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For ‘Shutter Island,’ the wait may be worthwhile

For ‘Shutter Island,’ the wait may be worthwhile – latimes.com: Just six weeks before director Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel about the criminally insane was scheduled to hit theaters last October, Paramount Pictures pulled the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring movie from its year-end lineup. I had started seeing trailers for this movie last fall and …

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Not another top 10 list

Not another top 10 list – latimes.com: Now, personally, I enjoy making up my best books reading list at the end of each year. I also enjoying seeing other peoples’ book lists and comparing them to mine. But columnist Meghan Daum is ambivalent about all these “listicles,” as you’ll see here.

‘Conversations With God’ Author Accused of Plagiarism

‘Conversations With God’ Author Accused of Plagiarism – ArtsBeat Blog – NYTimes.com: Neale Donald Walsch, author of the best-selling series ‘Conversations with God,’ recently posted a personal Christmas essay on the spiritual Web site Beliefnet.com that was nearly identical to a 10-year-old article originally published by a little-known writer in a spiritual magazine. He now …

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My Best Books Read in 2008

Most of the year’s best books listed compiled by book reviewers cover only books published during the current year. My list, however, includes books that I read during this past year, regardless of when they were published. Being a full-time student has cut way, way down on my pleasure reading. This past year I only …

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Things I’m Thankful For

Here’s a list of some of the things I’m thankful for as this Thanksgiving weekend winds down: family and friends, even though they’re scattered all over the country the Internet, which, in addition to enabling us to learn anything we want to know, also allows us to keep in touch with family and friends, even …

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Note to Comment Spammers

Comments are not automatically posted; I have to manually approve each one. Any comment that is not substantively related to the topic of the original post will not be approved, so it will do you no good to submit a list of bogus links here. While it is certainly a tedious task for me to …

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What Are You Reading for Banned Books Week?

ALA | Banned Books Week: Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. This year, 2008, marks BBW’s 27th anniversary (September 27 through October 4). Check out …

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