Monday, October 30, 2017

Joe R. Lansdale Returns!


Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-suckers by Joe R. Lansdale. You surely recall the story about Elvis's last battle against evil featured in Bubba Ho-tep. Here Lansdale gives the story about how Elvis joined the fight against evil as "part of a secret government organization designed to protect civilians."


After the Fire by Henning Mankell. I read a Mankell book once.

The Girl Who Takes An Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz. Lagercrantz writes another novel featuring Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander character. I never read any of those Girl Who novels. I was going to watch one of the films and never got around to that either. Hey, I've been busy.

Wolf Season by Helen Benedict. I like the title. Three people who experienced war in Afghanistan or Iraw survive a hurricane that "devastates a small town in upstate New York." Hurricane? Did they mean tornado? Because that seems like a long way for a hurricane to travel.

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham. Meh.

Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer. Remember when Archer went to prison for lying in court?

Quick and Dirty by Stuart Woods. Is that the title or a description of all of Woods novels?

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Mohsin is a very difficult name for me to type. According to his bio he has written very popular novels. According to the dust cover this book as about, "teetering... civil war... embark... cloistered... explodes... checkpoints... doors that whisk... escalates... old lives... future... intimate... courage."

Death Overdue by Allison Brook. a cozy mystery featuring a librarian character. OF course there is a cat on the cover. Of course.


Verax: the true history of whistleblowers, drone warfare, and mass surveillance by Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil. Told in graphic novel format. How government surveillance has led to inaccurate intelligence guiding actions.


The Library has an Instagram account. Posting images on Instagram is much easier than posting the same photos on Blogger. Here are a few I just saved to the desktop.

Rock Lake at mid-day last Saturday, October 27, 2017. I was walking my dog.

Rainy afternoon from last week.

Apology letter from a young girl. Used by the parent as a a teaching moment. I thanked the girl for her consideration and told her to keep reading.

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