Category: Reading


When I was in the 7th grade at a private school, I shared a classroom with Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon. I remember her fondly as one of the few kids who would help me out (we had to share textbooks). She’s written a book about her father called “Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee.”

Pic of the Day – 1/9/21

The Mafra Library in the Mafra National Palace, Portugal, by Taylor Moore Photography.

I found a couple more of these. And I just recently finished the complete and uncut book version of The Stand!

Analyzing Evil: Nurse Ratched

I just finished reading One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, and it was GOOD.

Pittsburgh author Robert Matzen has gotten national attention for his book “Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3.” The Hollywood actress was married to the world’s most popular movie star, Clark Gable, when she was killed in a plane crash during a 1942 mission to sell war bonds for her country. Decades later, Matzen climbed the mountain near Las Vegas where the wreckage still lays scattered. Those tragic images, along with beautiful photos of Lombard, and Matzen’s fascinating story about her life with Gable will captivate viewers.

I’ve read it – it’s a very good book.

YouTuber Ask A Mortician delves into the story of the Essex whaling ship, which became part of the inspiration for Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”

RuPaul’s “Library”

Drag superstar RuPaul “reads” to a bunch of kids. The Library is OPEN!

AW. “Goodnight Moon” as read by LeVar Burton to Neil deGrasse Tyson at #ArtemisonAudible event for Andy Weir’s new book at #NYCC2017.

Which Dracula movie adaptation is most faithful to the original Bram Stoker book? Cinemassacre wanted a definitive answer, so they selected 12 contenders and put them up to the test. This counts theatrical and television, but no sequels, spinoffs, or spoofs. My favorite came in a close 2nd!

Voynich Code – CRACKED!

A while back, I shared this video about one of the most mysterious books in the world, written in an unknown and indecipherable text. Well, it took a Bristol University linguist two weeks to figure out that it’s the only known example of written “proto-Romance” language, the precursor to Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Catalan, and Galician. “The language was ubiquitous in the Mediterranean during the Medieval period, but it was seldom written in official or important documents because Latin was the language of royalty, church, and government. As a result, proto-Romance was lost from the record, until now.”

Read more here: https://phys.org/news/2019-05-bristol-academic-voynich-code-century-old.html

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