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Summer is almost over and I’m relieved because I’m melting. But I’ve had more excellent reads this summer than I did in the past few years, and many of the standout books are August releases.
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Richard Jenkins to EAT, PRAY, LOVE with Julia Roberts

April 16, 2009 – 1:56 pm | 13 Comments
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I’m one of the gazillion people who loved Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love so I’ve been keeping tabs on the movie adaptation to see if it’s getting the proper care as it makes its trek …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for Author Steve Amick–Part Two

April 13, 2009 – 8:50 pm | 5 Comments
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This is the conclusion of an interview with Steve Amick (click here for part one), who wrote the 1940s love story, Nothing But a Smile.
PCN: If a movie of your book had been made …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for Author Steve Amick–Part One

April 12, 2009 – 7:04 pm | 12 Comments
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One of the reasons I started this blog was to spotlight writers/artists/actors who may not be household names yet but I feel deserve attention. Last month, I received Steve Amick‘s book Nothing But a Smile …

Unplugging from the Culture

April 10, 2009 – 12:21 am | 6 Comments
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I haven’t written in the last few days because this is where I was. Went away for a little R & R in Desert Hot Springs where there’s no phone, TV or Internet, just lots …

SPELLMAN FILES Handed to Director Barry Sonnenfeld

April 2, 2009 – 10:36 am | 2 Comments
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Couple weeks ago, I reviewed the third book in Lisa Lutz‘s series about a family of private investigators, Revenge of the Spellmans. Now Variety reports that the movie of the first book, The Spellman Files, …

LONG LOST Myron and Win Are Back!

March 26, 2009 – 11:01 pm | 14 Comments
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I hate Harlan Coben. Every time I pick up one of his books, I think, Oh, I’ll just read one chapter and then I’ll get on with my work/grocery shopping/showering, whatever. But it never works …

The Spellmans' Satisfying REVENGE

March 23, 2009 – 5:10 pm | 10 Comments
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The Spellmans are back in Lisa Lutz‘s Revenge of the Spellmans, the third in her series about the lovably dysfunctional family of private eyes. The story begins with Izzy, the 31-year-old underachieving middle child, attending …

Winner of WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE Prizes

March 16, 2009 – 10:39 am | 12 Comments
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Congratulations to Viktoria of North Hollywood, CA, who won the black tour T-shirt and tomato seeds from the Angel Corporation! Viktoria sent along these pictures of her wearing the shirt and, um, the ketchup she …

Audrey Niffenegger's Second Novel Coming Out in September 2009!

March 14, 2009 – 1:24 pm | 5 Comments
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Earlier this week, we discussed the upcoming movie version of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Now, the New York Times reports that Audrey Niffenegger’s next novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, will be coming out late September! [UPDATE: …

Free Stuff–Win WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE Prizes!

March 5, 2009 – 10:15 pm | 14 Comments
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Are you a fan of Kim Harrison’s the Hollows series? If yes, you’re gonna like some cool stuff I’ve got to give away to tie in with the recent release of book #7, White Witch, …

THE REAPER Kicks Butt!

February 26, 2009 – 12:50 am | 6 Comments
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Man, oh man, I just finished this book by Josh Bazell called Beat the Reaper and it was so good, I started writing this review before the book’s back cover had slapped shut. That’s how …

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Gets Under Your Skin

January 24, 2009 – 12:48 pm | 17 Comments
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Over the holidays, I stumbled upon a book called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in my brother-in-law’s library. After gobbling it down in a few days (if eyeballs can swallow, that is), I was …

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