Tuesday, May 26, 2020




Are you there Blog? It's me, Library Director

Audiobooks on CD

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate. 4.5 hours on 4 CDs. I recognize the author's name. That's it. I got nothing else.

Choke Hold by Christa Faust. 6.5 hours on 6 CDs. I'm not saying Christa Faust is the greatest crime author ever. But, if other people say Faust is the greatest crime author I ever I think they have a decent argument.

The Secret Wisdom of Nature: trees, animals, and the extraordinary balance of all living things by Peter Wohlleben. 6.5 hours on 6CDs. THIS BETTER NOT JUST SAY "OWLS" FOR 6.5 HOURS.

Deep River by Karl Marlantes. 26 hourson 21 CDs. Marlantes Vietnam novel, Matterhorn, was freaking excellent. Excellent!

The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft. 9.5 hours on 8 CDs. Thriller with parents of a long ago abducted infant have a young woman claiming to have information. 

You Are Awesome: how to navigate change, wrestle with failure, and live an intentional life by Neil Pasricha.  4.5 hours on 4 CDs.  Author argues people are too fragile and can do better.

Bomber Command by Max Hastings. 19 hourson 15 CDs. The air campaign against Germany. "56,000 British and Commonwealth aircrew and  600,000 Germans died in the course of the RAF's attempt to win the war by bombing."

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

New Books, Part One


Deep State by Chris Hauty. Thriller novel.

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. Poland After the War novel.

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey. Science Fiction With Queer Librarian Spies novel.

A Crafter Quilts A Crime by Holly Quinn. Live Mannequin Murdered in Wintertime Wisconsin novel.

The Dark Corners of the Night by Meg Gardiner. Serial Killer in Los Angeles novel.

Blindside by James Patterson Amalgmated Literary Industries and James O. Born. COmputer Hacking Serial Killer Thriller novel.

Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen. Murder During the War in Rural England novel.

Last Day by Luanne Rice. Sister Is Murdered and Famous Painting Stolen novel.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NonFic Variety Pack


The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. "Botched Presidential transition" of the Trump administration.

Birnbaum's Walt Disney World: the official vacation guide: 2020.  Page 211 says,  "Nature-themed gifts and apparel are the stock-in-trade at this sizable shop."

Master the GED test: 2020 from Peterson's. Practice tests online and print. Page 257 says, " You can generally trust your ear when it comes to detecting personal pronoun errors."

Ace of Aces: the Dick Bong story Mike O'Connor. Wisconsin native and Medal of Honor recipient Bong as a Army Air Force pilot from World War Two. Bong died during a test flight of a new jet plane. Page 102 says, "I then watched Major Rittmayer, my wingman, shoot down the other Oscar."

Thursday, January 16, 2020



The Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro. Guy becomes a murderer.


Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Motion Pictures

DVD and BluRay

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring [famous people]. Something about something in the 1970s. I think.

Downtown Abbey: the motion picture starring [actors]. Film version of a popular TV show. I finally watched the film version of Miami Vice a few months ago. It was OK. I recall reading that Edward James Olmos was asked to take a role in the film and his rejection response was done as a video of him silently staring into the camera. I never found verification of this.

Star Trek Discovery: season two starring [humans and aliens].  14 episodes from a TV show from a subscription channel.

The Orville: the complete second season starring [more people and aliens]. What is this anyway? A Star Trek ripoff with comedy? I'm not sure.