vlog #2 – book haul!

With my new laptop, it’s much easier to record these vlogs, although uploading them to Youtube takes too much of my available Internet to have this become a regular thing.  But when I get vlog ideas, I write them down, and hopefully these’ll become a semi-regular thing.  Let me know if you have any ideas for future vlogs!

Eva

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8 thoughts on “vlog #2 – book haul!

  1. Wow, that’s a LOT of neat books/magazines to read! I’ve actually heard a lot about Ender’s Game because the book “Writing Fiction for Dummies” uses it as an example of a well-constructed plot 🙂 But I’ve never read it myself, since sci-fi isn’t really my thing. I’m really glad you like it, though!
    Sometime you should do a vlog or some such thing about your favorite movie/favorite actor. I don’t know exactly how that would work but it just popped into my head when you asked for vlog suggestions 🙂

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    • Ender’s Game definitely transcends the sci-fi genre and is a great (in the sense of awe-inspiring) novel in general, in any category. I highly recommend it, but be prepared to let everything else go once you start reading it, because the story will suck you in HARD. It’s crazy how involved I got in the characters and the plot. I read Writing Fiction for Dummies a long time ago and I’d forgotten that they used Ender’s Game as an example – I’ll have to read it again. 🙂

      I love talking about my favorite things, so that’s a definite possiblity. Or I could do a list of ‘Top Ten Favorite Actors’ or ‘Favorite Romance Films’ or something like that.

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      • I actually read Writing Fiction for Dummies all the time now–not just because it’s so informative, but there’s something about it that kind of inspires me 🙂

        That would be great! If you do one about romance films, please do include the much-maligned P&P 05, because I LOVE IT TO PIECES 🙂

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      • My copy is on my Kindle, so it’s not as accessible as a hard copy, but I still ‘flip’ through it from time to time. I love the For Dummies books.

        Oh, I will! Thing is, I haven’t watched too many romances besides period dramas, so maybe I should just do period drama romances.

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  2. I had high hopes for a British WWII show I discovered recently called Danger UXB, but I was disappointed when the main character embarked on an adulterous affair halfway through. :-/ Fortunately, the woman now broken it off because the government has forced her to go live with her husband while he recovers from a breakdown, but neither she nor the main character seems very repentant. Bummer!

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  3. OH!!!! YOU HAVE YOUR GWTW COPY!!!! (I almost squealed when you mentioned Will. :-)) Such gorgeous books, Eva. I’m QUITE jealous. That To Kill a Mockingbird magazine… OHHH. *pouts in jealousy*

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    • I loooove it. (And Will.) Right now, I’m in the middle of reading a Jack Cavanaugh book, or else I’d most likely be re-reading GWTW. It’s the kind of book I can’t resist, try as I might. 🙂

      Hehe. There are so many lovely pictures inside – if I could show them all to you (or lend out the magazine), I definitely would!

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  4. DKoren’s favorite author is Alistair MacLean — she’s the one who got me reading his stuff. Rule of thumb I learned from her: all his books written before 1970 are good, but the ones after that are hit-or-miss. I haven’t read either of the ones you picked up, but Ice Station Zebra is very famous 😀 My favorite so far is Fear is the Key, but I also like Puppet on a Chain, The Secret Ways, and The Guns of Navarone enough to keep them. You would like Navarone — also set in WWII, and the movie version has Gregory Peck in it :-9 Both book and movie are excellent!!! My brother and I used to watch the movie a lot — we’d kind of cycle between it, The Great Escape, The Bridge over the River Kwai, The Longest Day, and various John Wayne war movies. (There’s a sequel too, Force 10 from Navarone, which I saw the movie of cuz it has a really young Harrison Ford in it, but I didn’t like it enough to watch it more than once. Haven’t read the book.)

    I’m envious of all those Life magazines and collections! Wow, they look splendid.

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