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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.
Here are our recommendations this …

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Nerdy Special List February 2013

February 17, 2013 – 8:31 pm | 6 Comments
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What is happening to February? It’s more than half over?! Better post this month’s Nerdy Special List, then.
Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts read two standout February releases:
Birthdays for the Dead (Harper Paperback, Feb. 19) is the new …

CHRISTMAS IN HANOI, POE, and Charlie Huston

February 11, 2013 – 10:58 pm | 3 Comments
Scene from the play: What the hell is going on here? And of course that's me with veil over my head.

In case any of you were considering filing a missing persons report on me, I’m still here, just keeping my head down on a bunch of different projects. I’ve been rehearsing for a play, Eddie …

SAG AWARDS 2013

January 27, 2013 – 11:01 pm | 7 Comments
ben affleck argo cast sag 2013

I’m still in rehearsals six days a week for the new play, and doing various freelance gigs, so this won’t be a full write-up, just a few highlights in case you missed the show (apparently …

Book Review: STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE by Ian Rankin

January 23, 2013 – 2:50 am | 5 Comments

I finally jumped on the Inspector Rebus bandwagon after friends (I’m looking at you, Jenn aka The Picky Girl) have long pulled it alongside and tried to heave me on board. It wasn’t a matter …

Robert Crais and His Mighty Balls

January 21, 2013 – 1:31 pm | 5 Comments
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Just a reminder that tomorrow—Tuesday, Jan. 22—is launch day for Robert Crais’s Suspect.  You will love Maggie and her relationship with Scott James, so buy the book and help Crais rule the world.
Go to a …

Book Review: RATLINES by Stuart Neville

January 15, 2013 – 3:24 pm | 2 Comments
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The following ran in Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for Readers last week, and is reprinted here with permission.
The title of Stuart Neville’s standalone thriller Ratlines refers to the underground network that helped former Nazis and their associates escape Germany …

Few Thoughts on the 70th Golden Globes

January 14, 2013 – 1:10 am | 10 Comments
naomi watts golden globes 2013

I had rehearsal today for the new play I’m doing, so I tuned in late to the Golden Globes. I’m now exhausted so this write-up won’t be long; I just wanted to throw out a …

Book Review: SAFE HOUSE by Chris Ewan

January 10, 2013 – 12:29 am | One Comment
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The following ran in Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for Readers last month as a starred review, and is reprinted here with permission.
At the start of Chris Ewan’s Safe House, Rob Hale wakes up in the hospital and …

Nerdy Special List January 2013

January 7, 2013 – 10:02 pm | 5 Comments
death of bees

I went away for the holidays, but didn’t intend to go undeground and disappear from my blog and social media for two weeks. It was a good thing, though. Unplugging allows me to just be …

Merry, Happy, Joyous Everything

December 23, 2012 – 8:04 pm | 6 Comments
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I’m getting ready to get on a bus to the airport, where I’ll board a plane for the East Coast, where I’ll rent a car to drive to my brother’s place for the holidays. I …

Movie Review: THIS IS 40

December 19, 2012 – 1:31 pm | 4 Comments
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I went to a screening of Judd Apatow’s latest comedy because I needed a few laughs, and This Is 40 provided a few, but it’s also much more dramatic than I anticipated. Which isn’t a …

Winner of Robert Crais’s SUSPECT

December 17, 2012 – 12:18 am | 2 Comments

The randomly selected winner is:

Shell Sherree

Congrats, Shell! Please email me by Wednesday, Dec. 19 noon PST with the address where you’d like the ARC sent.
Thank you to everyone who shared amazing dog tales. If you …

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