Monthly Archives: September 2013

“You Can Tell Just by Looking,” by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico (2013)

(nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Until recently, I worked for a company with a large percentage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered (LGBT) employees. They were supervisors, floor employees, executives—literally, there … Continue reading

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Whoooooooo Aaarrre Yoooou, Boop boop, boop boop (w/apologies to Pete Townshend)

A friend posted this quiz  on her site, and I just had to take it. I find my result to be satisfying, although I think it’s more due to my opium use and formaldehyde drinking than my intellectual prowess. Have … Continue reading

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The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen, by Diana Prichard, illustrated by Heather Devlin Knopf (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) It’s a happy coincidence that “The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen” crossed my desk today. My friend Kelcie and I had just finished making plans … Continue reading

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Burning Blue, by Michael Kannengiesler (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Jack Chase is a good cop who made a bad decision. One night, he overhears how a drug bust is going to go down. He … Continue reading

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The Owners Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain, by Terrence Deak, PhD; JoAnn Deak, PhD; illustrated by Freya Harrison

Adolescence is never easy. We know to expect many of the changes we encounter: girls growing breasts and curves, boys voices deepening, and everyone growing hair all over parts they used to be scared to wash. These are the “normal” … Continue reading

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Roadkill, by Alexandra Allred (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Juggling Diapers and Danger: Meet Allie Lindell Allie Lindell is not enjoying a halcyon movie relationship at the moment. She’s a stay-at-home mom for her … Continue reading

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Last Launch: Discovery, Endevour, Atlantis, by Dan Winters (Foreword by Al Leinert)

A Beautiful Rendering of an Era’s Sad End (nb: I received a Review Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Dan Winters’s “Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis” is a wonderful book, a photographic record of NASA’s final three … Continue reading

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Riptide Ultra-Glide, by Tim Dorsey (2013)

It’s been a bad year for Patrick and Barbara McDougall. The couple are both Wisconsin schoolteachers who get laid-off. Pat decides he and Bar need a vacation, and thus books a reservation for a reasonably priced motel along beautiful, beachfront … Continue reading

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Robert Plant: A Life, by Paul Rees (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) If there’s one artist ever to have epitomized The Rock God, it has to be Robert Plant. His bared chest and waving mane of long … Continue reading

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Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, by Linda Ronstadt (2013)

I should admit this up front: Linda Ronstadt was one of my boyhood crushes. She had those big doe-eyes—and looked lovely in short-shorts—which made her a beautiful young 1970’s woman. But what really moved her to the top of my … Continue reading

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