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“Read a Damn Book – 146: Show Your Work!”

Show Your Work! is by Austin Kleon, and this is one of the books I picked up when I was in Astoria, Oregon, a few weeks ago. (I’m sure you read THAT adventure, right?) Anyway, I read Kleon’s other book, Steal Like an … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 145: The Avengers – Marvel Masterworks Volume 1”

Considering Avengers – End Game has recently become one of the biggest grossing films of all time, it seemed appropriate to go back and look at where the mega-franchise all began. It probably won’t come as much of a surprise, but these … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 144: Rip It Up and Start Again”

Let’s get the suspense element out of the way: I LOVE THIS BOOK! I first discovered it maybe 10 or 12 years ago, and I have now read the dang thing three times. And each read-through has provided me with … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 143: Godzilla – Rulers of Earth Volume 1”

After slogging through The Coming Race, I thought I’d take a break from “serious” reading and just enjoy something that was fun, easy to read, and entertaining for a change. I decided on this giant monster smash-um-up… [This is a photograph … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 142: The Coming Race”

I know that my reviews of these older, public domain books are never as well received as the comics or some of the more well-known books that I read, but one of my big goals for the Read a Damn … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 141: Weirdos from Another Planet!”

In times of stress, I look to a few different sources for comfort, and one of the sources that makes me most happy is Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes comics. (I have already reviewed two of Watterson’s collections: Scientific Progress Goes “Boink” and Something Under … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 140: Strange Angel”

According to George Pendle, there was a time in the early 20th Century, particularly the 19-teens and twenties, when rockets were not considered SCIENCE but SCIENCE-FICTION. Though we now know that rockets can send folks to the moon and beyond, … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 139: Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye Vol. 1: Going Underground”

Here is another book recommended by my older daughter, Frankie. Frankie and I even got the chance to meet one of the authors of this book (Jon Rivera) at last year’s I Like Comic Con, and he was cool and engaging. … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 138: Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu”

Here’s another book that was suggested by my older daughter, Frankie, and her husband, Alec. They know I’m a fan of Junji Ito (I have a hard time shutting up about Museum of Terror, which is one of my favorite, freaky, … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 137: The Defenders – Marvel Masterworks Volume 3”

In preparing for this review, I reread the first two volumes of The Defenders – Marvel Masterworks, (which I’ve already reviewed: 1 and 2), and then I read Volume 3 twice. The reason I did all this extra reading is because I wanted to … Continue reading

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