Thursday, January 11, 2018



Operator Down by Brad Thor. Fiction with shootouts!

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Fiction with love triangle!

Obama Inheritance: fifteen stories of conspiracy noir edited by Gary Phillips. Fiction that includes a story by Anthony Neil Smith!

The English Wife by Lauren Willig. Fiction by woman who writes lots of novels!

It by Stephen King. Fiction to replace our worn out copy of Fiction!

Noise, Flashing Lights, Printed Words

A Musical Experience is Presented For Your Ears Through the Skill of Musicians and the Magic of Electrons

Twin Peaks: Music from the limited event series. Musicians play a variety of songs to enhance your cinematic experience of a TV show.


Preacher: season two starring Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun. I watched season one of this show and it was pretty good.

The Dark Tower starring Idris ELba and Matthew McConaughey. Gunman hunts the devil. I think.

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Freshly Dropped On the Floor


I personally attest that all but two of these nonfiction items were professionally dropped on the floor by a Professional Librarian professionally trained in book dropping.

Hail to the Chin: further confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell. Mr. Campbell tells tales of treachery and terror in low-budget movie making.

Sisters First: stories from our wild and wonderful life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. Former Bushes tell tales of treachery and terror in the White House.

The Odyssey of Echo Company: the 1968 Tet Offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War by Doug Stanton. Mr. Stanton tells tales of treachery and terror in Vietnam.

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Mr. Coates tells of treachery and terror in modern politics.

Montaigne in Barn Boots: an amateur ambles through philosophy by Michael Perry. Mr. Perry tells tales of treachery and terror with chickens.

A World Ablaze: the rise of Martin Luther and the birth of the reformation by Craig Harline. Mr. Harline tells tales of treachery and terror in medieval Germany.

What the Qur'an Meant and Why it Matters by Garry Wills. Mr. Wills tells tales of treachery and terror in the aftermath of winning a Pulitzer.

How the Right Lost it's Mind by Charles J. Sykes. Mr. Sykes tells tales of treachery and terror in the Milwaukee radio market.

The Man From the Train: the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery by Bill James. Mr. James tells tales of treachery and terror about when he gets mistaken for the Bill James that writes mysteries.

We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union. Ms. Union tells tales of treachery and terror about how some libraries classify this book with the short stories section of NonFic.

Nomadland: surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. Ms. Bruder tells tales of treachery and terror as homeless retirees go from temp job to temp job.

Smitten Kitchen Every Day: triumphant and unfussy new favorites by Deb Perelman. Ms. Perelman tells tales of treachery and terror of having to explain she is not related to Ron Perlman.

The Make-Ahead Kitchen by Annalise Thomas. Ms. Thomas tells tales of treachery and terror when dealing about raw chicken meat.

Life In A Northern Town: cooking, eating and other adventures along the Lake Superior by Mary Dougherty. Ms. Dougherty tells tales of treachery and terror about trying to navigate summertime traffic in Bayfield, WI.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Books and Photos. Photos and Books.


Robicheaux by James Lee Burke. Another mystery novel featuring Dave Robicheaux in Lousiana. Does Burke's daughter teach full-time? Because she publishes regularly and that's a full-time job already.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. I wonder if this is a pen name. The author bio never uses a gender pronoun and the bio is skimpy. I guess I could go to the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram links. But, I don't want to.

Promise Not To Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz. Is Krentz the one posing with her small dogs for her author photo? Let's check... Nope. Krentz is Amanda Quick. I'm not sure which name is her real name. Or, if both names are pen names. There is another woman who uses a few pen names. I can picture her face but cannot remember her name. She writes romances, romantic mysteries, and sets one series in a futuristic Dallas. I think.

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Crumbling concrete care requires competent and quick repair. These are the front stairs. Good thing they were already slated for replacement.

A fitting bookmark. A piece of cardboard from a box of .22LR that I found in a book on gun care.

Someone left this in the library.