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RiverCat Journal : Bookworm

Posted by on December 27, 2012

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Current Venue:  Tempe, AZ (Phoenix Area)
Campground: Tempe Travel Trailer Villa
Visiting: Tempe Marketplace

My long-standing Christmas tradition when not spending time with a girlfriend or family — go to the theater for a movie marathon.    I chose Tempe Marketplace, a beautiful outdoor mall just a few blocks away…

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Yes, an outdoor fireplace…

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…and outdoor couches

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Which tree is fake?

I elected not to do the marathon, however.  Nothing much jumped out at me this holiday season — which is generally when the best films come out.  And, after seeing 3 hours of The Hobbit, I just wasn’t up for another disappointment.  This is not to say The Hobbit isn’t a good movie but, being a huge Lord of the Rings fan (I own the collection in book, cassette, CD, and DVD) and having been extremely impressed with the accuracy of the rest of the trilogy — this one just doesn’t measure up.  Also, it appears they’re going to milk it for 3 episodes…

“Look out, Frank!”

The highlight of my Christmas was really talking to my niece, Lissa, back home in Illinois.  I’m thrilled that this kid is entering her teens as an avid reader.  And, because I was quite the bookworm as a child too, I can only ascertain she’s also destined to be a genius of some sort. I was even more thrilled when she told me she was reading The Hardy Boys!  Frank, Joe, Biff, and Chet — 4 boys who somehow got mixed up in 50 novels’ worth of extreme danger as teenage “slueths.” (Does that word exist anymore)?  Anyhow, great fun — and I hope she enjoys them as much as I did…

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