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by wendy
Mon September 8th, 2014, 4:28 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Jack the Ripper?
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Jack the Ripper?

Another new theory regarding the identity of Jack the Ripper.

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/09/08/j ... d=webmail2

Any thoughts or comments?
by wendy
Wed September 3rd, 2014, 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: books that impacted you
Replies: 15
Views: 2771

[quote=""DianeL""]I had the most extraordinary honor of seeing William Golding -at my HIGH SCHOOL - in 1986. He was an inspiring delight, and I asked him a question and will never forget it. I also shook the hand of Elie Wiesel, at my college, about a year or so later. Overwhelming. Blogged just thi...
by wendy
Fri August 29th, 2014, 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: books that impacted you
Replies: 15
Views: 2771

LORD OF THE FLIES had a huge impact on me. It was the first "psychological" book I'd ever encountered and made me thirst for more understanding of the human condition. I've read it many times since and always find some new insight to marvel on. It's also beautifully written, and gets my vote for bei...
by wendy
Wed August 27th, 2014, 1:50 pm
Forum: Pet Pix
Topic: Meet Kendra
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Congratulations on your new baby. She looks adorable. So happy she's found you at last!
by wendy
Wed July 30th, 2014, 2:38 am
Forum: Victorian
Topic: Return of the Victorian age thriller
Replies: 17
Views: 7333

Another notable book is Erik Larson's THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY about the Chicago World Fair and the "first" American serial killer. It's non-fiction, but reads like a novel. Excellent research and beautiful prose.
by wendy
Mon July 21st, 2014, 10:29 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Vampire Myth
Replies: 5
Views: 550

[quote=""Divia""]I didn't. What channel was it on?[/quote]
It started two weeks ago on FX - Sundays at 10.00 pm.
by wendy
Sun July 20th, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Vampire Myth
Replies: 5
Views: 550

The Vampire Myth

If Bram Stoker's DRACULA is loosely based on the historical myths surrounding Vlad the Impaler, what on earth is the new series THE STRAIN supposed to be? After all the hype, it was an extremely disappointing experience. The writers couldn't seem to decide if they were creating a vampire tale, a bio...
by wendy
Mon June 30th, 2014, 2:43 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Keep writing or jump genres?
Replies: 7
Views: 2727

Divia, I look for books that are different and have something new to say (otherwise what's the point?) This means the author has taken a risk and stepped out from the herd. You should do likewise and stay true to what you want to write. If it is good it will find an audience :)
by wendy
Mon June 16th, 2014, 12:15 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Is there more gun violence today than in the Wild West?
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

[quote=""fljustice""]Deadwood had some of the most restrictive laws on the books according to Adam Winkle of Gunfight: The Battle to Bear Arms in America . Found the linK: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-winkler/did-the-wild-west-have-mo_b_956035.html [/quote] Interesting. Thanks for the link. I ...
by wendy
Sat June 14th, 2014, 9:36 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Is there more gun violence today than in the Wild West?
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

[quote=""fljustice""]Even in the "Wild West" guns weren't as ubiquitous as the TV shows and movies would have us believe--especially in the towns. Yes, out in the country you needed a long gun for hunting and protection, but usually one of the first laws a town would pass was "no guns allowed" (to d...

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