Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, July 25, 2011


This week, my bride takes center stage.  When there is a sign at a library book sale that states fill a bag for a dollar, no one can do a better job than Kitty:

  • Leonard Cohen, Stranger Music:  Selected Poems and Songs.  This one is not from the library bag; bought to replace a tattered copy.
  • Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner.  The only other one not from the library bag; a stranger on the sidewalk gave it to Kitty.  Go figure.
  • Lisa Jackson, Absolute Fear, Almost Dead, Chosen to Die, Cold Blooded, Fatal Burn, Hot Blooded, Left to Die, Malice, Running Scared, Whispers, and Without Mercy.  Thrillers all.
  • Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air.  Non-fiction.
  • James Patterson and Peter de Jonge, Beach Road.  Mystery/summer beach read.
  • Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, and Jennifer Worick, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook:  Dating & Sex.  I hope she's not trying to tell me something.
  • John Sanford, Eyes of Prey.  A Lucas Davenport thriller.
  • Stuart Woods, Cold Paradise, Dark Harbor, Fresh Disasters (two copies -- when you're filling a bag, you can get confused), and Iron Orchid.  All but the last are Stone Barrington novels, the last features Holly Barker.
     And I got to put four books in the bag:

  • (Garrett Dylan, ghost writer), Don Pendleton's The Executioner:  Shadow Hunt.  Men's adventure novel; #392 in the series.
  • Ru Emerson, Against the Giants.  Fantasy gaming tie-in.
  • (Travis Morgan, ghost writer), Don Pendleton's The Executioner:  Stand Down.  Men's adventure novel; #393 in the series.
  • Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Star Trek:  The Next Generation:  Invasion!:  The Soldiers of Fear.  Book two in a series that began with the original Star Trek and will conclude in books in the Deep Space Nine and Voyager series.
     Also finding their way to our doorstep this past week were:
  • Iain Banks, Complicity.  Thriller.
  • John Connolly, The Killing Kind.  A Charlie Parker mystery.
  • Rick Hautala, Impulse.  Suspense.
  • Sergei Lukyanenko, Nightwatch, Daywatch, and Twilight Watch.  Russian horror trilogy.  Translated by Andrew Bromfield.
  • Rebecca Pawel, The Summer Snow.  A Carlos Tejada Alonso y Leon mystery.
  • S. D. Perry, Resident Evil:  Code:  Veronica.  Horror/gaming tie-in.
  • Tom Piccirilli, Headstone City.  Horror novel.
  • Robert Poe, Return to the House of Usher.  The author is supposedly a descendant (from the wrong side of the sheets) of Edgar Allan Poe.  Also, "based on the notes and nonfiction writings of Edgar Allan Poe."
  • Art Spiegelman, Maus:  A Survivor's Tale II: And Here My Troubles Began.  Graphic Novel.
  • [Star Trek], The Star Trek Scriptbooks:  Book One:  The Q Chronicles.  Eleven scripts from various Star Trek series featuring the alien Q.
  • "Jonas Ward", Buchanan's Manhunt.  Western, the 19th in the Buchanan series.  I believe the author is William R. Cox, following creator William Ard and fill-ins Robert Silverberg and Brian Garfield.
  • Gene Wolfe, In Green's Jungles.  Science fiction.  The second volume of The Book of the Short Sun.

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