Thursday, November 09, 2017

Popular Movie and BIG WORDS


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring [CGI stuff with some actors]. Popular featuring a music soundtrack of 1970s pop songs. Major error in not including The Kinks.

Large Print

Reacher is Reachs Wisconsin


Midnight Line by Lee Child. Reacher sees a West Point class ring in pawn shop in a "small town." I call BS on that. There are not many pawn shops in WI let alone small town WI.


In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury. Looks like some sort of romance. The cover sasy "The Baxter Family" so this must be part of a series. Hey, let's critique Kingsbury's author photo... it's a nice one. Kingsbury is wearing blue and a real photographer took the photo, it's not a cropped family snapshot like on some books. Well done.

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith. Latest novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.  Now let's critique Smith's photo... Same photo as usual. Smith is outside and wearing a hat. The image is kinda grainy though. I wonder if that is a problem with the printing or the image quality.


State of Craft Beer by Matthew Janzen and Chris Walker. Wisconsin Wisconsinites write about Wisconsin beer and Wisconsin breweries by driving Wisconsin and visiting Wisconsin people in Wisconsin. Except Lake Mills, according to the index anyway. The book has lots and lots of pretty photographs and the entire book was produced in Wisconsin.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Here Are Some Books


Hope at Christmas by Nancy Naigle. Another one of those single older-person-meets-someone-new-(or old friend)-at-hometown.

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly. Another Bosch novel.

Crazy Like A Fox by Rita Mae Brown. Another one of those novels with a nice drawing on the cover.

A Christmas Return by Anne Perry. Another Christmas novel featuring Perry's Pitt characters.

Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison. The cover image says, "Trains. Train Tunnel. People running on top of the train."

Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. What is the deal with Alafair Burke? Does she teach full time? Because she publishes on a regular schedule and that has to take a good amount of time. If she is teaching law full-time and publishing that is very impressive.


What Unites Us: reflections on patriotism by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner. Essays on being a citizen and American.