Book Review: Oona Out of Order

Book Review: Oona Out of Order

Book Review: Oona Out of OrderWe learn a lot about ourselves from the books we read and the books we choose. In this book review of Oona Out Of Order, we’ll see what revelations await.

I put in a decent amount of time selecting the books I choose to read.

As you may have read in my other book reviews, I commit to finishing every book that I start. Once the first sentence is consumed, I’m in it regardless, much like the youthfully naive bride and groom at the altar.

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Richard CummingsBook Review: Oona Out of Order
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Top Movies Of Kevin Bacon [List Updated 2020]

Top-Movies-Of-Kevin-BaconMany out there want to know the top movies of Kevin Bacon and this page will satisfy your curiosity and then some.

I have a 2020 updated list of Kevin Bacon movies and you may be surprised to find that the movie Kevin Bacon is most noted for — Footloose — doesn’t even crack the top 10!

What’s with the interest in the best movies of Kevin Bacon?

Well, many of you probably like Kevin Bacon and simply have an interest in his films. The fact that it seems like that he’s been around forever has many asking just how many movies has Kevin Bacon been in?
This extended career has led to a very fun game (with the right people) called “6 Degrees From Kevin Bacon“.

If you have lived on another planet, this game is a variation on the notion of 6 Degrees of Separation whereby you can connect yourself to anybody in the world within 6 people.

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Richard CummingsTop Movies Of Kevin Bacon [List Updated 2020]
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Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin: A Book Review

saint-x-by-Alexis-Schaitkin-book-reviewIn this book review of Saint X, I’ll tell you why this is a book that gets better after it begins but won’t leave you disappointed when it ends.

Wait, you ask, does that mean that Saint X has an awesome ending and I won’t be disappointed or does it mean I won’t be disappointed when it ends because I’ll finally be done with it?

Well, just as you won’t win the stuffed animal until you make the basket, you won’t know the answer to that question until you get to the end.

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Richard CummingsSaint X by Alexis Schaitkin: A Book Review
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The Upside Movie Review by Richard Cummings

the-upside-movie-reviewThere is no downside to seeing The Upside.

As with most movies, I did little due diligence prior to seeing The Upside so I would not have any prejudices entering the film.

However, I couldn’t avoid two inescapable thoughts prior to seeing the movie:  Bryan Cranston never disappoints and Kevin Hart is a much better actor than a comedian (more on that in a bit).  Also, throw in some Nicole Kidman and we might have ourselves a decent viewing experience.

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Richard CummingsThe Upside Movie Review by Richard Cummings
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Where the Crawdads Sing – A Review By Richard Cummings

Where-the-Crawdads-Sing-Book-ReviewWhere the Crawdads Sing has kept its place on the bestseller list for a long time. I didn’t want to read it but it wouldn’t go away. Every week, it’s there again – inescapable.

Why didn’t I want to read it?

As I viewed the Amazon page for the book, I found three compelling reasons to NOT READ Where the Crawdads Sing:

(1) It was a pick of the Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club — what is this?  I like Reese, but seriously, does every celebrity have to have a book club?

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Richard CummingsWhere the Crawdads Sing – A Review By Richard Cummings
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Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

the-family-upstairs-lisa-jewell-a-review-by-richard-cummingsIn this book review of The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell, I will share with you what I liked, what I didn’t like, and whether this is a book that you should have on your bookshelves or in your Kindle collection.

This is the first book that I have read by Lisa Jewell. I have heard her name, and heard people mention her books, but until now I have never been compelled to read one.

As a picture of food often compels us to visit a restaurant, I will admit I do judge a book by its cover and perhaps that is the reason that I have never before read this Lisa Jewell book.

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Richard CummingsBook Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
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Chat Roulette: A Live Review of ChatRoulette.Com

chatroulette-review-1I am just reading in the entertainment section of the newspaper about this website called ChatRoulette.com.

It´s a website where everybody is LIVE on webcams.  No doctored photos or photos of people from 10 years before.  It is all apparently live, pimples and all.

So, I´m gonna pop on the computer and see what all the fuss is about — this is my official ChatRoulette review.

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Richard CummingsChat Roulette: A Live Review of ChatRoulette.Com
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The Movie 21, Variable Change, and Monty Hall

variable-change-movie-21The movie 21 introduced many to the concept of variable change. But what is variable change? Stay tuned for a lively discussion!

During the movie 21 (read my 21 movie review here), we are introduced to a seemingly simple example of probability often referred to by three different names: Variable change, the Monty Hall Problem, and/or conditional probability.  The scenario is this:

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Richard CummingsThe Movie 21, Variable Change, and Monty Hall
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What Do You Think of This Man?

reflections-on-a-manI am going to describe a man to you and I just want to know what your thoughts of him are.

This man is 38 years old, has a terrific job, and many friends.  On top of all that, he has an attractive loving wife who has faithfully been by his side for the last 11 years.  Together, they have recently decided to have their first baby together.

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Richard CummingsWhat Do You Think of This Man?