I recently finished reading Marisha Pessl’s novel, Night Film. This thriller centers on Scott McGrath, an investigative journalist who’s looking into the death of Ashley Cordova. Ashley, the 24-year-old daughter of the mysterious and infamous cult film director Stanislas Cordova, has apparently committed suicide in an abandoned warehouse. McGrath had investigated Cordova about five years before, believing the film director was into something illicit. This proved to be a humiliating mistake for McGrath.
I was a teenager when the Lord of the Rings movies were released, and it wasn’t long before they carried me away. My previous excursions into the fantasy genre had mostly consisted of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wizard of Oz, and animated Disney movies—but the Rings movies were something else entirely.
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I bought a used Digital SLR camera. The owner’s manual was not included. Manufacturer’s manuals available online have the word “copy” emblazoned across each page. A search through the MCPL catalogue quickly introduced me to three books available on Safari Technical Books:
If you love cinema, eventually you’re going to start looking beyond Hollywood for entertainment. Often that means watching a foreign language film. Unless you speak or understand the language in question, this brings up a point of much contention: dubbed or subbed?
Several months ago, I heard that a movie I have been waiting years for is finally being released in theaters this month (March 14th). Veronica Mars was a teen drama that aired from 2004 to 2007. While it only got three seasons before it was cancelled (for whatever ridiculous reasons), it was a very popular show about a teen detective who solves the mystery of her best friends murder, as well as a variety of other cases along the way. The opening song was We Used to Be Friends by the Dandy Warhols.
My favorite author is Debbie Macomber. She is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and one of today’s most popular writers. More than 170 million copies of her books are in print worldwide. One of the reasons I like her is because she brings the characters in her books to life in ways that we can relate to them. Everything does not turn out exactly as we as readers want, and she can always keep you guessing. I don't like when I can figure out what's going to happen within the first chapter of a book.
Blog Offers Excerpts from Current and Backlisted Nonfiction Titles
Something about my Google searching and Facebook posting recently generated a suggestion that I check out DelanceyPlace.com, a blog dedicated to publishing nearly daily excerpts from current and backlisted nonfiction titles, most notably those dedicated to historical subjects.
Curious me, I checked it out and immediately discovered that it spoke to my inner history nerd. (But let me make it clear, I'm still a little creeped out by how well social media algorithms predicted that I would like it.)