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I'd like to share what I know about: Music, Movies, Books

I was invited to join Lunch by one of the developers, who apparently read some reviews I posted on Library Thing. My interests are books, music, and movies. I enjoy both classical and contemporary fiction, but my musical interests tend to be confined to classic rock and roll as well as the singer-songwriter genre. I also tend to think too much … more

reviewed adventure of the pearl le fong. February 05
adventure of the pearl le fong
In the interest of full disclosure, the author of “The Adventure of the Pearl Le Fong” and I have known each other since the fifth grade. Tim Bruckner is a creative genius. Known worldwide …
reviewed A Gay and Melancholy Sound. January 29, 2014
A Gay and Melancholy Sound
Probably like others, I became aware of Merle Miller’s 1961 novel, “A Gay and Melancholy Sound” through librarian Nancy Pearl and her Book Lust Rediscovery series. In the novel, Joshua …
reviewed The Sea, the Sea. September 17, 2011
The Sea, the Sea
   “The Sea, the Sea” is a novel by Iris Murdoch about successful English actor, playwright and director Charles Arrowby who retires from London to a dilapidated house (Shruff End) …
reviewed Effi Briest. September 04, 2011
Effi Briest
German author Theodor Fontane was in his 50’s when he began writing novels and in his 70’s when “Effi Briest” was published in 1895. Another German author, Thomas Mann, considered …
reviewed Underworld: A Novel. July 02, 2011
Underworld: A Novel
When I was reading “Underworld” by Don DeLillo (1997), someone asked what it was about. I said, “it’s about a baseball.” I got a look of mild annoyance and disbelief – …
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created a list. September 07, 2009
The summer after I graduated from high school I had a girlfriend who listened to music unlike any I'd heard up until that time. She introduced me to the …
Bruton town Bells (song) Waltz Way behind the sun In time
created a list. August 31, 2009
The Beatles' material seems to be endlessly repackaged and re-released by the record companies so that people of all ages know their music. In 2000, Capitol …
I Saw Her Standing There Please Please Me This Boy All My Loving I Call Your Name (song)
created a list. August 28, 2009
What is it about guys and cars? Cars represent freedom, fun, status, power and a way to get away with your girlfriend. Here's a collection of rock and …
Rocket 88 Beep Beep You can't catch me Little Deuce Coupe Fun Fun Fun
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May 13, 2010
Here's your official welcome message to the community, Steve: Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community. Hopefully, you will be inspired to write reviews, lists, or quick tips. Otherwise, feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy others' reviews. Don't feel shy about rating or commenting on them either. The writers really appreciate the feedback! Let me know if you have any questions!   
May 08, 2010
Great book reviews, Steve! I enjoy reading them. :)
October 12, 2009
Hey Steve! I know you mentioned earlier that you had a few questions about Lunch...I just wanted to let you know that we have a Discussion started for questions and ideas to improve the site. It might be helpful & we'd love to hear your thoughts!!
August 02, 2009
YAY Steve! You did such a good job on uploading the pictures to your lists, they look great!
July 28, 2009
Hey Steve! I LOVE your list of Top 10 Break-Up Songs! That's exactly what we were talking about, the only thing we'll add for you is the pictures of the album covers to the Data Points. Thanks for such a cool list.

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