Daily Archives: March 8, 2010

A Quick Note to Universal Home Entertainment

Dear Universal Home Entertainment: You know, when your Blu-Ray discs take several minutes to load (because apparently you’re downloading trailers from the Internet, which I don’t want to watch) only to open up to a menu screen that doesn’t actually work, so that I have to start the disc halfway through the film and then […]

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Because People Ask: Book Acquisition Details

A quick FAQ about all the books I get: How many books a week do you get sent? Recently, between 10 and 25 a week. Why do you get books at all? Because of the Big Idea feature here, and also because of the “Just Arrived” entries, and also because the site has 40,000+ readers […]

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Just Arrived, 3/8/10

Hey, did you know people send me books? In today: * The Midnight Mayor, by Kate Griffin (Orbit): They say that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, England shall fall! So guess what’s happening in this book? If you said “the ravens just signed a new lease on the Tower,” boy, are […]

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Monday Morning Housekeepery

A couple of minor things before I run off and do real work: * Went 5 for 6 on the Oscar major categories last night, missing only Best Picture, but since I thought The Hurt Locker should win that category anyway, I can’t complain overly about that (I suspected Avatar was off the winner screen […]

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