Archive > June 2013

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Rating: This is a book for book lovers, and for those interested in technological advances. These would seem to be contradictory desires, but Robin Sloan seamlessly weaves the reverence for beautifully-bound tomes with the excitement of Google and programming and code-breaking and all it may have to offer. There’s a secret society and a cute […]

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Rating: As many of you know, I have been slogging cheerfully making my way through the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die.  As a companion to this list, there is a 1001 Movies to See Before You Die, which I am also keeping tabs on. As a bonus, I can cross items off my […]

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Casino Royale

Rating: I know very little about James Bond. When I was a kid, we used to watch a cartoon about James Bond, Jr. (his son, I presume?), and all I can recall is him saying “My name is Bond. James Bond. Junior.” So now, every time I hear Bond revealing his name to someone, I […]

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