Teaser Tuesday 12/16/2014: “Gone Girl

So this week, having finished A Tale of Two Cities:

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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.*

I have now moved on to Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, thereby reducing the “twenty-one people who haven’t read it” to twenty.

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Exit, stage right.

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Not A Review Of “Happy Valley”

As some readers may recall, about a year ago we discovered “Breaking Bad” on Netflix, in which seemingly mild-mannered chemistry teacher Walter White transforms himself into feared crystal meth lord “Heisenberg”, and my wife promptly became addicted to it. (The show, not crystal meth.) After we ran out of “Breaking Bad” episodes, my wife charged me with finding another show that was just (or at least, almost) as good. That search did not go well … until “Happy Valley” came along:

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Why does that old Winnebago have bullet holes in the door?

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Teaser Tuesday 11/25/2014: “A Tale of Two Cities”

It was the best of times … it was the worst of times … it was time to read A Tale of Two Cities, that Dickensian classic, which I somehow never picked up until it appeared for free on the BookBub mailing list.

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing."

“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.”

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Not A Review Of “Just Like Heaven”

So having in recent weeks subjected my wife to “Snowpiercer” (“What kind of train has an aquarium and a nightclub in it?”) and “Ender’s Game” (“All I’ve figured out so far is it’s a bunch of kids playing video games.”), I decided we needed something she might actually pay attention to. Enter “Just Like Heaven“, AKA the romantic comedy where the ghost of Tracy Flick meets the Incredible Hulk, with an assist from Napoleon Dynamite. Or something like that.

Attack of the Fifty Foot Flick

Attack of the Fifty Foot Flick

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Teaser Tuesday 11/4/2014: “Lore of The Witch World”

So this week, having ditched two other free books — one just for being poorly written, another for having a Too Dumb To Live protagonist (seriously, after the second or third time you ignore explicit instructions to stay on the path and not to talk to the monsters, you deserve whatever you get) — I’ve picked up Lore of the Witch World, an anthology of stories plus a novelette by Andre Norton.

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Despite her fur-lined boots and gloves, Babette still felt cold. She couldn’t quite figure out why.

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Teaser Tuesday 10/28/2014: “The Sekhmet Bed”

So at the moment I’m reading The Sekhmet Bed, by Lavender Ironside, which may or may not be a pseudonym, but is an Awesome McCoolname nevertheless.

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Confined to a wheelchair after being paralyzed by a Death-Eater attack, Lavender Brown Ironside continues to fight for Hogwarts, for justice, and to get Ron Weasley to pay attention to her

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