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My Reading Recap for 2018

Best Book(s) read in 2018:  The Murderbot Diaries (all of them) by Martha Wells Best Short Fiction: The Martian Obelisk by Linda Nagata Best Tome: Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright Best Tolkien* Book: The Fall of Gondolin Best Non-Fiction:  Never … Continue reading

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Article: Animated Film On The ‘Kamikaze Plane’ Hits A Nerve In Asia

Animated Film On The ‘Kamikaze Plane’ Hits A Nerve In Asia http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/16/245068512/animated-film-on-the-kamikaze-plane-hits-a-nerve-in-asia A new Miyazaki film causing some controversy in Asia.  Hope I don’t have to wait years for the subtitled or dubbed version to hit America. Posted from WordPress … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Walk in the Woods by Bryson (3 Stars)

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson 3 out of 5 stars Read in August 2013 for the Stranger than Fiction book club sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library Brief Summary:  Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unbroken by Hillenbrand (4 Stars)

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 4 out of 5 stars Read in June 2013 Unbroken was the May (and unexpectedly June) 2013 selection for Stranger Than Fiction book discussion group sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library. I covered all the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Desert Fox (1951)

The Desert Fox (1951) 4 out of 5 stars I nearly jumped for joy when DirecTV announced the arrival of a ‘new’ HD channel to their line-up:  TCM (Turner Classic Movies).  I much prefer to watch ‘old’ movies when I … Continue reading

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