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Category: Books

Book Review: Knots and Crosses

Posted by : | July 20, 2015

(Photo note: That’s the ancient 12th century Holyrood Abbey, my favorite thing I saw in Edinburgh. And enjoy some more photos from my trip below!) I’d never heard of author Ian Rankin until I went

Summer of Darkness Mashup: Film Noir + Agatha Christie!

Posted by : | July 10, 2015

Happy Friday! Oh hell yeah it is what with my fave TV channel Turner Classic Movie’s (TCM) glorious #SummerofDarkness. Each Friday TCM and czar of noir host Eddie Muller bring you a film noir marathon

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Standing in line for ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ – The Epic True Story

Posted by : | July 1, 2015

Sure, I could review Holly Madison’s new book Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, but I haven’t read it. It’s not really my genre of choice, and to

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Air Force Gator II: Scales Of Justice is Another Book That Exists

Posted by : | June 9, 2015

If ever there was a literary work that demanded a follow-up, author/videogame writer Dan Ryckert’s Air Force Gator is not it. Mostly because I don’t think it quite classifies as a literary work, despite

Ballet: Don Quixote

Posted by : | April 28, 2015

I thought of it as cultural CliffsNotes. I was only a few chapters into the 940-page, two-volume behemoth book myself. Don’t get me wrong, I’m lovin’ Don Quixote! The book is satirical and really really funny.