Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bill Crider Approved


Missouri Homegrown by Jesse James Kennedy. Crider gave his approval for this crime novel. So I ordered a copy.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I don't know, man. Stuff, I guess.


Starvation Heights: a true story of murder and malice in the woods of the Pacific Northwest by Gregg Olsen. A paperback true crime from an event in 1911 where a quack starved some wealthy Brits.


Two Nights by Kathy Reichs. I recently read something about Reichs. Something to do with her full time doctoring or pathologizing job. Heck, if I remember what that was.

Beautiful Tempest by Johanna Lindsey. I always have trouble spelling beautiful.

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham. I broke the pinkie finger metacarpal in my right hand three weeks ago. My hand hurts and typing is a bit slower.

Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockman. I don't recall if I mentioned the bicycle wreck that resulted in the busticated hand. I did not know of the break until last week when I had an x-ray.

The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock. I did not have an x-ray at my first appointment after the wreck because my shoulder hurt more and the hand was still so swollen. All the swelling prevented much movement and concealed the bulge from the break.

Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy. The break is not too bad and mostly healed after three weeks so the doctor said, "Do occupational therapy and we can probably avoid surgery." I'm not too positive about that but we'll see. I just want my hand to work and not lose strength or range of motion.

Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo. My injured shoulder has also stopped me from swimming. The shoulder is very much improved so if I keep doing light exercise maybe it will be equally improved in another three weeks.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Non, Fic, Non, Fic, Non


You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: a memoir by Sherman Alexie. Famous author writes about his mother and his relationship with her. It was complicated. That Alexie fella has talent and skill so give this one a try.


A French Wedding by Hannah Tunnicliffe. According to the cover image the wedding is outside. My brother was supposed to get married outside and they were rained out. The backup location was the church. My father grandfather dragooned me - like usual - and read the palm. That guy...


The Fact of a Body: a murder and a memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. Law student sees interview with murderer and experiences visceral reaction that desires the killer's death. Upset by her reaction she starts to research and finds more about herself. Or something. I kinda zoned out while I read the dust cover.


Here and Gone by Haylen Beck. Haylen is an uncommon name. I bet he has to spell that for everyone. Oh, hey, this is a pen name for Stuart Neville. Neville has done some really neat crime novels set in Ireland. Which means, of course, that he doesn't have to spell the name very often because the name is make believe. Yes, make believe, not unlike my athletic ability.


Tracking Gobi Grizzlies: surviving beyond the back of beyond by Douglas Chadwick. Should Back of beyond be capitalized? It's used as a location but it's not really a location. I read a very positive review of this book. Some guy goes researching a rare bear in the desert. Did you see that video where a guy films himself after getting clawed by a grizzly? Half his scalp was torn loose and he had to walk three miles to his car and then drive himself several miles to medical care. I won't embed the video: because it is grisly. A grisly grizzly attack.