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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Book Review: Last Child in the Woods (Book 71 of 100)

Last Child In The Woods is Richard Louv's new book on what he calls "nature deficit". When he was a kid he says children spent all their all time outdoors when they weren't in school or doing homework. Now kids spend countless hours watching screens be they computer, TV, or cellphone screens. This... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Book Review: Don't Eat this Book (Book 70 of 100)

As many of you know, I like morgan spurlock. Granted, I also think he's crazy for putting his health on the line with Supe size Me. In case you missed the movie, he ate McDonald’s 30 days straight and nearly died. Don't Eat this Book was the companion volume to the movie. it contained all the really... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Movie Review: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

When John Smith saves Jane's life in a bar in Bogota they are soon to become Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The problem is the Smiths have a secret from the world and each other. They are both international assassins. He thinks she's the "Batman of computers." She thinks he works in construction. Trouble... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Book Review: Angela, Private Citizen (Book 69 out of a100)

This is the third book in the Angela series. Angela is a first grader now and is entering prime mistake territory. Her first mistake using her parents 1040 form to send money to the government, not realizing that her mom and dad needed that form to file for themselves. She's convinced that the IRS... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Restaurant Review: The Blue Tomato, eat here!

Belchertown is a semi-rural New England community. Businesses don’t last long here. Once they open and close within the same month Six months ago, the Blue Tomato tried to buck the trend. They specialize in Asian foodstuffs, fresh spices, and pasta. The store recently started providing homemade... Sign in to see full entry.

Book Review: James Harriot's Favorite Dog Stories (Book 68 of 100)

This three disc book is collection of vet Jim Harriot's favorite dog tales. I'd heard all the tales but one and that may be included in Every Living Thing, which I haven't read yet. I'm waiting for it to arrive from my audiobook club; it's in the mail they say. The introduction was also new material... Sign in to see full entry.

Book Review: First Among Sequels (67 of 100)

I’m relieved that there is one more Jasper Fforde novel. It’s called shades of Grey. I had thought First Among Sequels was the last and was sad for the loss of Jasper. First Among Sequels is the story of Thursday, her husband Landen Parke-Laine, and her two/three, it depends; read the book and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Book Review: The Fourth Bear ( Book 66 of 100)

The Fourth Bear is the second and sadly last current volume in the Nursery Crime series by Jasper Fforde. This may seem silly, but I didn't realize that Jack Spratt is the Jack Sprat (with one T) who could eat no fat and his first wife could eat no lean, which is why she died. I never heard of this... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Book Review: Anatomy of Greed (Book 65 of 100)

This is probably the least Martina book in my 100 book project. It tells the story of Brian Cruver, ex-Enron trader and resident company new guy. He worked at Enron less than one year when, as they say, the shit hit the fan. Being a liberal, anti-capitalist I was sick when the Enron mess happened. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Book Review: Mom, You're Fired! (Book 64 of 100)

When I was a kid, I read a book called Oh, Honestly Angela! It was the cute story with an adorable six-year-old kid sister. I didn't know this was a series of 4 books at the time, or I would live read them at the time. The author, Nancy K. Robinson died at 51 in 1994. The year I went to college. I... Sign in to see full entry.

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