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June 11, 2018 – 10:01 pm | 2 Comments

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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WE ARE THE WORLD 25 FOR HAITI Video

February 13, 2010 – 9:50 am | 21 Comments

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the new version to raise money for Haiti. Love the little kid waving his hand in the air in the beginning. Babs still got it. So moving to …

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Movie Review: VALENTINE’S DAY

February 12, 2010 – 11:54 am | 20 Comments
VALENTINES DAY

The marketing for Valentine’s Day makes the movie look like a shiny, pretty gift for those looking for a little romance come February 14. In reality, it’s like a box of candy that’s already been …

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I’m a Big Fat Liar

February 7, 2010 – 11:58 am | 17 Comments
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Within the last week or so, two of my blogger friends, le0pard13 and Poncho, kindly bestowed on me the Creative Writer Award (Poncho also gave me the Kreativ Blogger Award), with the real implication being …

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Winners of Ben Sherwood’s THE SURVIVORS CLUB

February 5, 2010 – 5:23 pm | 6 Comments

With Random.org‘s help, I drew the following 5 names to receive a trade paperback copy of this book from Hachette Book Group:

Alana (Whitman)
Lydia
le0pard13
WotV
Elizabeth (APMonkey)

Congrats! Please DM or e-mail me your address (click on “contact” tab …

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Movie Review: FROM PARIS WITH LOVE

February 5, 2010 – 11:02 am | 14 Comments
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During most of the Luc Besson-produced From Paris with Love, I had no idea what was going on. Oddly enough, being a fan of plot-driven movies, I still found it to be a blast, and …

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2010 Oscar Nominations & Script Giveaway

February 2, 2010 – 7:49 pm | 23 Comments
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By now, you’ve heard the Oscar noms (you haven’t? click here) and have probably dissected them with your friends, but I’ll throw in my two cents anyway and then get to the script giveaway.
The nominees …

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Mel Gibson Goes to EDGE OF DARKNESS

January 29, 2010 – 11:01 am | 18 Comments
Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness is an appropriate title for Mel Gibson’s latest starring vehicle because the name is as blandly formulaic as the movie, and it tells you upfront it’ll only go to the edge, not …

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Book Giveaway: Ben Sherwood’s THE SURVIVORS CLUB

January 24, 2010 – 6:30 pm | 29 Comments

It’s Monday. Do you think, “Damn, it’s gonna be another long week”? Or, “Hey, I survived my weekend”?
According to Ben Sherwood’s The Survivors Club, how you look at life can determine whether or not you …

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Nerdies for Best & Worst of SAG Awards

January 24, 2010 – 5:50 am | 11 Comments
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I usually love movie award shows but last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards bored me. Many of the winners were the same as Globe winners from less than a week ago so I couldn’t muster …

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Inside the SAG Awards’ Voting Process

January 22, 2010 – 2:21 am | 20 Comments
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The 16th annual SAG Awards are tomorrow, January 23, 2010 (televised on TBS and TNT), but before they’re handed out, I polled three different voters to see how they cast their ballots, not just who …

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Tell Me a Story About…Chair

January 21, 2010 – 7:18 am | 19 Comments
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I had so much fun when we played our storytelling game last time (read it here), I decided to do it again. Based on an exercise Elizabeth Gilbert wrote about in her book Committed: A …

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Behind the Scenes at the Golden Globes 2010

January 18, 2010 – 6:04 am | 5 Comments
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After the ceremony (and maybe a party or two), a friend of mine who had attended the Globes called and we chatted briefly about some things that weren’t shown on TV. She wished to stay …

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