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I had a lazy weekend—well, lazier than usual—and ended up watching lots of TV and movies. Good thing they were mostly entertaining. Here are some brief thoughts on the ones worth mentioning.
Killing Eve

I’ve been salivating …

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August 31, 2012 – 1:42 pm | 7 Comments

Earlier this week, my blogger pal le0pard13 gave me a Liebster Award. “Ich liebe dich” is “I love you” in German so I think this is a good thing. If “liebster” means something else in Chinese, …


Gunpoint Review: ALBERT OF ADELAIDE by Howard L. Anderson

August 29, 2012 – 2:16 am | 25 Comments
albert adelaide

My friend Lauren and I discuss books on a regular basis, and she always has incisive and insightful comments about why she likes or doesn’t like something. I’d asked her to be a guest reviewer …


Book Review: THE ABSENT ONE by Jussi Adler-Olsen

August 26, 2012 – 11:14 pm | 10 Comments

This appeared last week in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission.
In this second installment in the Department Q series (after last year’s excellent The Keeper of Lost Causes), Jussi Adler-Olsen wastes …


First Impressions 8.24.12

August 23, 2012 – 10:30 pm | 17 Comments

I’m back to sampling openers of new books to see which ones I should read first. Because of busy stuff, I went about five days last week without reading for pleasure and was getting twitchy, …


Book Review: WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple

August 21, 2012 – 11:42 pm | 3 Comments

After I finish a book, I often need some time to process it before reviewing it. But then life sometimes gets busy and I don’t get around to it and next thing I know it’s …


Book Giveaway: WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple

August 19, 2012 – 11:10 pm | 11 Comments

This last week was a really good, busy one, in case any of you were worried I’d been snatched by bears. I did a commercial for Wells Fargo, finished a couple editing jobs, and continued …


A Few Thoughts on THE CLOSER Series Finale & MAJOR CRIMES

August 14, 2012 – 12:44 am | 5 Comments
The Closer

*SPOILERS AHEAD: Stop reading if you haven’t watched the finale*
Going into the finale, the only things I hoped for were that Brenda wouldn’t die in the line of duty, and that she’d leave with dignity, …


Lee Child Reads from Gregg Hurwitz’s THE SURVIVOR

August 7, 2012 – 10:30 pm | 2 Comments
survivor cover

I’ve been rehearsing a play six days a week while still editing and reviewing books, so my blog posts will probably be short—but hopefully not boring—for the next month or so.
I got a kick out …


Book Giveaway: THE ABSENT ONE by Jussi Adler-Olsen

August 6, 2012 – 9:25 pm | 9 Comments
absent one

Before I get to this giveaway, I want to announce the two winners of Karin Slaughter’s Criminal:

Tom Piccirilli
Sarah RH

Congrats! Please fill out this contact form with the address where you’d like the publicist to ship …

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