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WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assanges War on Secrecy by David Leigh, Luke Harding (13h3m) #Audible #FirstLine: "Back in the days when almost no one had heard of WikiLeaks, regular emails started arriving in my inbox from someone called Julian Assange."

Random Access Memories

Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' is full of WTF moments: Julian Casablancas delivering maybe the most emotive vocals of his career through a vocoder-style haze; dance godfather Giorgio Moroder waxing nostalgic on an electro-jazz-funk epic; pop-schmaltz guru Paul Williams playing a love-starved cyborg in a disco fantasia.

NetGalley Catalog Twerp by Mark Goldblatt; Random House Children's; Pub date May 28, 2013. Julian gets suspended from school. He is assigned to keep a journal and write about the incident that got him suspended. This is his account of life in sixth grade--blowing up homemade fireworks, writing a love letter for his best friend (with disastrous results), and worrying whether he's still the fastest kid in school. Five Star Story great for kids.

Our 1st Holiday Pick! CAMP CHRISTMAS: Hannah never meant to be a mean girl. It just sort of happened during one painful year. But since changing would make her some enemies, she’ll wait until graduation. That is, until a camp friend calls her on the act during their school ski trip. Will Julian out her to her friends? Or will the guy she called King of the Nerds make her wish she was a more like him? Download 4 free 12/17 at or .99…

Winner of the 2011 Booker Prize. Well written, quick read. Warning: you will want to discuss the ending with someone. Maybe a good book club read?

Kinky Boots , starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost. A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. #Comedy #Drama #Music

A Writer’s Room

A Writer’s Room - T Magazine JULIAN BARNES; he paints a portrait of grief five years after the death of his wife, the literary agent Pat Kavanagh, in “Levels of Life.”

Try telling someone the best thing you read all year was a children’s comic book called The Secret Science Alliance and The Copycat Crook and watch how quickly you become telepathic. In the twenty or so times I’ve mentioned this to people since 2009, I swear, I can actually hear, “who’s this ding-a-ling” pulsating out of their brain. Four years later, I’m still that same dame-a-ling, but I’m also still that impressed with Eleanor Davis’ astonishing kid’s adventure comic.