Friday, November 09, 2018

Fiction? Non.

Ireland: 2019 by DK Eyewitness. Page 91 says, "The oldest public library in Ireland was built in 1701 for the Archbishop of Dublin, Narcissus Marsh."

Washington, DC: 2019 by DK Eyewitness. Page 183 says, "Stony Man Peak is a pleasant 1.5-mile (2.5-km)  hike to rock ledges with spectacular views."

New York City: 2019 by DK Eyewitness. Page 166 says, "The High Line snaking through buildings on Manhattan's west side."

Birnbaum's Walt Disney World: 2019. Page 207 says, "Pay close attention to the flamingo pond on your left just after you enter elephant country."

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2019 by Bob Sehlinger and Liliane J Opsomer with Len Testa. Page 139 says, "But for a few yeas now, con artists have been distributing fliers to hotel guests - they ask for your credit card number over the phone, but the pizza never arrives."


Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, 17th Edition.  Page 314 says, "sliced".

Salt Fat Acid Heat: mastering the elements of good cooking by Samin Nosrat. Page 13 says, "Finally, remember to have fun!"

Simply Keto: a practival approach to health and weight loss by Suzanne Ryan. Page 76 says, "2 large egg yolks".

All The Rest

The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. What happens when a new government refuses to learn?

Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss. According to the dust cover Beschloss spent ten years  writing this. The extensive citations and source notes will appeal to the history majors like myself.

In My Father's House: a new view on how crime runs in the family by Fox Butterfield. When crime is the family trade.

Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz. Collins loves the history of gangster Chicago and Eliot Ness. This looks like a neat book.

Live Work Work Work Die: a journey into the savage heart of Silicon Valley by Corey Pein.  Something something something.

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Killing the SS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

A Book, A Movie, A Movie, A Movie.


The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White. All three authors live in different places. I wonder how often they met in person to strategize. Not often I suspect. Most everything could be done by trading drafts and talking on the phone. Would in-person meetings more likely devolve into screwing around as they drank coffee and talked about family, dogs, politics?


Hotel Artemis starring [famous actors]. Some sort of shoot'em up. I think. Here is a trailer.

Life of the Party starring [Actor famous for comedic performances]. Newly divorced housewife goes to college with daughter. This title reminds me of this song.

And this one.