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Archive for July, 2008

Please read my article about the First Annual Fort Collins Irish Festival HERE.

Fort Collins Irish Festival, Civic Center Park, Laporte Ave. & N. Howes St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Visit the website at www.FortCollinsIrishFestival.org.

Hope to see you there!

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I had my doubts, but “Mamma Mia!” proved me wrong. This is a really fun movie!  Read my review HERE.

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Find out if the new Batman movie is worth your hard earned bucks.

Read my review HERE.

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I’m off to see “Dark Knight” and I’m a little worried.  I was very excited to see this movie when we first started seeing clips, but after the hype of last week, I’m too irritated to be excited.  I admit, as soon as anything starts getting overly hyped, whether it’s a movie, Barack Obama, the Prius or a new diet fad, I become skeptical.

So I’m grudgingly head to the theater – hoping people will leave their cell phones and crying little ones at home.

I’ll let you know ASAP if this one is worth all the ridiculous hype.

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Saratoga, WY

Please read my review of Lollypops, home of the world’s best eggs benedict, HERE.

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WHAT I’M WATCHING ON DVD:

Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean in “Mr. Bean’s Holiday.”  If you’re in need of a chuckle (and who isn’t these days) – watch this movie.

Read my review HERE.

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An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears

I have a reoccurring problem in my life: whether to finish a book I’ve started or to just give up.  It’s why I started the Book Reviews on Books I’ve Never Finished section of this blog. As an example, I am 385 pages into a 685 page book.  The book is “An Instance of the Fingerpost,” by British author, journalist and art historian,  Iain Pears. He is obviously a long-winded kind of fellow. 

This book is written in sections with each section written in a different voice. I really enjoyed the voice of the first character introduced. The second character was fairly intriguing, but the third (where I’m currently stuck) is a snore.

The story is based in 19th Century England. There is civil unrest across the land and when the murder of an Oxford fellow occurs, four men write four very long perspectives on the crime. It a study, of sorts, in how different people will perceive the same incident in very different ways.

I’ve been reading this book in the evenings and after a long day, this book just doesn’t keep my eyes open – but after putting in 385 pages worth of reading, I am hesitant to give up.  After all, 385 pages represents a lot of time, but so does another 300 pages.

The verdict is still out as to whether this book will end up on the Book Reviews on Books I’ve Never Finished page. If you have any opinions, I’d love to hear them.

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