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Library victory: Four new mysteries, one low price

I have been reading my way, out of order, through Henning Mankell’s Wallander series, as I’ve noted elsewhere. The mysteries are a striking combination of the usual detective tome — crimes are committed and investigated — and social commentary literature, … Continue reading

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Pre-Order the New George W. Bush Disaster

I get the mass e-mails from Borders about upcoming sales. This just came through: I don’t even know what to do with this. It’s like the rumored Dick Cheney autobiography. Do I want to read it? Yes, yes, a thousand … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

YES. Written by the same guy (Seth Grahame Smith) who did the original of this new spate of books, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is, for my money, the best of the brood. I’d also like to say, this … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Project: 100 Great Mysteries

At the same time that I’m trying to thin out my bookshelves in preparation for my move, I’ve also taken on a new reading project.  I found this list of the 100 Top Crime Novels of All Time, according the … Continue reading

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And on the non-film front

So, 2008 wasn’t the best reading year for me.  I read quite a bit, but much of it was required (I did take that good old master’s exam in April, after all), and after that I just completely went blank … Continue reading

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The non-fiction brigade, apparently.

Over the weekend, while traveling, I read Mohammad Yunus’s book Banker to the Poor. It’s about, roughly, how he grew up and started the Grameen Bank.  Grameen gives very small loans to very poor individuals, mostly women, with no collateral, … Continue reading

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Reading, watching, listening

Just a list, so I can remember later.  What I’ve read, seen, and listened to lately, other than the NCAA tourney.

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Two good Easter Sunday reads

Here are three pieces that have entertained the heck out of me in the last 24 hours: The Washington Post’s Tom Shales has a great piece on Ryan Seacrest. It’s half-admiring, half… I don’t know. Stunned? Troubled? Mocking? Basically, Shales … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, write

It’s raining today, and tomorrow, and the next day.  Oregon, woo.  I’m supposed to be working on my thesis today — self-proscribed plan of re-engagement in the whole thing — but I can’t seem to get there.  The problem is … Continue reading

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Today is just yesterday’s hangover

Yesterday sucked. Teaching, as usual — that was fine, except for the part where it’s still too early in the day for me.  But then, my group and I had a 2-hour presentation on the educational system of Russia for … Continue reading

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