Adult News, Reviews & Information
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:59pm
May 4th (Star Wars Day) is just around the corner! May is a very special month for Star Wars Fans not only because George Lucas' birthday (May 14th), but the original movie, Star Wars premiered this month on May 25, 1977. Actually, the slogan for Star Wars Day got its beginnings from an unlikely source British politics! According to Star Wars.com it began on May 4, 1979:
Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain's first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was 'May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,' further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all. Once the Internet allowed Star Wars fans around the world to connect with one another, May the 4th soon became a grassroots tradition each year, with fans online and offline proclaiming it "Star Wars Day."
Grab a few of your rebel friends and settle down for a viewing party or controller and have some space adventures all your own. The new movies are coming soon, but in the meantime, check out the Star Wars Day episode of Big Bang Theory set to air May 1st on CBS. (Wookie Cookies are optional.) Here are some titles to get the party started:
BooksStar Wars : Choices of One by Timothy ZahnStar Wars : Fate of the Jedi Vortex by Troy DenningStar Wars : Dark Lord the Rise of Darth Vader by James LucenoMoviesStar Wars. Episode III, Revenge of the Sith / Lucasfilm Ltd. ; produced by Rick McCallum ; written by George Lucas ; directed by George LucasStar Wars, the complete saga [videorecording] / Lucasfilm Ltd. ; 20th Century FoxLEGO Star Wars. The Padawan Menace [videorecording] / directed by David ScottFor FunWilliam Shakespeare's Star Wars : Verily, a new hope / by Ian Doescher ; inspired by the work of George Lucas and William ShakespeareRemember...the Force will be with you, always.
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:44pm
The following books are scheduled to be released in May 2014.
PLACE YOUR HOLDS TODAY
*RELEASE DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY PUBLISHER*
Field of Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #24) by John Sandford
Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
The Last Kind Words Saloon: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
Death at the Door by Carolyn G. Hart
The Skin Collector (Lincoln Rhyme Series #11) by Jeffery Deaver
The Kill Switch (Tucker Wayne Series #1) by James Rollins, Grant Blackwood
The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston
The Prodigal Son by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore: A Novel by Walter Mosley
The Corsican Caper: A novel by Peter Mayle
Wild Storm: A Derrick Storm Thriller by Richard Castle
Skin Game (Dresden Files Series #15) by Jim Butcher
Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
Suspicion by Joseph Finder
Family of Lies by Mary Monroe
Live to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:44pm
The Circle, by Dave Eggers, opens with Mae's first day at her new job at the largest and most powerful company in the world. Mae is twenty-four, and agog at the surroundings and possibilities at The Circle. Her first eighteen months out of college were in a dreary cubicle in the utility company in her dreary hometown. Desperate to escape, she had asked her college friend, Annie, who is already a prominent employee in The Circle, to get her a job there.
Mae is energized by her new work environment, but initially struggles to learn not only her duties in Client Experience, but the requirement to "participate" in The Circle community. She is lightly reprimanded for not sending enough messages and comments online, before she catches on. Soon she is frenetically messaging ("zinging") and commenting everywhere to achieve the participation ranking ("PartiRank," yes, "PartiRank") required.
By the end of the book, she has six screens on her desk, two bracelets (one which monitors her health and statistics, one to monitor messages), and a camera hanging on her neck. Her trust in the values and wisdom of her employer's "Wise Men," the three (yes, three Wise Men) top leaders at the Circle over any of her misgivings.
As Mae becomes more and more connected, she becomes the public face of the company. The Circle is taking its original idea to combine all of a person's accounts with one user name and password, under the person's real name and tied to their credit cards and bank accounts, many steps further.
Privacy is disappearing.
Will Mae help push everyone into constant monitoring and connection, or will she heed the few dissenting voices she hears? Would you make the same decision Mae does?
This is a good read for those who follow current events and wonder where we are headed.
~ Shana H.