Category Archives: Books

2012 Year-End Roundup – Some Top 5 Lists

Borrowing the idea from Nerdist, rather than just do a list of the best movies and TV shows of the year, I’m going to some more random lists. Makes it more interesting for all involved. Top 5 TV Shows That … Continue reading

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A Year in Movies – Looking Back at 2012 pt 2

101 movies is a lot to go through, so I’m breaking my list up into two parts. For a formal introduction to this list and for movies 1-50, please click here. Now for movies 51-101… 51. The Amazing Spiderman (AMC) … Continue reading

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And now there’s a True Blood Cookbook. Of course.

So now this is a thing, is it? Cookbooks based on movies or TV shows seems to be all the rage – The Hunger Games has one, Game of Thrones has two, Mad Men has one, The Sopranos would obviously … Continue reading

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Goodbye David Rakoff

When David Rakoff passed away last Thursday, we lost one of our great sardonic voices. He was an essayist that several people might have mistaken with David Sedaris – they both were featured on This American Life, they both published … Continue reading

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Characters for an Epic Tale – Create Your Own!

While the illustrator of this image calls them “epic tales”, almost all of thesethese characters seem to be directly out of fairy tales and mythology. (Technology-based characters aside, of course.) The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, Andrew Lang*, … Continue reading

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The Comfort of Rereading Books

Currently, I am on my fourth go around with A Clash of Kings, the 2nd book in the now-ridiculously popular Song of Ice and Fire series (aka Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin. I’ve read book 1 about five … Continue reading

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RIP Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday at age 91. For anyone who has had any interest in science fiction, fantasy, and indeed fiction from the mid-20th century onward, Bradbury had an effect on them. Beyond Fahrenheit 451, probably his best known work, … Continue reading

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