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A few days ago, I ran a review of Shane Kuhn’s Hostile Takeover. Now meet the author in the following interview I did with him, which also appeared originally in Shelf Awareness for Readers and …

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July 13, 2011 – 9:24 pm | 7 Comments
yr friendly neighborhood...

This is by Eric Edwards, my friendly neighborhood contributing reviewer.—PCN

Ever try to quit something you know is bad for you, but it feels so instinctive it’d almost be wrong not to do it? That’s the …

Quick Movie Notes

July 11, 2011 – 10:58 pm | 4 Comments

Here’s the first poster for The Dark Knight Rises. It’s clever in that Magic Eye way, which, come to think of it, I was never good at. But I figured out the trick in this …

Royal Memories

July 10, 2011 – 10:25 pm | 6 Comments
di and travolta

I’m not a huge royals watcher but it’s funny how British princes keep following me around whenever they make their first official visits to the U.S. after marrying their lovely young wives. As you and …

Nerdy Recycling

July 6, 2011 – 10:52 pm | 5 Comments

I’m copyediting a couple of manuscripts right now (Brett Battles’s Becoming Quinn is in da house!) and sleeping showering blogging time is a little scarce. So, I’m posting a link to a piece I did …

Pop Culture Binge

July 5, 2011 – 3:32 am | 4 Comments
Walker (L) & Campbell-Martin

In addition to ingesting about two pounds of pasta salad, 3 bags of chips, 12 Popsicles, and 37 chicken wings over the long weekend, I also consumed a lot of pop culture stuff. Here’s a …


June 30, 2011 – 1:30 am | 15 Comments
bev & ryan

I went into the results show thinking I’d be okay if either Javier Colon or Dia Frampton won, because he has the best voice and she is most mesmerizing while performing. After his audition with …

Winners of Karin Slaughter’s FALLEN

June 29, 2011 – 10:00 pm |

My two randomly selected winners are:


You will each get a copy of Karin Slaughter’s terrific Fallen if you claim it by noon PST on Saturday, July 2.

Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn’t …

THE GLEE PROJECT—Vulnerability

June 27, 2011 – 8:08 pm | 8 Comments

Anybody watching this on Oxygen Sunday nights? It’s a mildly diverting show which documents the process of the creative team behind Glee trying to find an actor or actress for a seven-episode arc on the …

Book Review: WHAT ALICE FORGOT by Liane Moriarty

June 26, 2011 – 10:53 pm | 5 Comments

I mentioned in my review for S.J. Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep that amnesia seems to be a hot topic this summer (Marcus Sakey’s The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes also features an amnesiac) …

Guest Blogger: Karin Slaughter Shares Bathroom Secrets + Giveaway

June 22, 2011 – 11:31 pm | 9 Comments
Fallen by karin slaughter

Though Karin Slaughter’s just released Fallen is her third novel combining characters from her Grant County and Atlanta series, it was the first of her books I read. After finishing it, I immediately read its …

Book Review: THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler

June 22, 2011 – 12:28 am | 11 Comments

Lars Kepler’s The Hypnotist is already a smash in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries since its release there in 2009. It hits our shores this week with strong buzz and that dreaded tag I refuse …

Reaction to THE KILLING Finale

June 20, 2011 – 12:58 am | 10 Comments
the-killing-mireille enos

OK, hands up—how many of you shouted profanities and shook your fists at the TV when The Killing finale ended last night? If you haven’t seen it, may I divert your attention to a variety …