Author Archives: topherdman

End-of-season reads

While putting together my previous reading list, I mentioned that I was already tackling Relentless. That was three weeks ago. I’ve since finished the nonfiction title, before trekking Nesbo’s 695-page Nemesis. In under a week, I’ve likewise knocked back Grisham’s … Continue reading

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Parks and Recreation (2009-15) reviewed

Some time ago, I discovered this show named Parks and Recreation. I was searching for a new series to explore when I came across this talented office ensemble. Amy Poehler spearheads Parks as Leslie Knope, the perky deputy director. She … Continue reading

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The Last Dance (2020) reviewed

When I ponder His Airness, the first thing that comes to mind is not his vicious throwdowns, his trademark fadeaways, or even his thick crunch time portfolio. Funny enough, a game that happened in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is … Continue reading

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Mid-autumn reads

As the title suggests, this reading list was spread through parts of April and May. I devoured at least two of these books last month: Dynamo and Gone Girl. However, I finished the latter in early May. Regardless, only Redbreast … Continue reading

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Lessons from mums

Today, 10 May, is Mother’s Day. While admittedly low on ideas, I’ve decided to earmark this week’s post as another tribute to mums. We are still in the midst of the pandemic. Most Australian states may have eased their restrictions. … Continue reading

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Doomsday prepping

Contrary to what the title suggests, this is not the conclusion, the two-word cliché before the credits roll. Rather, this is a ruminating post, an introspection, a moment to pause. Twenty nineteen has been a very different year. In Australia, … Continue reading

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My April reads

I’ve finished four books since my last catalogue. I mentioned before that Fallen (Slaughter) was my latest read. I’ve since moved on from Will Trent no. 5. I then proceeded to tackle this nonfiction title, So Many Books. At 144 … Continue reading

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Double century

This is a milestone post in the history of my blog. After a few years of posting weekly, this marks the two-hundredth post on Mot Juste. In May 2018, I reached one hundred career posts. The road to the first … Continue reading

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So Many Jackets

Today I was browsing the net for blog post ideas when one entry struck a chord. The point urged their readers to think about one word and compose an entire article based on said word. If you’re short on inspiration, … Continue reading

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Hat-trick

I finished three more reads since my last list. I indicated then that American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins was next. Aside from the controversial novel, I have also gone through two non-fiction books. The first was Chuck Palahniuk’s Consider This, … Continue reading

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