Friday, December 30, 2011 7:37 am
Hope you all had a great Christmas and are enjoying the final
hours of 2011. My holiday season has been quite relaxing indeed,
with the exception of the screening blitz I’ve been embroiled in
since I realized the first draft of my year-end top 10 list was
woefully inadequate. I’m trying to cram in as many movies as I can
before my list is due for publication next week, and the experience
has been mind-reeling but, of course, invigorating in its own
Friday, July 22, 2011 10:18 am
The history lover: Tom Kohlhepp
What I’ve been reading: I picked up
“Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World,” by Chris Scarre.
Favorite reads: I read history books designed
for junior high and high school.
Biggest sellers in your bookstore, Tom’s Used
Books: “Jaycee Dugard: A Stolen Life” — It sold out in the
Friday, December 10, 2010 1:29 pm
So the other day I go to look up what new films have opened in
the Lodi/Stockton area over the weekend, and what do I find?
“Burlesque” and “The Warrior’s Way.” If you’re not familiar with
these titles, let it suffice to say that these are not the kinds of
films one would either hope or expect to see opening in the month
of December, when the air is supposed to be heavy with Oscar
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:00 am
I have. I'm a reader. I come from a long line of readers. And most of my close friends are also readers — which makes it easier to obtain good books. Pass 'em around.