Friday, December 20, 2019



Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand. Hand has won a lot of literary awards. But, has she won the Ice Cream Eating Championship at Knickerbocker Days in Lake Mills?

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens. "Eskens lives ... in outstate Minnesota." Outstate? What the heck does that mean? Outside the Twin Cities? Outside any city over 40,000 people?

The House of Brides by Jane Cockram. This woman's last name is completely covered by library labels all over the outside of the book. Jane Cockram just sounds English but she is from Australia.

Suicide Woods by Benjamin Percy. I've read a couple of this guy's novels. He has some sort of Wisconsin connection because when I was on a literary awards committee for a few years I read one of his books. He used to teach at St. Olaf. Freaking Oles.

The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams. Hands, Cockram and Williams have similar author photos. I think Williams's novels circ' pretty well here, let's check... yep, each one has checked out this year with the oldest one in June.

A Well Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler. I want to stick a hyphen in there. Like this "Well-Behaved". Fowelr was "raised in the midwest" which means dang near anywhere depending on the who says it. Midwest can be Ohio to the Dakotas, and the Upper Peninsula to Southern Illinois. That's about 830,000 square miles (using Daft Logic area calculator).

Bomber's Moon by Archer Mayor. I have not read one of these Joe Gunther novels in years.

Twice In A Blue Moon by Christina Lauren.  This a pen name for a writing duo. No idea where they live.

Audiobook on CD

Anne Boleyn: 500 years of lies by Hayley Nolan. 690 minutes on 9 CDs. Something about a woman who was murdered.