Friday, July 06, 2018

37 CDs of Talking Sounds

Talking Sounds

The 17th Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. 7 hours on 6 CDs. Something about a killer and chasing the killer. Probably a serial killer, right? These are serial killers?

The Pharaoh Key by Preston and Child.8 CDs on 9 hours. Let me quickly scan the back cover. "Vanish. Until.  Incredible.  EES. Split. Dangerous." Nope, I don't understand any of that either. You'll have to check this out, listen to it, and let me know.

The Fallen by David Baldacci. 12 hours on 6 CDs. I don't think this is about robots. I certainly wouldn't know anything about robots anyway. I'm no robot.

The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz. 15 hours on 13 CDs. I'm 100% human being creature. No robotic parts to me at all. I even laugh at appropriate times - and not because I had a recent software update. That would just be silly!

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

"Former Slaves of Lake Mills"


The Former Slaves of Lake Mills: a study of African Americans in rural Wisconsin by Caitlin Downey. Undergrad thesis covering local history. Lots of footnotes and a nice bib.

Couple New Flicks


Lady Bird starring Soirse Ronan and others. A teenager is angry about something.

The Shape of Water starring Sally Hawkins. The Creature From the Black Lagoon gets a girlfriend.

Mish. Mosh.


The Summer Nanny by Holly Chamberlin. Page 155, "Marissa smiled brightly when Hayley joined her in the hall."

There There by Tommy Orange. Page 66 says, "She said if you start feeling nauseous and have abdominal pain, you should go to the emergency room."

Ike and Kay by James MacManus. Page 233 says, "She didn't know him."

The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch. Page 143 says, " Justy grunted a laugh."

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier. Page 130 says, "She... drops... numbers... and the... Geo... at... the monster."

Another Side of Paradise by Sally Koslow. Page 289 says, "Scott... with an avocado... forwards... garbage... in the living room."

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. Page 19 says, "I don't remember."

The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan. Page 173 says, "The next weekend fifteen kids show up."

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Page 253 says, "He chuckles, rubbing his his eyes, and I can tell he's tired."

Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky. Page 137 says, "I wanted... my GPS... in the... bra... because... my friends blamed me for... an accident."

The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah. Page 149 says, "Ha ha."


Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover. Page 290 says, "Shawn called an hour later."