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Evil and the Archetype of Evil: Lucifer, Satan, the Devil...Reading for long cold winter nights...

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Now that the holidays are behind us and we’re staring down a long cold road, I thought I’d begin making some suggestions for reading on long wintry nights.


Initial installment: some books dealing with the existence of Evil in the world.

 

 

Try the "Horror movie diet"!

Need to lose some weight? According to the January issue of Reader's Digest, watching horror movies is a good way to do it.
Watching a scary movie causes your adrenaline to surge, burning nearly as many calories as a brisk walk. Apparently just watching Stanley Kubrick's The Shining can burn up to 184 calories!

Let "The Games" begin!

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In the (near?) future, Olympic officials get tired of having to test Olympic athletes not only for drugs, but for genetic enhancements. So they decide to bring back the Gladiator competition, where genetic manipulation of contestants is not only allowed, it is encouraged! After all, the contestants must fight to the death. The only caveat is that No Human DNA can be used.

The Sports Section 2012 - The Year in Sports

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If your memory is as bad as mine, this review of the top sporting events of 2012 might help.

Year-end wrap up, "Best" list for SF/Fantasy

Here is Amazon's list of the Top SF/Fantasy of 2012:

It's a Mystery 2012 Wrap-Up

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Mystery Awards

Each year a number of organizations and associations honor mystery writers for their outstanding work.  Below are the major awards, presented in 2012 for works published in 2011.  The winning titles are listed, along with their location at WPPL (MYS or FIC).  For a complete list of awards, nominees, and winners, visit http://stopyourekillingme.com/.

SEAL Team 666 by Weston Ochse

The title alone made me want to pick this book up and read it. And the blurb on the cover that called it "Like the X-files written by Tom Clancy" didn't hurt either.

Digital Texts: Shakespeare

This post is for Shakespeare teachers, scholars, lovers...and haters who have to read his plays for school. Yesterday, the Folger Shakespeare Library released Folger Digital Texts, a new collection of twelve of The Bard's plays available online:

Boy, oh Boy, oh Boyle!

Okay, so I’m not a huge fan of Susan Boyle. Yes, I saw her amazing performance on YouTube. Simon was wowed and I was too. (We have things in common, such as the fact that we’re both smart alecks.)

 

Ebooks and privacy: a new guide

The holiday season is upon us once more. It is a time of year for reflection, family, and deals on ereaders and tablets! If you find yourself in the market for one of these devices, it is important to understand how much personal information they gather, and how the device manufacturers use it.