Monthly Archives: January 2013

Book 9 The Moon is Down

Steinbeck was a great believer in free people.  Moon is Down is a story of an occupied town and those that are occupying it.  Though the conqueror comes in, Steinbeck makes the argument that a free people can’t be conquered. … Continue reading

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Song of the Day – Positively 4th Street

Bob Dylan was the master of the kiss off. He combined genius and douchebaggery into a personalized and self centered poetic justice. One Dylan story is that he met an old girlfriend on the street, she’d gotten married in the … Continue reading

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Book 8 – Good Omens I have read this book before.  About six years ago I gave it to my cousin who was going back to the Navy.  He left the book in our grandmother’s car and I never saw … Continue reading

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Book 7 The Diary of Anne Frank

http://www.amazon.com/Diary-Young-Girl-Anne-Frank/dp/0307594009/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359350604&sr=8-1&keywords=the+diary+of+anne+frank “Didn’t you have to do that in Middle School?” That was the question that someone asked me when I told them that I was reading the Diary of Anne Frank.  The answer is “Yes” I did but, as with … Continue reading

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Book 6 – She Let Herself Go

http://www.amazon.com/She-Let-Herself-Go-Poems/dp/080714276X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359001401&sr=8-2&keywords=she+let+herself+go   Honestly, my first fear with reading the book was that I was going to understand the cover picture.  I have theories, but I don’t want to talk to them, but basically I think the titular woman who let … Continue reading

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Book Five – Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

http://www.amazon.com/Team-Rivals-Political-Abraham-ebook/dp/B000N2HBSO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358823885&sr=8-1&keywords=team+of+rivals First off, it is a long book.  The version I got was a movie tie-in to Lincoln.  I do not know what it made that claim.  There were only a few parts that seemed to be taken from it, … Continue reading

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Book 4 – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

http://www.amazon.com/Tinker-Tailor-Soldier-Spy-George/dp/014312093X/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358310032&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=Tinkerer+Tailor+soldier+spy This was one of my favorite movies from two years ago.  I was drawn to it because of the cast, which included Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, William Hurt and Gary Oldman in the lead role.  Honestly, they would have … Continue reading

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