The Love of Tiger Flower: A Tale by Robert Vavra around the paintings of Fleur Cowles

January 21, 2012
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 “Just as roses have thorns as sharp as claws, tigers have sentiments as soft as flowers. This charming book will lull you into its fantasies in a most beguiling way.” – Princess Grace of Monaco The Premise: Once upon a time, a tiger fell in love with a flower. The flower loved the tiger just […]

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Cannonball Read 4: On Badasses and Inspiration

January 20, 2012
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By now, most of you know that I decided to participate in my first ever Cannonball Read this year. And while I have 5 books under my belt, I only have 1 review posted. I could give you all kinds of reasons for why I haven’t finished and submitted the other four reviews (they are […]

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My First Cannonball Read: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

January 8, 2012
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Sometimes, you think that you can boil everything down to a simple platitude. And, when you finally realize that life doesn’t work that way, you are left to re-evaluate. I read Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for the first time when I was 15. It seemed like the thing to read at the time. I […]

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It’s Time to Bring It

January 1, 2012
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For the most part, 2011 was not a good year for me. Yes, I made some great friends at work and am about to go into business with one of them. And, yes, I really enjoyed writing for TVGasm (Mob Wives starts tonight, and I’ll be recapping the hell out of it). But, for the […]

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I’m Scurred!

April 14, 2011
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So much has happened since the last time I posted. I had no idea that things would go as sideways as they did, but that’s just the way that life rolls. So, here is the synopsis: Work got crazy hectic.  I am at super work overload and it pays my bills so it’s the priority. […]

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Mmmm…Colin

March 7, 2011
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In all these years, my opinion has not changed at all. Original post, except it was written a few years earlier and then there were server issues.

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The Reasons Don’t Matter…

March 5, 2011
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I am still working on the reviews of both Daria and Louisa May Alcott’s Blood and Thunder Stories. That has not changed. I have been thinking though. The thing that always kept me going as a blogger was my joy in reading books that had been banned. So, now I have to get back to […]

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My Oscar Boycott, 13 Years and Holding

February 27, 2011
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I would like to thank all of my friends who have tried to convince me to change my mind about this over the years. Your efforts are very much appreciated. Each time you post the menu for your Oscar Viewing Party, or call me up all excited about the nominations, I stop and reconsider this […]

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Die Screaming Motherf***er: Charly Baltimore’s Long Kiss Goodnight

February 19, 2011
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I’ve thought many times about reviewing The Long Kiss Goodnight. It is one of my favorite movies mainly, because it features one of the best female lead roles ever! A few years back, I created a list of my favorite Ass-Kicking Heroines and while Charly didn’t make the original list (I was trying to focus […]

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The Daria Re-Watch 2011: Cast of Characters, Part 1

February 16, 2011
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I Netflixed Daria: The Complete Series as soon as it became available. The problem was that I hadn’t taken the time to move it up in my cue as I drifted through some of my more ridiculous life changes. But, I am going to remedy that mistake by presenting you with my interpretation(s) of the […]

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