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Nerdies for Favorite Things of 2009

December 27, 2009 – 11:52 pm | 10 Comments

Hope you all are enjoying the holidays. Me, I’m having so much fun with family, I need more gigabytes in my brain to store all the memories being made.
I get grateful this time of year …

A Tale from My Christmas Past

December 23, 2009 – 12:00 am | 25 Comments

One year in college, I was stuck at school until Dec. 23 because of finals that must have been scheduled by Scrooge or the Grinch. Christmas was around the corner but I wasn’t feeling it. …


December 20, 2009 – 10:11 pm | 11 Comments
mirren & mca

With all the holiday activities going on, I’m woefully behind on everything (haven’t seen Avatar—what?!) so the following reviews will be a little abbreviated. They’ll take less time for you to read so you can …


December 17, 2009 – 11:52 am | 5 Comments

Anybody watched this show? I abhor reality shows (except American Idol and Project Runway) but tuned in to NBC’s The Sing-Off because it was advertised as real-life Glee and you know I love me some …

67th Annual Golden Globe Nominations

December 15, 2009 – 3:57 pm | 31 Comments

In case you haven’t seen them yet, here’s the full list. Film highlights (if a title is underlined, click on it to read my review):
Best Picture, Drama
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air
I …

Winners of THE FIRST RULE Giveaway

December 14, 2009 – 10:34 pm | 6 Comments

After I plugged everyone’s names into Random.org, giving extra entries to those who qualified, the website drew Sophie Littlefield as my first winner. Sophie, you get an ARC of Robert Crais‘s The First Rule (pub …


December 13, 2009 – 12:51 am | 11 Comments

I’ve been reading Sue Grafton for a quarter century now, starting in high school when I found her books in the school library (I spent a lot of time there). I devoured the “A” through …

Movie Review: NINE

December 10, 2009 – 1:40 am | 13 Comments

Nine (and the movie 8 ½, on which it’s based) is about a writer/director who has a hard time coming up with a story for his latest film. It’s ironic, then, that Nine, written by …

Book Review: THE LINEUP

December 6, 2009 – 10:37 pm | 13 Comments

It was cold this weekend in L.A. so I wore everything I own, causing my husband to say I looked homeless, but it was good because it made me stay in. I slept, read, drank …

Books as Snapshots

December 3, 2009 – 11:01 pm | 12 Comments
red balloon

In the movie Up in the Air (read my review here), George Clooney’s character, Ryan Bingham, repeatedly gives a speech about how it’s better to travel light through life. If you put all your belongings …

Nerd Chat with Robert Crais Plus Giveaway of THE FIRST RULE

December 1, 2009 – 9:09 pm | 49 Comments

Though he’s busy gearing up for the release of The First Rule next month (January 12), Robert Crais generously took time from shopping for loud socks to do an e-mail interview with me.
If you’re already …


December 1, 2009 – 1:30 am | 9 Comments
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Just came out of a screening of Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones (opening Dec. 11) and I’m about as confused as the movie is. So, my movie partner, Eric Edwards, and I had the following …

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