Happy 150th, Alice In Wonderland!

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Alice In Wonderland was my favorite book as a child, and this year it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Even if you weren’t a fan, there’s good reason for you to be.  See after the cut to find out why.

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Bone Read-Along #9: Crown Of Horns

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Concluding my read-through of Jeff Smith’s delightful Bone series with the final, extra-big volume, Crown of Horns.

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Read-Along Updates For The Week

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It’s Monday, so its time for a weekly (when I remember to do it) status update for the various read-alongs I do during the week.

Tomorrow will see the last installment of my Bone read-through pieces.

I’ll also have the first of my “Tom Recommends” articles, where I recommend a movie, book, TV show, comic book series, or whatever that I think is truly worth looking into.  I’m looking forward to this one since it gives me the opportunity to bounce around and just recommend stuff I think is fun.

Wednesday should, baring something unforeseen, have the next DCAU discussion between me and Jimmy posted.

Thursday, along with my usual “Misplaced Hero” column, there’ll be the next Discworld installment, covering book 11, Reaper Man.

So, come back and see some stuff.  If you want to.  No one’s forcing anybody…

Bone Read-Along #8: Treasure Hunters

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Continuing my read-through of Jeff Smith’s delightful Bone series.  This week I am covering volume 8, Treasure Hunters.

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Bone Read-Along #7: Ghost Circles

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Continuing my read-through of Jeff Smith’s Bone series.  This week I’m covering Volume 7, Ghost Circles.

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Read-Along Updates For The Week

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It’s Monday, so it’s time for my weekly status reports on a few things to appear later in the week.

Tomorrow, there’s another installment of the Bone read-through.  This one covers Volume 7, Ghost Circles.

Wednesday has another installment of my discussions with the great Jimmy Impossible to cover the DCAU.  This week, we’re covering the episodes “Heart of Ice,” “The Cat and the Claw” parts one and two, and “See No Evil” from Batman:  The Animated Series.

And for Thursday, my Discworld read-along is covering the short novel Eric.

Stop by and see them if you get the chance.

Bone Read-Along #6: Old Man’s Cave

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Continuing my read-through of Jeff Smith’s delightful Bone series.  This week I’m covering Volume 6, Old Man’s Cave.

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Read-Along Updates For The Week

6380So, what’s Tom doing this week for his read-alongs, asked absolutely nobody?

Well, tomorrow will be the next Bone read-through post covering Volume 6, Old Man’s Cave.  Questions are answered in that one that should be worth a look for people who’ve never read the books and are too lazy to read such a delightful series.

Then on Thursday, I’ll have another Discworld post, this time covering the first of the City Watch books, Guards!  Guards!

Now, last week there was no DCAU discussion between myself and Jimmy.  There will be one this week, possibly Wednesday.  It all depends.  You see, Jimmy and I decided to count the two-part “Two-Face” episode as one episode, and will continue to count the two parters are single episodes.  So, to make our three episode quota for the post, we had to watch both “Two-Face” episodes (no problem), the surprisingly solid “It’s Never Too Late” (again, no problem) and then….shudder…”I’ve Got Batman In My Basement”.  That one is bad.  Really bad.  It was hard to watch that one again, but due to our ongoing effort to be thorough for the sake of our readers, Jimmy and I forced our way through that last one.  You’re welcome.

As soon as we finish discussing that one, I can edit it and throw it up.  I expect that to be Wednesday, which may be the new day for that regular column.

So, now you know.

Bone Read-Along #5: Rock Jaw Master Of The Eastern Border

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Continuing my read-through of Jeff Smith’s delightful Bone series.  Today’s entry will cover the fifth volume, Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border.

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Bone Read-Along #4: The Dragonslayer

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Continuing my read-through of Jeff Smith’s delightful Bone series.

This week, I am discussing Book Four, The Dragonslayer.

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