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Book Review: MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins

August 31, 2010 – 9:56 pm | 6 Comments

This review of Suzanne Collins’s final book in the Hunger Games trilogy was written by contributing writer Aline Dolinh, 12, who’s been reading since she was 3 and writing short stories since she was 7. …


Book Review & Giveaway: THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR

August 31, 2010 – 1:58 am | 30 Comments
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How much of a nerd am I? I spent last Saturday night at home reading a book on grammar and considered it a good time. That’s because Roy Peter Clark makes it fun in The …


Best & Worst of Emmys 2010

August 29, 2010 – 10:57 pm | 17 Comments
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Despite knowing that award shows have a tendency to be long and tedious, I was looking forward to this year’s Emmys because I liked many of the nominees. But after a rousing opening number with …


Book Review: David Rosenfelt’s DOG TAGS

August 25, 2010 – 1:23 am | 12 Comments
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When you hear legal thriller, you probably think John Grisham or Scott Turow or Richard North Patterson and that’s all good. What I can’t figure out is why David Rosenfelt isn’t up there with those guys. …


Craziest FAMILY FEUD Answers

August 23, 2010 – 12:05 am | 12 Comments

During the dog days of summers, I have a hard time finding interesting shows to watch. When that happens, I find myself drifting to the Game Show Network because they have re-runs of old TV …


PCN’s Weirdest Keyword Searches

August 20, 2010 – 10:12 pm | 10 Comments

My admin panel has a section titled “search engine terms” that displays the keywords people use in their Internet searches to land on my site. Most of them are understandable: “rooney mara” (the new Lisbeth …


Stalking the Author

August 19, 2010 – 12:03 am | 32 Comments

I was getting impatient sitting around waiting for Robert Crais‘s next book, The Sentry. Yeah, I know it’s coming out January 11 but that’s five lousy months.
So I decided to take matters into my own …


My Life as a Book 2010

August 16, 2010 – 9:47 pm | 37 Comments

Last year, I did this fun meme in which I described myself by completing sentences using only titles of books I read in 2009. It was based on something I’d seen at Reactions to Reading. …


The Girl Who Will Play Lisbeth Salander Is…

August 16, 2010 – 11:47 am | 12 Comments
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…Rooney Mara.
David Fincher has finally chosen the lead actress for his adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Mara, 25, will star opposite Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist, Robin Wright as Millenium‘s …



August 12, 2010 – 11:30 pm | 15 Comments
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I read a lot of mysteries so my head is often filled with stories about death and other gruesomeness. Every once in a while, I like to clear the palate by reading something different. Here …


Movie Review: EAT PRAY LOVE

August 11, 2010 – 1:57 am | 19 Comments
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I went into a screening of Eat Pray Love on an empty stomach, which was foolish because it growled in protest every time Julia Roberts took a bite of luscious pasta, cheese-oozing pizza or moist-looking …


Winners of Marcus Sakey’s SCAR TISSUE E-Anthology

August 11, 2010 – 1:07 am | 2 Comments

My three randomly selected winners are:


I’ve forwarded your e-mail addresses to Marcus’s rep, Dana, who will send you a code for a free download.
Thank you all for entering and sharing tales of your favorite scars. …

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