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  • #46
    My brother is ashamed I'd never read The Stand so when he got his new, complete copy he brought it over. WTF? I cannot find any comfortable position to read this thing. I need to get a scaffolding to hold it. So far, I need to try reading when I'm not exhausted because I'm having trouble keeping the names straight.

    I read Pamie's book and it was an easy read. A couple stories in it CMSU but they're from Squishy so some of you are probably already familiar with them.

    Also read SpyGirl and that was quick and pretty good.

    I had loved Girl with a Pearl Earring but I've got the author's new book The Lady and the Unicorn and I don't like it so far even though in this case, I'm actually more familiar with the art. For some reason, this one is reading like really bad porn and I can't take it seriously.

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    • #47
      Oh, I love Tracy Chevalier's books! Pearl Earring was the first one of hers that I read and I happened upon it the semester after I took a history of Dutch painting class. I almost gave it to my prof, but figured I'd get a big ole eye-roll and something along the lines of, "And you think you're the first one to suck up to me with this?"

      I recommend the movie if you liked the book. Colin's awesome as Vermeer and Scarlett's take on Griet isn't what I expected, but is good nonetheless.

      I also liked The Virgin Blue, which IIRC, she wrote prior to GWTPE. I'm pretty sure it's her first book and it's got some problems (I thought the ending could have been way creepier and sadder,) but overall, it's a really good read.

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      • #48
        Neo, I've replied your email about wanting to interview me for your paper 2 or 3 weeks ago. Have you ever received that?

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        • #49
          Yes, I got it and saved it because it made me laugh so much. As soon as I get my questions together, I'll send it back to you. Thankees.
          "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.Ē---Kanye

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          • #50
            I finished The Mists of Avalon Friday. Very compelling book. Now I want to see the movie/miniseries even though the amazon.com reviews all say the movie doesn't hold a candle to the book. Not that I expect it to or anything.

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            • #51
              My cousin-in-law's first book is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Yay!

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              • #52
                What's it about? Because I have a lil' fixation with old movie houses and it sounds like that fits the bill.
                Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                • #53
                  That's exactly what it's about. He's a total old-Hollywood, classic movie house geek and he got to write a book about them. He also has a website about old movie houses around the country but the URL escapes me at the moment.

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                  • #54
                    *pees self*
                    Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                    • #55
                      That's awesome. The book's right up my brother's alley too. I'll pick it up for his birthday next month. Movie Geeks 4EVA.

                      Found the site.

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                      • #56
                        I had so much fun poking around that web site! After looking up the Australian locations, I could immediately think of three that weren't listed so god knows how many more there'd be, especially in country towns. Out of those three, only one is still operating as a theatre. Another now sells carpet (I just *had* to buy our carpet there too!) and the last one became a fruit market, then was demolished to build a block of flats.

                        Ever since I was a teensy child, I've been in love with the State Theatre. Luckily it's heritage listed so they can't demolish my beloved!

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                        • #57
                          That site is cool. I am amused that in with all the beautiful old theaters that deserved to be listed is the seedy old Garden Theatre - a porn theater that is the constant site of protests from people who want it to close. The city has tried to take it several times and the owner keeps winning the battles - every time for years and years now. I have a theory that he's losing money like crazy on it and the court battles - there are never many cars parked in front of it and I don't know anybody who has ever been there - but that he's keeping it open out of spite.

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                          • #58
                            Thanks Sarah- I totally blanked on it. He launched it a couple of years ago. He's pitching a book about movie fandoms, and when I was talking about it with him last night at Passover he was amazed I seemed to know so much about the topic. Hee!

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                            • #59
                              He's also living *my* dream life!
                              Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                              • #60
                                What a great site!! Can you persuade him to hire Is?

                                You need to tell him to update his website so that the link to England says United Kingdom, since he's got entries from all over. Though that's just my pickiness, I guess. Hee!

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