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Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan

The last time I played this game it was Captain Blood vs. The Scarlet Pimpernel, and the winner was Captain Blood. This time we'll put Captain Blood up against the hero from a recent read.  And guess what?  Turns out I have another pulp hero in my recent reads. Tarzan! So, Tarzan predates Captain Blood… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan

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Book Review: A Christmas Carol

Back in the bright red dawn of time when children didn't have their own DVD collections, when blurays and DVRs were just lights shining in the eyes of their creators, I waited at Christmas to see my favorite shows on the TV (without a remote) when they were actually scheduled. I actually had to sit through… Continue reading Book Review: A Christmas Carol

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Book Review: Tarzan of the Apes

So, this isn't my first time reading Tarzan.  I've actually read 3.5 books of the series.  Did you know that it's a series?  With 24 books?!  I didn't when I read the first one.  And I was PISSED at the end. Turns out the story most of us know actually covers the first couple of books.  I… Continue reading Book Review: Tarzan of the Apes

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Stack of something…read with me?

So, I'm going to start this new thing.  I'm not sure anyone will even care :).  However, I heart thebookrat.com and she does this deal where she presents five books that have been lingering on her shelves for a while and lets her readers vote on what she'll read next. I *might* have this little… Continue reading Stack of something…read with me?

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What do you find scary?

I've been thinking about this for a while.  Not actually scary--like public speaking or death or heights or what not.  But fictional scary.  Silence of the Lambs, ghost stories around the camp fire.Scary to me?  That part of Signs with Mel Gibson when the alien's fingers curl up from under the pantry door.  The piece of The… Continue reading What do you find scary?

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Now you know my theory about writers…

It's this, they all seem to be pretty crazy looking.  At least the ones I heartily love.  But here's the thing.  I've been working my way through P.G. Wodehouse for a while now. Jeeves is insanely funny, and the audio books are amazing.  The other day when I realized I just couldn't do King Solomon's Mines I… Continue reading Now you know my theory about writers…

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Here’s the truth…

Varney the Vampyre is crazy pants.  The book I mean, but honestly  the Vampyre admitted he was a Vampyre so....he's maybe not the best example ever.  I'm pretty sure secrecy is a good plan for those creatures of the night.   Now, there are pieces of this book that I absolutely love.  For example, the opening… Continue reading Here’s the truth…

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It’s a literary hero VS. hero. Dunh, dunh, dunh!

Captain Blood The Scarlet Pimpernel So these boys were both published in the early 1900s.  Scarlet Pimpernel came out in 1905.  Captain Blood was released 1922. Both were dandies.  Both were incredibly clever.  Both ignored the laws of their day and followed their own honor. (Though the Scarlet Pimpernel was far more "legal" than Captain… Continue reading It’s a literary hero VS. hero. Dunh, dunh, dunh!