Thursday, December 07, 2017

Romance, Murder, Mystery, Amish, and Christmas Fiction


A Place At Our Table by Amy Clipston. Amish farmer who works as a firefighter is in a romance novel.

The Paris Secret by Karen Swan. Something about an art mystery and rich people.

A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase. A paperback romance and the library barcode is right on top of the author's first name.

The Plot is Murder by V.M. Burns. A mystery with poodles - according to the cover.

Year One by Nora Roberts. There is a crow with swept back wings on the cover. That image and the font makes this look like a fantasy novel. Let me check... Yep. Some sort of worldwide plague and "magick" replacing science.

The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans. Some sort of Christmas themed romance.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Been A While, Huh?


Promise me, Dad: a year of hope, hardship and purpose by Joe Biden. A year of Joe Biden's Vice Presidency as his son was dying with a brain tumor.


Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini. Another historical novel by the lady from Madison. Lord Byron's only legitimate child is a math genius and works with Charles Babbage.

Hidensee by Gregory Maguire. The font for the main title is very difficult to read on the cover. I suppose that does not much matter for a big name author like Maguire.

Mrs. Osmond by John Banville.  A sequel to Henry James's Portrait of a Lady.

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. Chakraborty is easier to spell then I first thought. You just end "borty" on the end of "chakra". Chakraborty is on the Twitter. Let's randomly find a "tweet". Here is one from November 28th: "My nerves and the lab are not doing well together."

Beau Death by Peter Lovesey. Lovesey is difficult to spell. I want to omit that second "e". I like the cover.

In the Midst of Winter by Isabelle Allende. You know who is a big name writer? Allende.


The wooden rails are preparation for the outdoor skating rink in Commons Park.

We order extra book copies for the schools. This is 100+ Harry Potter books for the middle school.

Adventures in collection weeding.

Veterans Memorial in Commons Park is well lit at night.

A temporary solution for the hazards of the steep asphalt section by the library's rear entry. The safety posts did not survive the high winds of December 5, 2017.