“On the afternoon of April 27, 1860, a tall black man named Charles Nalle stood defiantly before United States Commissioner Miles Beach in a courthouse in Troy, New York.”
so i‘ve been collecting this set, The Best Mysteries of All Time, for a very long time. i have almost all of them i think (88 so far with 6 more i know of that i still need) and i‘ve decided i should read some instead of just collecting them :) i‘m trying for one a month at least this year and this was the first.
finally finished this. first book of the year! these wild and crazy guys (especially Steve Martin) were part of my life in the 80s and i loved hearing the backstories of some of my favorite movies. that said, by the end i was glad to be done and able to start something else :)
all the stars and thumbs...i bought the gorgeous coffee table book with full page film photos and the audiobook (great narrator) and will definitely revisit. full of thoughtful insight, i.e. Llewyn Davis WAS the cat (probably a tomcat :) the endpapers are of course a rendering of the Dude‘s famous rug. recommended for all cinephiles, especially Cohen fans 👍👍
thanks SO much @jillannjohn i love ❤️ everything! the Shining book bag is especially awesome :) can‘t wait to watch and read! thanks for swapping 😍 (it did arrive yesterday but i had to work last night) #ReadTheMoviesSwap
i‘ve been a book sloth recently but with the tagged book for #SetInTheStateYouCurrentlyResideIn i‘ve finally finished my #LitsyReadingChallenge2018. have to admit i‘m looking forward to reading whatever i want now! #LRC2018
in the 80s this monstrous man kidnapped, tortured and killed more young women than can be imagined. despite the cover, it‘s not sensationalist but more about police work and the FBI finally closing in. very much a cautionary tale as he slipped through every crack in the system and should have been put away years before. very personal for me as i knew one of the girls and her family. so sad. #ATrueCrimeStory #LitsyReadingChallenge2018
#AFunFactAboutYou #JuneInBooks18 I‘m not a traveler but Melvin, my traveling gnome, has been all over the world thanks to friends and family inviting him along on vacation. he just got back last week after a trip to Vietnam (middle picture). other pictures clockwise are Croatia, Paris, Great Wall of China and NYC Metropolitan Opera House. no trips planned at the moment but he‘s always packed and ready for his next adventure!
1. stickers on books :(
2. Atlanta (FX)
3. pepper white (Mini Cooper)
4. Hawaiian shave ice!
5. looking for a biography about Gloria Grahame since watching Film Stars Don‘t Die In Liverpool
unconventional history of what astronauts have to go through and behind the scenes scientific info that is unbelievably weird. i loved it! though i definitely will think about space travel from a less glamorous perspective now 😧 #LitsyReadingChallenge2018 #AboutSpaceOrAstronauts 🚀
thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes and happy #StarWarsDay! i‘ve had a wonderful day, with more celebration to come this weekend so #LifeIsGood :) also thank you @robinb for remembering me with a card. i ❤️ the bookmark you sent! @LitsyBirthdays #TheBirthdayCrew #MayThe4thBeWithYou
S is for my Sublime, Sensational, Spectacular and Splendid SIGNED copy of The STAND, and yes it‘s dated over 20 years ago :) #KingAtoZ