Bookbabble Episode 50: Desert Island Reads

Nov 1, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 50: Desert Island Reads 
Recorded 26 October 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Lone, Marcel, Donny, with guest Umapagan Ampikaipakan


Uma leads the group in listing each of our 5 desert island reads – books that we’d like to take with us when we get stranded in a desert island.  Some of us took some liberties on the topic and decided to list books they haven’t read that they’d like to bring, for whatever practical reasons. 


Show Length: 1:26:50 mins


Bjorn’s 5

Lone’s 5


Donny’s 5


 Uma’s 5


Marcel’s 5








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Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes – Official Trailer

May 19, 2009 by

It has been too long, I must admit.  I apologize for that, and I shall make amends.  Starting with this piece of news that got me all sweaty-browed with anticipation: Sherlock Holmes is almost upon us.  The soon-to-be-released showpiece directed by Guy Ritchie stars Robert Downey Jr as the titular character, and Jude Law as Dr Watson.

When the news broke that this film was being made, I was ecstatic, then cautious.  Bob and Jude are hardly the Holmes and Watson of my memories.  However, as Hollywood is wont to do, what we know and love is ‘rebooted’, and made accessible to a more modern audience.

The bad news is the film isn’t out yet for me to pan or praise. The good news is the trailer is, indeed, out.

I’m undecided yet whether I like my Sherlock Holmes so James Bond-ish.

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Bookbabble Episode 28: It could have been so much better!

Mar 14, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 28: It could have been so much better!

Recorded 15 March 2009

Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Renee, Donny


This week’s topic is about authors who suck over time; examples of writers who start off their careers with a bang, but slowly whimper and choke as their output quality deteriorate over time.  The babblers discusses why this happens, and touch on authors who do not suck as they go along.  Also, Donny talks about an attempt to improve on a timeless Jane Austen classic with, uhm, something you might not expect.

Show Length: 63:50 mins

Authors mentioned in show:

  • Stephen King
  • Hermann Hesse
  • Paul Auster
  • Chuck Palahniuk
  • Thomas Pynchon
  • Philip Roth
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Gore Vidal
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Agatha Christie
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Harper Lee
  • Frank Herbert
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Robert Jordan
  • Jim Butcher


Note: There’s a bit of static when I speak, and I apologize for that.  Looks like I may have to start investing in a professional mic… (or just a professional to replace me).

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Bookbabble Episode 28: It could have been so much better!
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