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Top 10 Tueday: Books On My Bookshelf

In fiction, writing on 05/09/2012 at 18:08

Top 10 Tuesday on a Wednesday? We’ve been slammed hard with a giant workload at STAHR, which in the end is a good thing! But it’s sort of derailed our publishing schedule. We will get on top of that next week, promise.

For now, let’s get into a Top 10. Directly across from my writing desk there are not one but TWO bookshelves rife with classics, graphic novels, YA serials and everything in between. Now, to somehow figure out my favorites…

NOTE: These two shelves (somehow) do not represent my entire library or my entire reading history, and also some of the books are behind other books, rendering them invisible, so these are only the books whose spines I can read.

10. “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo
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RECORDS REVIEW: Albums #30-26

In music on 05/07/2012 at 15:40

The countdown continues:

30. “Nevermind” by Nirvana

What’s there to say about Nirvana’s 1991 debut, recorded for just $65gs over two months, that hasn’t already been said? Read the rest of this entry »


In TV on 05/04/2012 at 14:58

As always, here are the quotes from last night. My “Parks and Recreation” review is up on, PLEASE GIVE IT FIVE STARS. Check out this article I wrote for

“If you’re watching this I’m dead. Or I’m just showing it to you. But I’m probably dead.” –Starburns Read the rest of this entry »

Some poetry on a gray day

In poetry, writing on 05/02/2012 at 18:21

Charlie wrapped up his poem a day challenge on Monday, here are a few we haven’t posted yet.

On an island off the coast of Spain
the regional dish is a fickle cuisine
and the cost of dinner is exquisite pain,
remorse, indigestion and feeling bad
because the daughter of the entree–
that’s her father on the tray!
She’s serving you her familial meat.
Don’t drink the wine, however seeming sweet.
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YA BOOK REVIEW: “The Predator”

In fiction, writing on 05/02/2012 at 18:00

In December of 2010 Scholastic announced they would be reprinting the first three titles in KA Applegate’s Animorphs series. Before Harry Potter, Animorphs was second only to R L Stein’s Goosebumps in terms of best-selling children’s books. That number is likely increasing, since books 4-6 were commissioned shortly after the inaugural title was released with this nifty new cover, and as of now up to the 8th entry of the series will be re-released.

As a lifelong KA fan, this news was all great to me, but the best part was having an excuse to start the series from the beginning. I’ve read the first four since they were released in the new format and this morning I finished the fifth.

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Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Songs from the 80s

In music, writing on 05/02/2012 at 17:43

Here’s your Top 10 Tuesday…on a Wednesday! Here are 10 songs from the 80s that will get stuck in your head just reading about. Click the title for the tune.

10. “Like A Prayer” by Madonna (1989)
Like A Prayer
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