Friday, September 01, 2017

Audiobooks. Many Audiobooks.

Audiobooks on CD

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child. 7.5 hours on 6 CDs. Something about wolves, I guess.

Scars of Independence: America's violent birth by Holger Hoock. 15 hours on 12 CDs. Something about dead people, I guess.

The Stars Are on Fire by Anita Shreve. 8.5 hours on 7 CDs. Something about plasma, I guess.

The Little French Bistro by Nina George. 9.5 hourson 8 CDs. Something about bread with a really hard crust, I guess.

The Stranger in the Woods: the extraordinary story of the last true hermit by Michael Finkel. 6.5 hours on 5 CDs.  Something about a guy who needs a shower, I guess.

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo. 17 hours on 14 CDs. Something about dehydration, I guess.

Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton. 17 hours on 14 CDs. Something about picture books, I guess.

Christa Faust, Music, and Coins

Christa Faust Comic

Peepland by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips. Comic compilation. Peepshow worker in 1986 Times Square stumbles on a political conspiracy. Trouble ensues. Christa Faust does great work. I've not yet read a novel by Phillips so this will be my intro to his work.
I think I still haven't read the third Faust novel that was a tie-in to the TV show Fringe. I started watching that show after reading Faust's first two Fringe novels and ended up enjoying the program quite a bit.

Digital Encoding Allows You to Easily Transport Music Within a Thin Plastic Disc

I'm Not Your Man by Marika Hackman. English singer sings songs of longing and love. I heard the song Boyfriend on the radio and thought it was pretty good.

Wild Imagination by Sweet Baboo. Welshman sings songs of Wales, women, wine, wonder, wool, wigs, wombats, wiggles, etc.  This guy is great. Give a listen.

Villains by Queens of the Stone Age. Californians sings songs of light metal.


Hippopotamus starring Matthew Modine. Comedy about a poet asked to investigate things at a manor house. Not to be confused with the song by Sparks.


Beneath Your Feet: archeology at Trempealeau by Robert F. Boszhardt and Danielle M. Benden. Archeological history of Trempealeau on the Mississippi. Lots of photos and written for the casual and general reader.

U.S. Coin Digest, 2018 edited by David C. Harper. Someone asked for a money guide and I saw all our editions were old. So I bought this.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Couple Cop Stories in Montreal

Montreal Cop Stories

I read John McFetridge's Black Rock and really enjoyed it. So, I bought these other two novels in the series.

A Little More Free by John McFetridge. 1976 Montreal Constable Eddie Doughtery is part of the tight security to avoid the disasters of 1972 Munich. Plus, an armored car robbery and the murder of two teens in Longueuil.

One Or the Other by John McFetridge. 1972 Montreal and Constable Eddie Doughtery tries to prove himself worthy of being Detective amid a deadly nightclub fire, a museum robbery and a young man's murder.

Other Made Up Stories

The Right Time by Danielle Steel.

The Burning Girl by Claire Messud.

Need To Know by Fern Michaels.

Glass Houses by Louise Penny. We have two copies of this on.

The Proving by Beverly Lewis.

Rough Trade by Todd Robinson. I read Robinson's Hard Bounce and enjoyed it. This is the second novel featuring his two characters in Boston.

What A Fantastic Cover! [Poetry Edition]

Fantastic Cover!

You, Beast by Nick Lantz. Poems by a Texan. Lantz won the Brittingham Prize. I don't know what that is but it makes me think of Birmingham, England. Lantz has himself a fancy schmancy website and taught at UW-Madison for a time.

Hey, wait a minute. I'm pretty sure I read We Don't Know, We Don't Know. Let me check... nope, I recall that one because I bought it back in 2010. Let's check the circs... Ooh. Let's not talk circ's, Lantz may be listening.


The Homeowner's Guide to For Sale by Owner, 2nd edition by Jackie Bondanza. One of the nonfic book categories that I periodically update.

The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker. The famous treatise on listening to your own fears as early warning signs. I bought this once before and someone stole it! Jerk. Big Time Author Megan Abbott mentioned DeBecker in passing on her Instagram account and I remembered to buy this replacement.

Whistleblower at the CIA by Melvin A. Goodman. This had a good review. Goodman claims a bunch of people were up to no good, including Robert Gates.

When We Rise: my life in the movement by Cleve Jones. Jones was a gay rights dude in the '70s and a AIDS patient advocate in the '80s. I'm guessing this dude has a lot of guts. Speaking up in the '70s must not have been easy or safe.

I Will Find You: a reporter investigates the life of the man who raped her by Joanna Connors.  Connors was afraid of everything after the rape and started to confront her trauma when her oldest child her daughter turned sixteen.