Updates from the library

Library Alert: We need to mention that the HOA is asking all facility spaces to have a sign-in sheet to show use by residents. Thank you to those using our new sign-in sheet! To those unaware of it, please find it on the desk just to your left when entering the library.

Donations continue to the Robson Ranch Library, and this article will share some of the new titles. Recently the library received a batch of DVDs for your movie watching pleasure. Most of them seem like “guy” movies.


For the lover of retro flicks, there are spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. Fistful of Dollars was Clint Eastwood’s first leading role. For a Few Dollars More and Good, Bad, and Ugly round out this trio of movies.

A second trio of movies was directed by Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Inglorious Bastards. These three are a good introduction to Tarantino’s style, but be warned, he uses lots of violence. The third film contains, to my mind, the most tension-filled scene ever.

Man on Fire is a 2004 thriller starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken and Tony Scott.

Moving on to a totally different medium, we have a passel of new puzzles added to the collection:

Stranger in the Woods

Vanishing Prairie

Hummingbird II

Deep Blue Sea

Fall in East Topsham


Books definitely lean toward the crime/mystery genre:

Dance of the Bones J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker, two of New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s most acclaimed series characters, join forces for the first time in one of the most suspenseful works of her career.

Robert Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins is Atkins’ second novel based on the late Parker’s famous series. The library has this title in print and on CDs.

Eye for an Eye by Ben Coes. When Dewey Andreas uncovers the identity of a mole embedded at a high level in Israel’s Mossad, it triggers a larger, more dangerous plot.

Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.


In a different vein is the true life adventure tale of a mountain climber: Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest by Beck Weathers and Stephen G. Michaud. We have this title in book and DVD format.

Amazon Review: Left for Dead is a deeply personal story told in first person by a variety of people who contributed to the survival of Beck Weathers (Dallas resident) during the Everest accident of 1996 that left nine climbers dead. It goes past the tragedy to discuss why Weathers got involved in climbing in the first place, his lengthy and painful recovery and the all-important relationship with his wife Margaret (also called Peach). The overall tone is straightforward and conversational, but no matter how plainly they are told, the events of that climb are sure to bring tears. Still you’ll find yourself laughing just pages later when Weathers gets his rescue team to sing Chain of Fools while hiking back to safety. The Everest deaths affected people around the world, and this chronicle of one survivor and his family is a hopeful reminder of the good that can result from such tragedies.