Worst Films of 2017

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The Mist The Mist was a horror novella written by Stephen King.  The TV series is loosely based on that novella with some pretty awful writing and casting.  A small town in Maine nestled in the middle of mountains comes … Continued

Worst Films of 2017

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More of the worst films of 2017.  Seriously bad. 13 Reasons Why The idea behind this film (and the original novel) is an interesting one, a girl who commits suicide plots it ahead of time by leaving several audiocassettes in … Continued

Cold Comes the Night

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This is an interesting little film I never heard of before I watched it.  It has a very clever ending, very unexpected. Chloe is a young mother working as a night clerk at a motel.  In exchange for working there, … Continued

The Fall Season 1

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The Fall is a British/Irish series that follows the killing spree of a serial killer in Belfast, Ireland.  He seems your average Joe, a husband with a wife and two small children, but inside he carries a lot of hatred … Continued

Mapping the World

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Mapping the World by Caroline and Martine Laffon, while not nearly as nice as the previous map books I’ve reviewed, is still a nice selection of maps. 8 out of 10 stars.  This book also had some beautiful maps.  One of … Continued

Map: Exploring the World

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Map: Exploring the World by John Hessler is a beautiful collection of artistic maps from 1500 BC to present day. 10 out of 10 stars.  This is a beautiful book filled with an assortment of maps from battle maps to … Continued

The Art of the Map

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The Art of the Map: An Illustrated History of Map Elements and Embellishments by Dennis Reinhartz is a large oversized volume full of old maps, rare maps from centuries ago that are beautiful. 8 out of 10 stars.  For anyone … Continued

Woodburning by Betty Auth

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Woodburning by Betty Auth is a cool book with some interesting and visually appealing projects made of wood. 8 out of 10 stars.  I love wood and am in awe of the artists at art fairs who work with wood … Continued

Whisper Painting

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Whisper Painting by Suzy Eaton is a book designed to help you make artistic wall covering.  Think wallpaper made from household papers. 2 out of 10 stars.  For what it is, it’s unique.  It’s not like you can go to … Continued

Grizzly by Christine Andreae

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Grizzly by Chrstine Andreae is a 1996 murder mystery that takes place in the mountains of northern Montana. 2 out of 10 stars.  This was another really bad novel.  Nothing happened in the entire first half of the book.  The … Continued

The Bear by Claire Cameron

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The Bear by Claire Cameron is a novel told completely from the point of view of a five year-old named Anna who tries surviving in the wilderness after her parents are brutally killed by a bear at their campsite. 0 … Continued

Mathew Scudder Novels in Order

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If you enjoyed A Walk Among the Tombstones, then you may like the other novels in the Mathew Scudder character series. Here they are in order: 1. The Sins of the Fathers 1975. The hooker was young, pretty…and dead, butchered … Continued

Everybody Dies

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Everybody Dies is the 14th novel in the Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block. Although Block’s writing has significantly deteriorated (the dialogue is nothing more than sentence fragments with no subject and no verb) the plot was at least engaging. … Continued

The Devil Knows You’re Dead

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The Devil Knows You’re Dead is #11 in the Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block and the ninth Scudder novel I’ve read. It is by far the worst, considerably less of a murder mystery and more of the musings of … Continued

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