Saturday, August 19, 2017



From today's, Saturday the 19th, two events: Read to the Dogs and Pokemon Club.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Some books and a DVD


Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the greatest assassination plot in history by Bill Yenne. Nazi plot to kill the three Allied leaders.

The Triumph of William McKinley: why the election of 1896 still matters by Karl Rove. How campaign tactics changed with McKinley's run for office.


Once Upon A Time in Venice starring Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Famke Janssen. Private detective has to help a local crook to recover the PI's stolen pet dog.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One Book, One Film, Big Words


The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Because the movie version came out.


Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. Family vacation

Large Print

Exposed Upon A Secret Tudor


Seeing Red by Sandra Brown. The cover illustration says"massive city fire" or "terrorist bombing in city". The author photo says, "Nice picture."

I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen. Cover image says, " Let's watch the sunrise on the beach." The author photo says, "Yep, that's Gerritsen. Looks like the photographer bought his chairs from an airport auction."

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory. Cover illustration says, "Hey, I kinda look like a woodcut, but I suppose not." The author photo says, "Good choice on the outdoor setting. That looks nice."

Exposed by Lisa Scottoline. Cover illustration says, "Woman stalks a guy with a bald spot."  Author photo says, "This the same author photo as last time. Why get a new one for every book? Professional photographers are expensive and I have work to do."

Upon A Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin. Cover photo says, "Amish woman enjoys flower gardening."This tiny black-and-white photo on interior paper did not reproduce well." The author biography says, "KANSAS! Woo-Hoo!"

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry. Cover illustration says, "That's a nice drawing/painting. Jessica Allen did well on that." 

The Store by Richard DiLallo and James Patterson Literary Industries Amalgamated. The cover image says, " Woman on the run from danger." The author photo says, "Patterson takes a writing break to pose for a photo."

Comic Book Novel

The Mystery Knight by George R.R. Martin. Cover image says," A shield? Maybe?"  Author photo says, "Beardy McBearderson."