Used Books and a DVD

I was looking to kill time after a dinner out with my teenager, waiting for traffic to die down, and as we were sort of in the neighborhood I suggested we go to BookOff. It’s…

“Becket” vs. Becket

I found this book on the free books shelves at my local library, where they set out books that have languished unwanted at the monthly book fair through several cycles. I’m familiar with the historical…

My First Book Club Experience

I think one of the side effects of being a lifelong reader, is a certain level of introversion. Or maybe it’s the other way round. At any rate, I tend to avoid highly social settings,…

An Update, and a Commitment

I’ve had a busy few months of college classes, starting in spring with The Study of Filmed Plays, followed immediately by two overlapping summer sessions for Cinema as Art and Communication 1 (before 1970) and…

Amazon Prime Day book buys

Amazon’s Prime Day sale event was the other day. I didn’t buy much, but I couldn’t resist a $5 off $15 promotion on printed books. Before, I’d agonized over my choices, but this time I…

Textbooks!

My textbooks arrived for the Study of Filmed Plays class I’m taking this Spring at San Diego City College. I bought Introduction to Play Analysis and The Glass Menagerie in the recommended editions, but already…