Archive for December, 2009

50 Book Challenge

Monday, December 28th, 2009

I’ve decided to take the 50-book challenge again in 2010. I have tried this a few times before and come up short. I’m sure I made it well past 50 in my youth, when I had more free time, and although I always seem to lose count nowadays, I think the best I’ve done in recent years is probably in the 35-40 range. Anyway, this post will eventually collect all the reviews; for now it’s a placeholder.

Any suggestions for good books to read in the new year?

Read something I wrote somewhere else!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I’m a big fan of the blog and podcast from the Stuck in the ’80s guys. I follow it pretty closely, and I was surprised a couple of weeks ago when the blog didn’t mention the death of actor Edward Woodward. Woodward was most famous for the work he did in the 1980s, especially the tv series The Equalizer. Well, I emailed Steve Spears, the proprietor of the blog, to ask what was up, and he offered me a chance to write an obituary for Edward Woodward. I did, and he ran it. You can check it out here on their website. (Click here to find a great podcast about “Red Scare” movies of the ’80s, including the one that inspired my name!)

After you check out the Edward Woodward obit, or maybe even while you’re reading it, please enjoy the totally awesome theme song from The Equalizer.