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« Reply #1530 on: January 12, 2015, 08:44:57 AM »

2015 Leonard Maltin Movie Review Book.

 I read somewhere that the 2015 edition will be the last: I don't know how true that is.

It's true (unless Maltin changes his mind).
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« Reply #1531 on: January 13, 2015, 07:45:48 AM »

2015 Leonard Maltin Movie Review Book.

 I read somewhere that the 2015 edition will be the last: I don't know how true that is.

It's true (unless Maltin changes his mind).

I was hoping to perhaps read what his thoughts were on Searching For Sugarman: perhaps it's included.
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« Reply #1532 on: January 14, 2015, 01:51:26 PM »

Ye-es!

2 mysteries

Carol Miller's
Murder and Moonshine
1st novel

When an inoffensive old man's moonshine is poisoned, and the possible poisoner is killed in a vehicular accident, the heroine decides to investigate before she or her mother become the next victim. And our heroine finds herself trapped between a revenuer and a moonshiner.

Kristna Ohlsson's
The Disappeared
3rd in the Alex Recht series


2 non-fiction books

Elizabeth L. Cline's
Overdressed :
the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
1st non-fiction book

High cost in terms of economics, environmentalism, and geographic exploitation. While centering on female fashions and the East Coast, there are still things worth reading in it.

Sarah Pinborough's
Mayhem :
the Thames Torso Killer

Who, apparently killed 1 person in Paris and 4 in London, between 1886 and 1889, One reason this serial killer is not better known, as it killed at the same time and in the same place as the more notorious Jack the Ripper.


2 graphic novels

[Marvel's] The Heroic Age

a dozen opening chapters from a dozen comic books +
25 brief bios, featuring both friend and foe, on the character got their start in comic books +
a directory of 55 other characters. Again, both friend and foe, individuals and groups.

Doctor Who :
Prisoners of Time

3 doctors in 3 stories + all 11 doctors and 2 old friends from the past in the final story.
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« Reply #1533 on: January 23, 2015, 12:16:24 AM »

Downloaded a public domain translation of the Hindu epic "the Mahabharata." Since this is the longest poem ever written---3 times the length of the Old and New Testament together---I am not planning on finishing it anytime soon. I'll read a little here, a little there.


Hindu scripture is some of the best reading in the world. Arjuna's dialogues with Krishna are brilliant.
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« Reply #1534 on: January 24, 2015, 01:12:22 AM »

My reading spurts tend to come and go. Right now I'm reading the non-fiction The Eerie Silence by Paul Davies, a book on the search for extraterrestrial life. Musashi Miyamoto's Book of Five Rings. Daniel Dennett's Consciousness Explained, though that one will probably take awhile. The Feminist Papers by Alice s. Rossi, kind of old,but for a cheap pickup at a sale I thought it'd be worth a shot. And my two fictions Voltaire's Candide and Monster by A. Lee Martinez a book about a guy who runs a supernatural monster extermination service. I have a lot of other books that need reading, but those are the ones that capture the majority of my attention for now.
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