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I featured this book in May’s Nerdy Special List, but the full review below appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers and is republished here with permission.
” ‘I killed a man,’ I say to my new therapist.”
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Movie Review: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

October 20, 2011 – 7:13 pm | 7 Comments
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I’ll admit it: If I’d known ahead of time this movie (limited release, Oct. 21) is about a young woman struggling to survive her cult experience, I probably wouldn’t have rushed out to the screening …

Book Giveaway: THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

October 17, 2011 – 11:10 pm | 14 Comments
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I’m thrilled to announce that the generous folks over at Doubleday have allowed me to give away two copies of Erin Morgenstern‘s The Night Circus. You’ve probably heard about this novel for months since it …

First Tintin Movie News Are In!

October 17, 2011 – 1:23 am | 6 Comments
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I was thrilled to hear over the weekend that most of the first reviews for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secrets of Unicorn are not only positive, but overwhelmingly so! Many of you know the …

Book Review: KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT by Colin Cotterill

October 13, 2011 – 9:59 pm | 14 Comments

Originally reviewed for Shelf Awareness, published here with permission.
Colin Cotterill, author of the Dr. Siri series set in 1970s Laos, introduces a new sleuth in Killed at the Whim of a Hat. Though Jimm Juree …

Mini Reviews: SHOCK WAVE, CALL ME PRINCESS, and THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER

October 12, 2011 – 2:26 am | 2 Comments
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I took advantage of the long Columbus Day weekend to park myself on the couch and catch up on some reading, which was divine. Well, except for the part when I sat too long and …

Book Review: THE AFFAIR by Lee Child

October 6, 2011 – 11:33 pm | 6 Comments
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If you’re looking for something good to read this weekend, check out the new Jack Reacher. My review originally ran in Shelf Awareness and is reprinted here with remission. Happy Friday!
Ever since Jack Reacher …

Movie Review: THE IDES OF MARCH

October 5, 2011 – 2:55 am | 14 Comments
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If you’re not into politics, don’t let it deter you from seeing The Ides of March (out October 7), based on Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North. Despite its setting, it’s not really about politics. It’s more …

Movie Review: FOOTLOOSE

October 3, 2011 – 2:08 am | 8 Comments
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When I posted on Facebook that I had gone to a Paramount screening of the Footloose remake (out October 14), one of my friends jokingly threatened to disown me because I was apparently being disloyal to …

Nerdfest Finale—Quiz Answers, Nerdy Slide Show, and Giveaway Winners

October 1, 2011 – 12:01 am | 15 Comments

For the past four days, I’ve been running nerdy anecdotes from crime authors who were generous enough to share their stories and, in some cases, pictures as well. They did it to help me celebrate …

Nerdfest: Day Four

September 30, 2011 – 1:46 am | 14 Comments
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We’ve arrived at day four of Nerdycon, with more crime authors sharing spectacularly nerdy moments. Think you know them from their work? Well, you may never have seen them like this.
Today’s panelists:
*Tess Gerritsen—Tess is the …

Nerdfest: Day Three

September 29, 2011 – 12:16 am | 10 Comments
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Welcome to day three of the nerdathon! (Click for days one, two, and four.) Hope you have snacks and Gatorade to help keep up your energy. Wait a minute, aren’t we all nerds here? Keep eating …

Nerdfest: Day Two

September 28, 2011 – 12:56 am | 17 Comments
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Welcome to day two of my nerdypalooza (here are days one, three, and four).
Today’s headliners are:
* Megan Abbott—Megan is an Edgar-winning author of six novels, including the recently released The End of Everything, which has been …