Reviews by manz
Wonderful Picture Book
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This is a delightful book with amazing illustrations. The local duo of the Steads have a good thing going with their magical picture books. (Erin Stead won a Caldecott Medal for her illustrations in "Sick Day For Amos McGee." Bear and his story are a great relax-and-read-on-your-lap book.
Yes, Christmas
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Released in 1987, this is one of my favorite Christmas albums of all time! Such great tunes. I have many fond memories of dancing around to this CD as a kid. It was probably the first non-traditional holiday album we heard. Many other "Very Special Christmas" albums have been released, but this was the first and the top. [#1 jam = Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC.]
LOTR!
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The appendices, supplemental footage and behind the scenese is the same that is on the extended edition DVD of the original "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" film.
Good, but no Erlendur
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A stand alone novel by Indriðason. For me it wasn't as fun as reading another book in Indriðason's wonderful Detective Erlendur series, but it's still a well written book set in the ever lovely Iceland.
Nordic Fiction = good.
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As a fan of Icelandic crime dramas, especially those by Arnadur Indriðason, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir's novels are some fresh reads that fit the genre well. I'll read just about anything set in Iceland, and I really like Thora's attitude. Highly recommend Sigurðardóttir's series if you're into nordic fiction.