early evening.

Lake Mills Area School District Art Show
Fall 2016 art show was installed yesterday, November 1.

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Stack of Books That I Let Built Up


Three Christmas Wishes by Sheila Roberts. I'm betting this novel is Christmas themed.

It Must Be Christmas by Jennifer Crusie. It must be Christmas novel time.


The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright. "A novel based on a true story." Indian boy is kidnapped, sold to orphanage, adopted by Americans, he tells Americans the truth, the Americans cannot find his parents, he tries again as an adult.

Guineveres by Sarah Domet. The cover blurb says the novel is a "revelation". OK, I guess that reviewer really liked the book. The dust cover says Domet has a Ph.D and lives in Georgia. I've never been to Georgia.

Blind Sight by Carol O'Connell. Hey, Megan Abbott has a blurb on this one and says "it is a master class in suspense." I'll trust Abbott on this one, she knows what she is talking about.

Sex, Lies and Serious Money by Stuart Woods Literary Industries, Inc. 

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt. I kinda like the cover, and I kinda don't like the cover. Kimberly Glyder did the cover design. Glyder does A LOT of book covers. I like this one.

Mercury by Margot Livesey. I like this cover as well. Doesn't Livesey have an extensive back catalog? Let me check... well not a huge list. The inside lists eight other novels. Livesey's bio says she was born in Scotland.  She should avoid Anthony Neil Smith at writing conventions because he'll just want to talk about Scotland.

The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang. Guess who designed this cover. That's right, Kimberly Glyder.

The Mothers by Brit Bebbett. A novel about Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention? Nope. This is something about young adults, romance, and then growing older.

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P.D. James. Four Christmas themed stories James wrote for newspapers and magazine.

Night Watch by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen. Is Roy the son? Let me check...  Yes.