Read a Good Book Lately?

Read a good book about your craft? Or just a good book in general? Share it here.

Brian Shell
Tackled my "Atlas Shrugged" - finished 12/12/18

Glad to announce that I slugged my through my third pass of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" as of late last night. I first tackled it in 1993 on graveyard shift in LA. 2nd time was a listen while driving from Detroit to KC to LA to Seattle at the end of 1996 and the beginning of 1997. It was a resolutio...

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Brian Shell

BTW, that's a Circle of Friends candle-holder... kinda reminds me of S32. :-)

Lio Cloud

Hey that's my favorite book. I have no idea how many times I've read it.

Tibor Tibi Andris Halmai (Andy Halmay)

Thanks, Mate. We're celebrating today. It's queen Vicky's birthday. Nobody told our government Victoria died 118 years ago. Canucks are the laziest in the Commonwealth & just LIVE for holidays. Cheers.

Debbie Croysdale
POLICE SLANG by Charles "Charlie" Harris

HEY This not a book for a read but a book for any screenplay with UK based crime "Investigations" involved. I stumbled across this little number cos someone sent it me as a gift. If your protagonist has enemies and is framed to be interviewed by police, or police are protagonists, this the inner circle gift of gab.

Jan Walters

Book looks interesting. I'll have to check it out.

Andrew G. Nelson

What an interesting concept. This has long been a pet-peeve of mine, especially in books dealing with the NYPD. The reality is that just about every police agency has their own terminology and it real...

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Debbie Croysdale

Hi Jan and Andrew. Hope you managed to get hold of book. Its printed by small publishing house and I found it my pitch fest London 2017. If you have difficulty getting hold of it let me know and I can...

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Matthew Rigdon

If you're righting in this vein, here's another great book that I came across years ago. The author has been in law enforcement for decades. He isn't a fiction writer, but has done a lot of consulting...

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Mike Shields II
The Bible

Is the only good book I know, so the answer to your question is a resounding YES!!!!!!!!!!

Michael Connolly

Never heard of it, who wrote it?

Surina Nel
Cell - Robin Cook

Recently finished this book. Although an older book I love his medical thrillers. This one was extremely good, since what he writes about isn't completely impossible. In fact, there is not one off his books that I did not think: "now that'll be a great movie". Definitely worth the read.

Kaye Bewley
Rude - by Katie Hopkins

There are a good number of people on the planet that simply do not like this woman, her views or her choice of words, indeed, what she promotes overall. But, no one can deny that she is in your face and says what she feels without fear of reprisal. Sometimes, I agree, her words can be dangerous and...

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Debbie Croysdale

I think I will read this out of curiosity. I don’t know why a lot of people hate her, hate is a powerful emotion hardly worthy, she says what she thinks....so what?

Kaye Bewley

Hi Debbie, thanks for commenting. I've never hated anyone but, I do confess to disliking Ms Hopkins before I read this book. I believed her to be some pompous stuck up human being who looked down on t...

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Debbie Croysdale

“Cleaning lady in Pub”? Kate is definitely a dark horse. I think that although a lot of people admit they dislike her, its probably a scenario of “Love To Hate”, rather than total non respect. If a ma...

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Debbie Croysdale
Fun read when got writing lag

YEAH THIS DAFT......But after fourteen hours solid graft, it you love cats, its a bit of light respite. And its NEW YORK BEST SELLER!

Jeff Glovsky
Goodreads, Anyone?

Recently finished Snow by Orhan Pamuk... a rich read, deeply recommended.

What's your most recent Goodread(s) update? Feel free to connect there - https://www.goodreads.com/jeffglovsky -

or here.

Jeff Glovsky
Jeff Glovsky
Jeff Glovsky has 129 books on Goodreads, and is currently reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, and recently added Everything Is Illuminated by Jo...
Crina-Ludmila Cristea

Currently reading CHOKE by Chuck Palahniuk. Great read, really dark and intelligent writing.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa
Quentin Taranatino, the Man and His Movies

Yes, this is an old book, dealing with the start of his career. (I think he'd only just made Pulp Fiction when it was written.) But, because of that, it's more useful to aspiring directors, actors and writers.

This is the perfect anecdote to the "no film school" fraudsters who try to tell you what yo...

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Wayne Jarman
Crowdsourcing

I am currently reading Richard Botto's 'Crowdsourcing For FilmMakers'.

Brilliant information in an enjoyable read!

I have been hitting Social Media for years, in the hope of building an interested 'Crowd'.

A lot of rethinking and targeting to be done, methinks. :-)

Highly recommended:

https://www.amazon....

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Wayne Jarman

I guarantee that I will ...even if I have to do it in Lindi's name. (She bought it for me, as a Birthday present.)

Richard "RB" Botto

You're too kind, Wayne. Thank you in advance!

Wayne Jarman

Richard "RB" Botto, My review on Goodreads:

I will keep trying to put it up on Amazon ...but Amazon currently hates Australians and I just keep running i...

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Brian Graf

I am also currently reading Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers by our own Richard Botto, aka RB. So far I am on page 113. Very interesting but admittedly a little intimidating to me. I have a second draft o...

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Wayne Jarman

Wishing you every success, Brian. There is some great information in the book. I think we are all 'behind on the crowdsourcing'. Just another challenge to be overcome. :)

Pamela Cederquist
"The Making of a Story" by Alice LaPlante

I'm taking the Neil Gaiman (one of my favorite writers) Masterclass. The book is on the syllabus. I've just started but am already enamored. Each chapter has a lesson, writing exercises, and readings.

Rowen Bridler
I recommend, Michael Caine's "Blowing the Bloody Doors Off"

Definitely a fascinating read. It gives you an insight as to working class values in a bygone era of film and theatre. He's got some good life lessons in there, even though things have changed hugely since he started out. I enjoyed his previous book, 'Acting In Film' but this is less about technique...

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Debbie Croysdale

Hi @Rowen. Yes I agree, I have all Michael Caine’s books and this has some insights the others don’t. Times have changed in film and media since he started out, but people are still people, and I admire his empathy. I have always been a fan, Alfie and Get Carter are legend.

Mike Hammari
Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers

I say I read, but I really do audiobooks. Today I was pleasantly surprised to find Richard Botto's book 'Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers' finally on Audible. I haven't had a chance to read it yet but for a few weeks now I've been considering buying the paperback and actually using my eyes to read. Than...

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Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers
Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Whether you're a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, or other creative, you probably have a project that needs constant exposure, or a product to promote. Bu…
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