Saturday, March 31, 2012

A World of Ideas: Writers Review

I promise my blog won't become a repository of links to my DVD reviews. I've just been pumping them out quick lately. The latest is Bill Moyers' A World of Ideas: Writers.

Over the next few weeks, I plan to, of course, write whatever spurs me on to write, as well as more Henderson Press posts. With there now being a firm time that we'll move, I want to read the rest of the issues of Henderson Press, up to the latest, whenever that might be, and I'm also going to start shrinking my Las Vegas books stack in my room. I've started with Super Casino: Inside the "New" Las Vegas by Pete Earley, and I'm thinking of reading The Desert Rose by Larry McMurtry next. I have a combination of novels and nonfiction books, all about Las Vegas. This will serve as a transition to ransacking the Nevada history sections of my local libraries after I become a Henderson resident. I will learn what there is in these books, and then I want to know everything else, everything from the beginning of Nevada. I'm gradually doing the same for New Mexico, for my trips in the years to come, but Nevada takes priority, especially Henderson and Las Vegas.


  1. Rory! Does your interest include gambling/casinos in general, or does it stay on Vegas only? I read an article yesterday that might intrigue you, or it might not. It deals with a blackjack player who won millions from Atlantic City casinos just by knowing not only how to play the game well, but how to work the casino comps/perks, etc. Lemme see if the link will work:

    If not, sorry.

    By the way, I'd love it if you'd link to each of your DVD reviews - I'm not sure I'd be able to track them all down by myself...

  2. My interest in gambling and casinos is limited to Southern Nevada, but I've been reading a bit about Atlantic City by way of Super Casino: Inside the "New" Las Vegas by Pete Earley, since Steve Wynn spent some time running a casino there before he created the Mirage in Las Vegas. And when casinos started up in Atlantic City, they initially took a huge chunk of profits away from Las Vegas since east coast Vegas visitors didn't have to go far to find a casino. The link worked, and I'll read it after finishing this comment.

    Also, I'll have an entry up in a few minutes listing my DVD reviews so far.