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Thanks, I will have to take a look at that. I haven't really seen any other docs, but I used to listen to podcasts at work and one of my favorites was the Leonard Lopate Show out of NY (WNYC in NY). He always has an interesting cast of people on that he interviews and many times I've heard Alice Waters and Michael Pollan interviewed as well as investigative journalists who did pieces in The New Yorker, or Harper's or other mags, about Monsantos. I've heard some stories...
Hey Back chickadee! I have been fascinated by the subject matter for years, having gone to christian schools and church literally 8 times a week(yes twice on Sundays) and my grandfather was a Mason.(don't know about the free part-he died before my fascination was in full bloom and stopped talking to me long before that)
I hope that your books are exciting and satisfy your thirst for adventure.
Sometimes I miss the characters from a good book and will reread it, and occasionally a book progresses much too fast and I hate to finish it because I know it’ll be a while before I can see them again.
You have an interesting shelf.
Dracula: Hearts of Stone (Dracula is a good guy)
We start with a shiny new pot of boiling water and add too many evil vampires, and not enough of the good biters. Toss in one suicidal Dracula; add a cup of mayhem and a dash of romance. Stir in some red sheriffs. Oh yes, and a pinch of mirth. Stir lovingly and you have a novel by A. J. Gallant. If it sounds like the recipe for you then you must read Dracula: Hearts of Stone.
Please check out my author page for excerpts:
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published a month it is a little discouraging. I can just picture my book underneath that pile being crushed. I didn’t think there were that many writers.
Not much I didn't already know. More naming names than anything. It was 33 keys to unlocking the lost symbol, so it was pretty much just supportive of whatever was in the lost symbol. i lurve Dan Brown so it was a no brainer for me. I have one about the Da Vinci Code also.
Yes, It tends to be sort of drawn out- I think you’ll like Blood Meridian, it’s my favourite McCarthy book. The Judge is easily the scariest character I’ve ever come across in a book! That McCarthy certainly has a way with bad guys! You have to let me know how you like it.
So, not sure if you’ve been to RR Expats lately, but I posted this in there- a friend of mine, Jerry M and I have started a new group. It’s for all genres, music, movies, TV and anything else that comes to mind. If you’re interested, check us out! It’s called Slippery Fish Island, for lyrics in a song written by Sam Roberts- ‘time’s a slippery, fish now’ too many books, not enough time :)
I lost my power and cable sometime Saturday night. I got my power back twenty three hours later and I got my cable about ten this morning. My computer is on my cable so no internet or regular TV for a few days. I was going crazy!!! But I had plenty of time to read.....which I enjoyed. I hope everything went ok for you. I haven't seen you on ~shelfari~ for awhile. I have missed you. Kiddies must be back in school now, so hope to see you on line soon..Take care and have a wonderful day.
Oh, poor kids- back to school already! (Yay- happy mom!). Mine goes back next week. Glad you are all doing well :)
Oh, yes- I’ve been itching to reread Meridian also, good idea! I think this would be my third time reading it, but I’ll still take something different away. It’s that kind of book.
Hi Angel!! Hope you’re doing well and you are all having a great summer (summer’s not over yet)! I secretly love fall most of all- but I hate winter... so I try to make summer last as long as possible. Yes, I’m the nut on the beach creeping up to October :)
Let’s see, I did read a great short story by Flannery O’Connor that I think you’d like- A Good Man is Hard to Find, not creepy exactly, but disturbing, I loved it. I think if you can find an anthology of her short stories it would be good. The rest of her work has been highly recommended. I had never read O’Connor before because Catholicism is prominent in her work, so I heard, but it wasn’t exactly in A Good Man... it was more good vs evil for me. I’d definitely like to read the rest of her work.
I thought you’d like that one :)
I know! Can you believe how much controversy is packed into that tiny book? I’ll definitely be checking out more by J.M. Coetzee, I think I’ll be reading The Life & Times of Michael K by Coetzee next- it comes highly recommended.