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Michael Crichton book reviews

I’ve been on a Michael Crichton kick lately, and thought I’d group all my reviews together (except for Congo, which I read a couple of months ago.)  To continue with the man vs. nature theme: Sphere – a pretty fast paced, some times … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

(note: this review is fairly spoiler free, fairly) So, I’ve been reading The Goldfinch for what feels like nigh unto eternity.  Rather than review it, I’ve decided to present my notes here, a la Live Tweet Style: – Why is … Continue reading

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Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ – Fort Worth, TX

I read about Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ somewhere and filed it away under my “places to try” mental folder.  So one afternoon when C and I were up in the north side of town heading to a movie, we decided … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter – 2012

Here’s a movie I was hoping to love!!  Some thoughts: I know, I know, it’s a movie.  A VAMPIRE movie.  But there was some serious liberties taken with the history here.  I have to mention it. I could have forgive … Continue reading

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Book Review Quickies

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for books lately… I need something fantastic, stat! Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout A collection of short stories focused on or related to the main character, Olive Kitteridge, this book was actually an … Continue reading

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