Thursday, May 24, 2018

NonFic DVD


Vel Phillips: dream big dreams by Wisconsin Public Television. Civil rights pioneer in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

Door County: Wisconsin hometown stories by Wisconsin Public Television. History of Door County with stories by residents.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wisconsin Books and Super Heroes


Justice League starring [people with lots of muscles]. Batman and others team up to fight a bad guy in slow motion.


Old Farm Country Cookbook by Jerry Apps and Susan Apps-Bodilly. Chapter 15 is about rutabagas. In 1946 Apps family harvested 365 bushels of rutabagas. His dad had them selling vegetables door to door. The first trip was to Plainfield. You've heard of Plainfield right? The home of Ed Gein?

Living A Country Year by Jerry Apps. Re-print of stories when Apps grew up on the family dairy farm.

The Wisconsin Capitol: stories of a monument and its people by Michael Edmonds. History and pictures.

Once A Professor: a memoir of teaching in turbulent times by Jerry Apps. Because we apparently don't have enough books by Apps. He taught 38 years at UW-Madison.

Wisconsin State Parks: extraordinary stories of geology and natural history by Scott Spoolman. Neat looking book with lots of photos.

Mexicans in Wisconsin by Sergio M. Gonzalez.  Mr. Gonzalez writes long sentences so I won't write one down as an excerpt. "But, Mr. Library Person, aren't you doing a lot of typing right now?" Yes, I am. But, that is still easier than typing from a book. I am no touch tyupucst.

Roughneck Grace: [long subtitle] by Michael Perry. Collection of essays and newspaper columns from Perry's weekly column for the Wisconsin State Journal.

Danger Man Working: writing from the heart, the gut, and the poison ivy patch by Michael Perry. A collection of assignment writing that previously appeared in Backpacking, Outdoors, Men's Health and a couple other places.

Audiobooks on CD

Shoot First by Stuart Woods. 8 hours on 7CDs. Some sort of story about people doing things with other people.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018



The Outsider by Stephen King. Suspect in murder of an 11-year-old is a well regarded local teacher. DNA evidence is there but the alibi in incontrovertible. This is a short King novel. Only 560 pages long.

Beach House Reunion Mary Alice Monroe. Monroe lives in South Carolina. Her author photo says she is fairly young. Either she started writing very young or I am confusing her with someone else.  suppose I could be thinking of Alice Munro. Munro was born in 1931, is Canadian, and was awarded a Nobel.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The 49th Haunted Blonde


Fascism: a warning by Madeline Albright. Page 127 says, "Chavez never lost his ability to charm, but equally often he chose to repel."


Jane Seymour: the haunted Queen by Alison Weir. Page 412 says, "Jane was relieved to receive a summons to Henry's presence chamber."

How It Happened by Michael Koryta. I've never read a Koryta novel. I've been busy.  Page 264 says, "He shouldered his way past Barrett and walked to his truck."

Ice Blonde by Elaine Viets. Page 49 says, "Jace looked surprised."

The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker. Page 103 says, "I noticed the odor of burning acid then."

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