Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thinner Books


And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman. A novella with a title and cover that makes it sound like a "feel good" novel. The author lives in Stockholm. I was in Stockholm once.

The Eastern Shore by Ward Just. Mid-Century newspaperman publishes a story that carries consequences through the rest of his career. I have no idea where Just lives. My trip to Stockholm was a one-nighter after taking the cruise ship from Finland.

Inherit the Bones by Emily Litteljohn. Did Litteljohn watch the Disney Robin Hood as a child and say, "Hey, that bear has our name!"

The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell. More vikings in Britain.

To Brew or Not to Brew by Joyce Tremel.  Woman opens a new brew pub in Pittsburgh with sabotage on her brewery and a dead guy  in a brew vat. The novel also includes a cat, because this is a cozy mystery and all cozies require cats.

Tangled Up in Brew by Joyce Tremel. Same characters as above but with a dead food critic at a beer festival.

Books and some photos.


Cross the Line by James Patterson. Some sort of novel.

Moonglow by Michael Chabon. Some sort of novel.

Sinner Man by Lawrence Block. Block's first ever crime novel. First published in 1960.

I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb. Some sort of novel.


Victoria the Queen by Julia Baird. Some sort of biography.

Thank You For Being Late: an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman. Some sort of book.


We had our reception for the school art show.

Someone discovered the greatness of Bill Crider and ordered over more copies. I cannot rotate the image.

My dog took a nap.

The Library Annex (the house behind the library) is to be demolished in 2017. So we won't be fixing the rotted roof. I was going to replace the tarp and add a hunk of plywood but the wood is too rotted and the shingles too loose for me to step up there.

Our Sit'n'Sip program has been doing well. The event helps seniors learn how to use tablet computers.

My father came to read the Sunday Book Review.