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September 10, 2018 – 6:20 pm | One Comment

Claire is a young London doctor, living a solitary life that consists of work and little else. Then a detective inspector comes to her door and says simply, “There’s been a sighting.”
Claire doesn’t need to …

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Book Review: A DOUBLE LIFE by Flynn Berry

September 10, 2018 – 6:20 pm | One Comment
double life

Claire is a young London doctor, living a solitary life that consists of work and little else. Then a detective inspector comes to her door and says simply, “There’s been a sighting.”
Claire doesn’t need to …

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All Asians All the Time

September 4, 2018 – 10:23 pm | One Comment
CBC

This past holiday weekend turned out really Asian for me.
First I saw writer/director Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching, starring John Cho, and thought it was a riveting, innovative thriller. In case you don’t know the concept, the entire …

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Movie Mini Reviews: MAMMA MIA 2 & MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE–FALLOUT

July 26, 2018 – 7:45 pm | One Comment
mission-impossible-fallout

It’s been 110+ degrees here and I’ve been hiding in places with A/C because I’m trying to avoid an electric bill for $47K next month. This means lots of time at the library and movie theater. …

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Nerdy Special List June 2018

June 11, 2018 – 10:01 pm | 2 Comments
word is murder

Summer is here so that means packing 5 books for every 1 day of vacation you take, right? Consider stuffing the following titles into your over-the-weight-limit bags!
Jen at Brown Dog Solutions recommends:
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman …

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Nerdy Special List May 2018

May 14, 2018 – 6:49 pm | 4 Comments
calypso

Even though it’s not summer yet, I was inundated with May books that seem intended to be read in one sitting, as if we’re on vacation or something. And if we’re not, we’ll just have …

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Weekend Watching: KILLING EVE, A QUIET PLACE & BLOCKERS

April 8, 2018 – 7:54 pm | 4 Comments
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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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Nerdy Special List April 2018

April 6, 2018 – 12:25 am | 2 Comments
paris by the book

Happy April! I’ve been wearing shirts and dresses in floral prints all week because I want flowers to be bloomin’ on my body if nowhere else. Hope spring is happening where you are.
To help brighten …

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March Showers Bring Cover Flowers

March 22, 2018 – 10:12 pm | One Comment
ensemble

It’s been raining on and off in L.A. for the past three weeks, which makes me miserable and cold. Had to put on socks and turtlenecks when it hit 70 degrees indoors! 🙂
I bought rain …

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Book Review: THIS FALLEN PREY by Kelley Armstrong

March 19, 2018 – 8:31 pm | 4 Comments
this fallen prey

In Kelley Armstrong’s This Fallen Prey, third in the Casey Duncan series (after A Darkness Absolute), the detective and the off-the-grid town of Rockton remain as fascinating as ever.
Rockton, situated in the Canadian Yukon, is …

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Strong Women Taking Charge in TOMB RAIDER & COLLATERAL

March 15, 2018 – 12:52 am | One Comment
collateral mulligan

Coincidentally, without even thinking about how March is women’s history month, I’ve been mostly reading books and watching movies and TV shows written or directed by women and featuring strong female protagonists.
I’ll write about the …

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Nerdy Special List March 2018

March 12, 2018 – 8:45 pm | 2 Comments
sandman

With Daylight Savings Time, I have no idea what day or time it is and have been eating dinner at 3:00 p.m. But I do know it’s March and time to post this month’s list …

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Book Review: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED by Mick Herron

February 23, 2018 – 12:07 am | One Comment
this is what happened

Mick Herron’s standalone This Is What Happened begins in medias res, with 26-year-old Maggie Barnes hiding in a bathroom in a high-rise building during a dangerous spy mission.
Until recently, she was working in the corporate …

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