Author Archives: smellincoffee

About smellincoffee

Citizen, librarian, reader with a boundless wonder for the world and a curiosity about all the beings inside it.

Er Ist Wieder Da

Er Ist Wieder Da  |  Look Who’s Back! © 2011 Timur Vermes 401 pages “Herr Hitler … I’m calling to ask whether you’d like to write a book?” “I already have,” I said. “Two, in fact.” Hitler’s back, and boy … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Aerial Geology

Aerial Geology: A High Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks © 2017 Mary Caperton Morton 308 pages   It was love at first sight, me and this book. There  I was, cruising BooksAMillion … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Top Ten Books I Read and Read Again

Today Top Ten Tuesday is celebrating its tenth birthday. I’ve been participating off and on since a month or so after its inception, and I’ve enjoyed it over the years. Today its host is asking readers to revisit or expand … Continue reading

Posted in memes and surveys | 9 Comments

Seven of Nine

Star Trek Voyager: Seven of Nine © 1998 Christie Golden 233 pages Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked into a pie It began with a bird. A single black bird — … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Scams, beer, and the Constitution

This past week I’ve read a few books which haven’t gotten full reviews, but I wanted to mention them anyway:. Scam Me if You Can, Frank Abanagle Jr. If that name sounds familiar to you, Abnagle’s youthful feats in fraud … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

To Wake the Giant

To Wake the Giant: A Novel of Pearl Harbor © 2020 Jeff Shaara 528 pages In To Wake the Giant,  Jeff Shaara returns to World War 2, this time with a curveball.  Unlike most of his other novels,  Wake the … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

American Terrorist

American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing ©  2001, 2015 Lou Michel & Dan Herberck 426 pages   During a recreation period one day, a prisoner in an adjoining cage poured his heart out to McVeigh, telling him … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Corona Diary #8

Well, the partial re-opening lasted exactly a month. In the face of skyrocketing ‘rona rates across the state, and particularly in the county,  the library today shifted back to curbside-only.   (Since May 18th, we have been following a split schedule:  … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged | 4 Comments

Ruby Ridge

Every Knee Shall Bow / Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family © 1995, 2002  Jess Walter 416 pages “[….] people ought not to be murdered by their own government.” The inherent brutality of the police … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Tully WAS known as the Roman king of coke

Image | Posted on | Tagged | 2 Comments