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March 19, 2015 – 10:35 am | 8 Comments

A couple weeks ago, I received a cookbook for review. Since me in the kitchen is the equivalent of a child running with scissors while chased by wild dogs across a freeway, I might seem …

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Nerdy Special List March 2015

March 5, 2015 – 11:53 pm | One Comment
Nerdy Special List March 2015

Though we’ve been enjoying gorgeous weather in Southern California, my family and friends on the East Coast are soooo over all the snow and freezing temps. But they’ve had lots of snow days, which means …

Book Review: CANARY by Duane Swierczynski

March 4, 2015 – 9:06 pm | 3 Comments
Book Review: CANARY by Duane Swierczynski

This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers and is reprinted here with permission.
Sarie Holland, the protagonist in Duane Swierczynski’s Canary, is a 17-year-old college student who’s busted after unwittingly helping another student on a …

A Peek Inside My TBR Stack

January 20, 2015 – 12:41 am | 8 Comments
A Peek Inside My TBR Stack

As I was perusing the opening passages of books I’ll be reading over the next month or so, for myself and for Shelf Awareness, I thought it’d be fun to share them with you. We …

Book Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins

January 12, 2015 – 9:08 pm | 11 Comments
Book Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins

Several months ago I read You by Caroline Kepnes, which was engrossing, but all the characters were horrible people and I couldn’t give a whit what happened to them. When they encountered very bad things, …

Movie Review: STILL ALICE

December 2, 2014 – 10:55 pm | 3 Comments
Movie Review: STILL ALICE

Based on Lisa Genova’s 2009 novel of the same name, Still Alice (limited release, Dec. 5) is about a college professor dealing with early onset Alzheimer’s. The film takes viewers along on the agonizing journey as …

My Life According to Books 2014

November 28, 2014 – 2:33 am | 10 Comments
My Life According to Books 2014

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving! If you celebrated it, I hope you had a wonderful time.
Since holidays include fun and games, this is a good time to post the annual meme in which I post a …

Movie Review: AMERICAN SNIPER

November 24, 2014 – 11:29 pm | 6 Comments
Movie Review: AMERICAN SNIPER

In one scene in American Sniper (out Christmas day), Navy SEAL Chris Kyle comes home from his first tour in Iraq. Though he’s sitting still and claims he’s fine, a doctor slaps a blood-pressure cuff …

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