Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Biography, Crime, Ellroy


Pirates of the Prairie: outlaws and vigilantes in America's hearltand by Ken Lizzio. Crime and punishment on the early frontier of Illinois and other prairie states. Looks very neat-o to me.

The Way Home: tales from a life without technology by Mark Boyle. Guy gets rid of phone. Lives in a cabin. Or something. I'm not entirely sure what's going on here but the reviews were very positive.

Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen. Hepburn apparently helped out the Dutch Underground. Thank goodness the subtitle is not one of those BS ones like "Untold story that WON THE WAR" or "the hidden story that WON THE WAR" or other nonsense.

You Are A Badass At Making Money: master the mindset of wealth by Jen Sincero. I've been focusing on ordering more financial, crafting, and cooking books. Because people like those books.


This Storm by James Ellroy. The great one returns with the second novel in his new trilogy setting during WW2 in Los Angeles. Patriotism and profiteering.

Skin Game by Parnell Hall and Stuart Woods Literary Industries Amalgamated. The cover image has a leopard sneaking around in a house. Parnell Hall does not get an author photo.

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert? That's a familiar name. Let me see.   Oh, yeah, Eat, Pray, Love. Was that the 'I got divorced and took a trip" book?

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green. The cover is kinda neat by too yellow for me. I am very shallow and judgmental.  Green lives in Connecticut which is a state I have trouble typing without error.

Whiskers in the Dark by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. One of those cat mysteries where Brown gives writing credit to her cat. But, Brown has been crediting the cat for years. Surely that cat is dead by now?

Unsolved by David Ellis and James Patterson Literary Industries Amalgamated. A novel.

Hot Shot by Fern Michaels. A novel.

Monday, June 03, 2019

Round Plastic

Audiobooks on CD

Wild Card by Stuart Woods. 8 hours on 7CDs. Something about murder and lawyers. I suppose.

Lost Roses by Martha Hale Kelly. 15.5 hours on 13CDs. Historical fiction. Here, I will pick and choose from the description, "1914... so often... the two... splendors... covered... mosaics... on Serbia."


Roxy: the movie starring Frank Zappa, Mothers, and music. I'm not certain what this is and will not look it up. I figure this will circ though and it also includes a CD of the music.

Musical Sounds Are Translated From Paper By Instruments, Recorded With Computers, And Played Back to You Through Electrical Magic

Love is Magic by John Grant. American singer sings songs of stuff. I heard this dude on the radio and really liked it.

Dogrel by Fontaines D.C. Irish guys sings songs of Dublin and stuff. I heard these guys on the radio, too.