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Linda Robinson is on page 178 of 379 of The Secret History of Fantasy
Not sure what's secret or historical about this collection, but it's a good read so far.
Jun 03, 2014 06:35AM Add a comment
The Secret History of Fantasy

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Linda Robinson is on page 131 of 188 of Underfoot in Show Business
Joy, joy, joy. What a life Ms. Hanff had!
May 30, 2014 05:17PM Add a comment
Underfoot in Show Business

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Linda Robinson is on page 95 of 332 of Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood
Small print! It will take a long time for me to finish.
May 16, 2014 09:52AM Add a comment
Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood

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Linda Robinson is on page 63 of 332 of Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood
Have to table the read. I took it back to the library because I bought it. Alibris just sent me a cancellation message. More searching...March update - ordered another copy from a different vendor. Waiting...
Mar 17, 2014 09:16AM Add a comment
Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood

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Linda Robinson is on page 62 of 332 of Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood
Have to table the read. I took it back to the library because I bought it. Alibris just sent me a cancellation message. More searching...
Feb 25, 2014 08:30AM Add a comment
Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood

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Linda Robinson is on page 21 of 240 of Four Souls
"I shared with Fleur the mysterious self-contempt of the survivor. There were times we hated who we were, and who we had to become, in order not to follow those we loved into the next world. We grew hard."
Feb 19, 2014 12:34PM Add a comment
Four Souls

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Linda Robinson is on page 15 of 784 of Dangerous Women
I misunderstood. Thought these were short stories BY women, edited by Martin. So, I'll read the women's stories, and skip the guys for now, pretending that I know what I'm doing, which I don't.
Jan 23, 2014 11:45AM Add a comment
Dangerous Women

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Linda Robinson is on page 15 of 83 of Free Will
"You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You ARE the storm."
Jan 21, 2014 04:07PM Add a comment
Free Will

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Linda Robinson is on page 69 of 416 of The Age of Ice
"Ice is a chrysalis of degradation." Wow! I got this book for the cover art, I'm loving it for the words.
Dec 23, 2013 11:35AM Add a comment
The Age of Ice

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Linda Robinson is on page 190 of 444 of From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies
40s' film women: "She was, in fact, a male fantasy. She was playing a man's game in a man's world of crime and carnal innuendo, where her long hair was the equivalent of a gun, where sex was the equivalent of evil. And where her power to destroy was a projection of man's feeling of impotence. Only this could never be spelled out; hence the subterfuge and melodrama."
Jun 23, 2013 01:57PM Add a comment
From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies

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Linda Robinson is on page 262 of 432 of Double Feature
"Video Store was exile, not just from their chosen field but also from their youth." Is that what aging is then? Exile from one's youth?
Jun 01, 2013 12:52PM Add a comment
Double Feature

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Linda Robinson is on page 18 of 600 of Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration
No Edith Head in this book. That's just bizarre.
Apr 23, 2013 10:15PM Add a comment
Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration

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Linda Robinson is starting Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jefferson's fellow "Republicans in 1801?" His party was the Democratic-Republican party, Jefferson himself began in 1793. Republican Party wasn't formed until 1854.
Jan 02, 2013 04:22PM 1 comment
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

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Linda Robinson is on page 209 of 320 of Alas, Babylon
"There are odd similarities between the end of the Pax Romana and the Pax Americana. For instance, the high prices paid for high office. When it became common to spend a million dollars to elect senators from moderately populous states, I think that should have been a warning to us. Largesse from the conquering proconsuls, and TV giveaways from the successful lipstick kings." 1959. We still don't learn.
Dec 24, 2012 08:57AM Add a comment
Alas, Babylon

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Linda Robinson is on page 32 of 320 of Alas, Babylon
Syria, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, riots in France. 1959. Not much has changed.
Dec 22, 2012 10:05AM Add a comment
Alas, Babylon

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Linda Robinson is on page 33 of 503 of The Casual Vacancy
Hope the sex stuff is going to level off soon - enough making up for none of it in so many previously published pages, already.
Dec 21, 2012 05:43AM Add a comment
The Casual Vacancy

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Linda Robinson is on page 20 of 177 of The Films of George Pal
A labor of love from the author, and I'm going to enjoy it. Page 4 in this edition names the famous agency G. Walter Thompson. It's J. Walter Thompson, Just shows that the longer one hangs around on earth, the more information we have loitering in our brains. But-a new edition, a no one caught this?
Dec 09, 2012 06:24PM Add a comment
The Films of George Pal

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Linda Robinson is on page 22 of 304 of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Rules of employment at Mr. Penumbra's written on page 18. Broken on page 22. Now I have to get over this. Dang it.
Nov 03, 2012 04:07PM Add a comment
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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Linda Robinson is on page 91 of 370 of Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
This will take some time to read. Every picture mentioned, I have to look it up. Different development techniques - different pictures. And Curtis made excellent choices. I've never seen the Teddy Roosevelt photo. Fantastic reveal of the man inside the President.
Oct 15, 2012 04:39PM Add a comment
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

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Linda Robinson is on page 36 of 275 of What Maisie Knew
"Their rupture had resounded, and after being perfectly insignificant together they would be decidedly striking apart."
Sep 16, 2012 09:22AM Add a comment
What Maisie Knew

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Linda Robinson is 4% done with Ring of Fire
So far, so fun!
Aug 30, 2012 09:14AM Add a comment
Ring of Fire

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Linda Robinson is on page 32 of 375 of How to Write and Sell Film Stories
"Character portrayal alone has no dramatic quality. On the other hand, the purely action story with no character portrayal has so little significance that it fails to hold the interest of any except those of the lowest intelligence." Wow. Screenwriting was sure different in 1937.
Jul 22, 2012 02:00PM Add a comment
How to Write and Sell Film Stories

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Linda Robinson is starting If I Should Never Wake
Library did a spoiler! Classified this book by subject matter pree-cisely and thus gave away the medical mystery. Good grief!
Jun 28, 2012 06:53AM Add a comment
If I Should Never Wake

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Linda Robinson is on page 155 of 304 of Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
...extreme inequality of the particular kind that we have produces its own particular kind of elite pathology: it makes elites less accountable, more prone to corruption and self-dealing, more status-obsessed and less empathic, more blinkered and removed from information feedback crucial to effective decision-making. Extreme inequality produces elites who are less competent and more corrupt...
Jun 17, 2012 04:04PM Add a comment
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

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Linda Robinson is on page 158 of 237 of Feed
"Hope was looking off to the side, as if someone she missed was calling her name."
May 25, 2012 07:16AM Add a comment
Feed

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Linda Robinson is on page 175 of 352 of The Social Conquest of Earth
Fascinating. I wonder who will triumph in the next 1000 years - the group or the individual within the group?
May 06, 2012 07:37AM Add a comment
The Social Conquest of Earth

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Linda Robinson is on page 3 of 272 of The Leisure Seeker
"Is this a good idea? Two geezers, one with more health problems than a third world country, the other so senile he doesn't even know what day it is on a cross-country road trip. Don't be stupid. Of course it's not a good idea."
May 02, 2012 11:44AM 1 comment
The Leisure Seeker

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