Friday, July 23, 2010

Read and Listened to: January - June 2010

OK, I am lazy this time. The list is in reverse chronological order. And it is first books, then audiobooks.....

Books read, January - June 2010

In the Sanctuary of the Outcasts by Neil White
for the East Baton Rouge One Book/One Community

The world that made New Orleans : from Spanish silver to Congo Square by Ned Sublette

Hungry Town: A Culinary History of New Orleans: The City Where Food Is Almost Everything by Tom Fitzmorris

Thelonious Monk: the life and times of an American original by Robin D. G. Kelley

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell

Nadirs = (Niederungen) by Herta Müller
translated and with an afterword by Sieglinde Lug

Corporate Diversity: Swiss Graphic Design and Advertising by Geigy, 1940 - 1970 by Andres Janser, Barbara Junod, Karin Gimmi, R. Roger Remington, Yvonne Zimmerman
I did not actually read the whole book, merely browsed and sampled. There are some great, classic graphic designs featured.

The passport by Herta Müller translated by Martin Chalmers

Fabulous New Orleans by Lyle Saxon
[A 1988 reprint by Pelican Press of the 1950 reprint of the 1928 original. Christmas gift.]

Letter to My Daughter: A Novel by George Bishop
Advance Reader's Edition

Listened to:

There's a (slight) chance I might be going to Hell: [a novel of sewer pipes, pageant queens, and big trouble] by Laurie Notaro, read by Susan Denaker

The Traveler: [a novel] by John Twelve Hawks, read by Scott Brick

The Associate by John Grisham, read by Erik Singer

No way to treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley, read by Grover Gardner

Searching for paradise in Parker, PA by Kris Radish, read by Barbara McCulloh

Inside Drucker's brain byJeffrey A. Krames, read by Sean Pratt

Buyology : truth and lies about why we buy by Martin Lindstrom

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, read by Brian Emerson

Genghis: bones of the hills by Conn Iggulden, read by Richard Ferrone

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis, read by Anthony Heald

Thelonious Monk by Thelonious Monk, Legacy (2000) To accompany reading a biography of Monk

Monk alone: the complete Columbia solo studio recordings of Thelonious Monk by Thelonious Monk, Columbia/Legacy (1998) To accompany reading a biography of Monk

The complete Blue Note recordings by Thelonious Monk, Blue Note (1994) To accompany reading a biography of Monk

The Humbling by Philip Roth, read by Dick Hill

Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse, read by Martin Jarvis

The prince of tides by Pat Conroy read by Frank Muller

Googled: the end of the world as we know it by Ken Auletta, read by Jim Bond

Celebrated cases of Judge Dee: [an authentic eighteenth-century Chinese detective novel] translated by Robert van Gulik, read by Mark Bramhall with Lorna Raver & Stefan Rudnicki

Breach of faith: Hurricane Katrina and the near death of a great American city by Jed Horne, read by Andrew L. Barnes

The last Dickens: [a novel] by Matthew Pearl, read by Paul Michael

Handle with care by Jodi Picoult, read by a full cast (Celeste Ciulla, Jessica Almasy, Jim Colby, Charlotte Perry, Alma Cuervo, Cassandra Morris)

While my sister sleeps by Barbara Delinsky, read by Cassandra Campbell

The dart league king by Keith Lee Morris, read by Nick Landrum

Football genius: a novel by Tim Green, read by Tim Green and the Full Cast family

Body movers. 2 bodies for the price of 1 by Stephanie Bond, read by Cassandra Campbell

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith, read by Robert Ian Mackenzie

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Blog Anniversary, etc.

Well, it is my son's birthday (again), and it also means that my blog is having its anniversary also. I started this five years ago today. And, no, I did not do it on my son's birthday on purpose.

This year was the first time in a very long time that I did not attend ALA Annual, and as a result I don't have the same kind of "post-ALA blues" which I wrote about in my first "real" post on July 7, 2005.

My posting patterns have changed over the years, as has the content. I am about to head out on vacation, and for the blog I have two goals: 1) finish editing three posts from April 2009 to wrap up the PLA Spring Symposium; and 2) to spend some time reflecting on where this blog is going to go.

We will be in Northern Minnesota, and have been told that cell service is "spotty" but that the resort has wi-fi.

Stay tuned....