Monthly Archive: August 2008

bookrev: Boomsday by Christopher Buckley 1

bookrev: Boomsday by Christopher Buckley

A welcome break from the barrage of convention and election news, Boomsday is satire at its finest, featuring not only a headline grabbing idea on how to salvage the social security system, but a...

bookrev: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer 2

bookrev: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse, the third book in Ms. Meyer’s Twilight series, escalates the human-vampire-werewolf triangle, and provides deeper background on the werewolf legends, vampire armies and the ever-present threats of Victoria and the Volturi. As with...

New Winner in the Paperback Doorstop Sweepstakes 1

New Winner in the Paperback Doorstop Sweepstakes

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson has been my previous thickest paperback book (or book that I would most use as a doorstop, a step-ladder or a replacement for a bookend). At more than 1,150 pages...

David Byrne and Brian Eno together again 0

David Byrne and Brian Eno together again

The Talking Head’s live album “Stop Making Sense” was the staple at our Rugby games, the tunes that got us jazzed up to play. The movie of “Stop Making Sense” (cue the visual of...

bookrev: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer 1

bookrev: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

The second book in Ms. Meyer’s Twilight series, New Moon brings the werewolves into the storyline, and expands the world of the vampires, while extending the relationship of Bella and Edward to include Jacob,...

bookrev: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 2

bookrev: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight is the first of four books by Stephanie Meyer telling the story of Isabelle (Bella) Swan, who encounters vampires and werewolves in Washington State. The book is very much targeted at Young Adults;...

bookrev: The Dragon’s Nine Sons by Chris Roberson 1

bookrev: The Dragon’s Nine Sons by Chris Roberson

This is the third book I’ve read authored by Chris Roberson, and, although each of the three was quite different (Paragaea was Edgar Rice Burroughs-ish; Here, There and Everywhere was excellent time travel), all...

Favre-Jets, Olajuwon-Raptors, Emmitt-Cardinals 1

Favre-Jets, Olajuwon-Raptors, Emmitt-Cardinals

Hakeem Olajuwon played 17 seasons for the Houston Rockets, and one season at the end of his career for the Toronto Raptors. After averaging over 21.5 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocked shots per...

bookrev: Playing for Pizza by John Grisham 1

bookrev: Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

I’ve been lucky enough not only to travel to Italy, but to have some excellent Italian friends.   By myself and with my family and co-workers, I’ve been to Milan, Venice, Parma, Rome, Verona and...

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