Friday, July 07, 2017

I Am A Robot


The Light in Summer by Mary McNear. Beep beep beep.  Beep-beep.

Home for the Summer by Holly Chamberlin.  Beep. Whir-whir. BEEP.

The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed. Beeeep.  Beeeep. Clang!

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. Bzzz. Beep. Whir.

The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder. Beep beep beep beeep. Thunk.

South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby.  Chit-chit. Bzzz. Whir-THUNK.

The Frozen Hours by Jeff Shaara. Whiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-Tink!

The Lies We Tell by Theresa Schwegel. Whunk. Bzz-Beep beep beep.

No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts. Beep beep beep beep beep. Beep-beep-beep. THUNK.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Grab Bag


A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly. This is the guy from Ireland, not the guy from California. The weird description on the dust cover doesn't make much sense.

Wired by Julie Garwood. Garwood is a big deal so her author photo is the entire back cover of the book. The front cover says, "Athletic guy in suit hits the town. The dust cover says, "FBI guy and computer girl team up."


The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich by Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney. Diary of a rotten, stinking, filthy nazi who was tried at Nuremberg is recovered after it was lost for a few decades.

Lighthouses. Coffee table book with pretty pictures.

Roots of Home: our journey to a new old house by Russel Versaci. Lots of pretty pictures about how houses in the U.S. evolved from designs brought over by immigrants.

Monday, July 03, 2017

One Cd, Two Books, Two Audiobooks

Music is Presented To You Through Computer Magic Embedded Into a Plastic Disc

Pussycat by Julianna Hatfield. Bostonian sings songs of politics and current affairs. I think there are some great tunes on here. There are some hard tunes and one, Wonder Why, that would fit on an album of hers from 20 years ago.


Real Heroes: inspiring stries of courage, character and conviction by Lawrence W. Reed. Page 37 says, "A think tank in Britain bears his name an seeks to make his legacy better known."

The Slight Edge: turning simple disciplines into massive success and happiness by Jeff Olson. Page 57 says, "But it's also easy not to do."

Audiobook on CD

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie. 12 hours on 10 CDs.  Memoir by the Big Time Writer about his mother and his family.

The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz. 14.25 hours on 12 CDs. Women investigates why people, including her husband, are killing themselves.