Category: Books, Food, Movies

Anybody Else Read The Books I’ve Read Lately?

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Tell Your Friends      I got into a kind of learn/personal development kick this summer, with a sprinkling of fiction in there to keep me sane. Problem is, I don’t know anyone else who’s read these books, so I have nobody to talk to. Here’s my list: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity …

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You know what grinds my gears?

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Tell Your Friends      I’m usually a pretty tolerant guy, but some things just tick me off. I’m pretty sure it’s not just me.  It must be just about everybody else too, right? Why does the movie based on the book ALWAYS suck?  In related news, why is the sequel kinda crappy and the threequel even worse …

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A Shade of Vampire sucks! Read this instead.

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Tell Your Friends      I love a good book as much as the next guy, so when Beth asked me to read this book hailed as the next great thing since Harry Potter, how could I refuse? She wasn’t telling me because she’d read it, or even knew someone who has, just that she knows I love …

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Review of “Dead Men Kill”

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Tell Your Friends      I’d read two books for Galax Press, publishers of the fictional works of L. Ron Hubbard, in the past, so when they offered to send me a third to review, I jumped at the chance. These books are marketed as from the Golden Age of storytelling.  These stories are all from the 1930s …

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SOMEBODY KNOCK MY SOCKS OFF!

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Tell Your Friends        I read all the time, but I have to be honest, it’s been an awfully long time since anything has really blown me away.   I want a knock-your-socks-off kind of book!   The last two books to do this for me were To Kill A Mockingbird and The Martian.   I just …

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On My Bedside Table

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Tell Your Friends      I’ve just finished three books. All were recommendations given to me when I reached out to the internet a few weeks back. Here’s a progress report:

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Applachian Trail: A Dream

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Tell Your Friends      As a native New Englander (I’d say Mainer, but I was born in New Hampster and didn’t move up here until I was a few months old), I have always had a special place in my heart for the Appalachian Trail.  I think that comes from being at the very end of the …

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8 Books In 6 Weeks

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Tell Your Friends       Here’s the true litmus test as to how hectic I perceive my life to be: how much reading have I gotten done? When things get really crazy, I retreat into the world of literature. Fiction, mostly. An avid reader, I get almost panicky when I’m finishing a book and don’t yet have …

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That’s Some Good TV Right There

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Tell Your Friends  1    We watch a lot of television. And by watch, I mean pay some attention to while fiddling with our iPads and folding laundry in the evenings. There are shows that everyone likes (Good luck, Charlie) and shows that are more selective in their audiences, like Pawn Stars (Liv calls it “that show …

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What’cha Reading?

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Tell Your Friends  2    I love all things pop culture. I can’t even lie about it. I pride myself on knowing a little bit about EVERYTHING!  But living in the sticks with three kids who go to bed at 8:00 doesn’t leave a lot of time for museums, theater, or fine dining, but it’s custom made …

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I Have A Crush On Gillian Flynn

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Tell Your Friends      I have a crush on Gillian Flynn. There, I said it.  Not personally, of course; I’m married.  But she’s a heck of an author. Granted, I’ve only read 1 ¾ of her books, but I can’t get enough of this woman. Has anyone else had this experience? I read Gone Girl, because I’m …

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BigCalfGuy Book Club Review: I Am Malala

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Tell Your Friends      I read “I Am Malala” after seeing Malala Yousafzai on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She was so poised and confident, despite her small stature and even smaller voice. I was compelled to learn her story. Especially after she told Jon that she didn’t even hate the man who shot her in …

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