Thursday, January 17, 2019

Made-Up Stories With Made-Up Plots

Where I Make Up My Own Plot For Each Novel

The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester. Rural French girl moves to Paris, gets seamstress job, teams up with new boyfriend who burgles the homes of her wealthy clients.

Watching You by Lisa Jewel. Britta's Instagram popularity has hit 'celebrity' status. New friends. Media interviews. Sponsorships. And a connection with her ex-boyfriend, Lester.

Liar Liar by James Patterson Literary Industries, Amalgamated and Candice Fox. Debra has been training as a long distance runner since she was 13. Debra is high school state champion a collegiate runner-up, and on schedule for the 10,000M Olympic trials. Debra is also performance doping and her best friend from college is now running the testing lab.

Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz. The Indian caste system was done away years ago but Ananya stll carries the burden of Untouchable ancestry. She hopes a move to England will remove the stigma she still feels.

No Sunscreen For the Dead by Tim Dorsey. Rupert works one of the tourist shops on the boardwalk and his boss calls him "Mr Sunscreen" for his skilled sales pitch. Rupert's boss is under suspicion when a neighboring shop owner is found dead on the beach. What can Rupert do but get involved and ask around?


Unpresidented: a biography of Donald Trump by Martha Brockenbrough.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

Sounds Are Recorded and Played For Your Pleasure Using Lasers and Plastic

King of Cowards by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. Englishman cal themselves Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs  and sings songs of metal.


Everything She Didn't Say by Jane Kirkpatrick. Not dead Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick.

The New Iberian Blues by James Lee Burke. More Dave Robicheaux crime and strife. I really enjoy theses novels but have not read one in a while.

The Burglar by Thomas Perry. I don't know what this is about. The title reminds me of a short series that ran on FX a few years ago. Thief starred Andre Braughler and i never got to finish watching it. The series is not available on DVD.

Death of An Eye by Dana Stabenow. Something to do with ancient Egypt and Cleopatra and Cleopatra's pal trying to find a murderer and missing coins.

Harvest of Secrets by Ellen Crosby. Great cover art.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Discs of Words. Words on Paper.

Audiobooks on CD

Past Tense by Lee Child. 13 hourson 10 CDs. Jack Reacher wanders around, gets in trouble, has sex, kills people, solves mysteries.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. 14.5 hours on 12 CDs. Bestselling author writes another bestseller. Except this is an audiobook.

Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin. 26.5 hours on 21 CDs. "Complete history of the House of Targaryens." Are those the uber-rich murderous family? I've only seen one season of the show so don't ask me.

Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich. 7 hours on 6 CDs. Something about Stephanie Plum trying to figure out why deli managers keep disappearing. I'm fairly certain I read or heard one of this novels over a decade ago. Not my thing.

Shadow Tyrants by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison. 11 hours on 9 CDs. Cover image has a B-! bomber crashing offshore of a tropical beach. The plot description on the back cover makes no freaking sense.


My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Dark comedy of a woman whose younger sister keeps killing boyfriends.


The Divorce Hackers Guide to Untying the Knot by Ann E. Grant, JD. Page 83 says, "Do not use your children as messengers between you and your ex."

Monday, January 14, 2019

A Guide To Murder Crochet


Bodyweight Strength Training: 12 weeks to build muscle and burn fat by Jay Cardiello. Page 60 says, "The rotation of the torso is key."

Web Watching: a guide ot webs and the spiders that make them by Larry Weber. HOw many lame jokes does this guy get about his last name? Page 13 says, "Oval abdomen of light brown has a white arrowhead shape in the center."

Big Book of Weekend Crochet Projects: 40 stylish projects from sweaters and scarves to blankets by Hilary Mackin and Sue Whiting. Does Mackin get lame jokes like, "Hey, Mackin, did you make a Mackin-aw jacket?"

Gut: the inside story of our body's most underrated organ by Giulia Enders. Page 146 says, "Of course, this excitement about gut research could still fizzle and come to nothing."

Badass Women Give the Best Advice: everything you need to know about life and love by Becca Anderson. A bunch of quotes and short biographies. Page 67 says," Frida and Diego were a very public couple."

Taking Flight: a history of birds and people in the heart of America by Michael Edmonds.  Page 29 says, "One archaeologist has even suggested that out-of-body experiences as birds could have inspired the colossal earthworks that the Hopewell created."


The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. Fiction tale of Hedy Lamarr. Hedy, not Hedley.

AudioBooks on CD

Murder By the Book by Lauren Elliott. 9 hours on 7 CDs. One of those Adult Woman Has Murdered Relatives Gets An Inheritance Moves To Small Town And Solves Murders novels.

Becoming by Michelle Obama. 19 hours on 16 CDs.