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Guest Blogger: Author Sara Angelini

September 29, 2009 – 9:04 pm | 10 Comments
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I’m pleased to welcome another guest blogger today. First, I had little children do my work, and now a published author. I could get used to this.

Sara Angelini is an attorney and writer living in …


National Book Festival Reports from My Junior Reporters

September 28, 2009 – 10:27 pm | 17 Comments
Foreground: Mena. Back row, from L: Aline, Dana, Emily, Helen

For as long as I can remember, I have loved books and owe this passion to my parents, who were always reading and encouraged us kids to do the same lest we grow up stupid. …


Winners of John Sanford's ROUGH COUNTRY

September 28, 2009 – 9:16 pm | One Comment

Random.org selected the following names as my 3 winners, who will each receive an ARC of John Sandford’s Rough Country.

Sam Bradley
Angela T.

Congratulations! Please click on “contact” in the upper right corner and send me your …


Book Review: Audrey Niffenegger's HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY

September 27, 2009 – 7:32 pm | 17 Comments

This review was really difficult for me to write because I desperately wanted to like this book. I’ve been waiting six years for it, squealed with joy when I received it, and approached it with …


Notes on New Series

September 24, 2009 – 12:05 am | 8 Comments

At the beginning of each TV season, I like to sample new shows at least once. Last night, I did a marathon, watching NCIS: Los Angeles, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Glee and half of Eastwick. …


Monday Night Madness

September 22, 2009 – 4:20 pm | 9 Comments
Photo: Mike Yarish/Fox

OK, I probably talk about Hugh Laurie a little too much around here but I love how, one night after the television academy denied him an Emmy, he showed them up with a brilliant performance …


Who Wants Free Books?

September 22, 2009 – 1:16 am | 39 Comments
Sanford for Elyse

Since you’re reading this, I’m assuming you do so it’s a good thing I’m doing another giveaway!

Lydia from Putnam has generously offered me three advance reading copies of Rough Country, the latest by John Sandford, …


Emmys Highlights

September 21, 2009 – 1:54 am | 11 Comments
drew & Jessica

First, let me get this out of the way. What does Hugh Laurie have to do to win a frakkin’ Emmy?! Jeff Probst now has two Emmys; Laurie, zero. ‘Nuff said.
Overall, the show was kinda …


Emmys Fashion Roundup

September 21, 2009 – 1:22 am | 4 Comments
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There were very few standouts for me but I can’t do a recap without covering the fashion, right? Here are some of the best and worst.
Three-way tie for Best Dressed:

Sigourney Weaver. How magnificent does she …


Movie Review: Jane Campion's BRIGHT STAR

September 18, 2009 – 2:36 am | 9 Comments

Before I get to my review, I want to mention something funny that happened on my way into the Variety screening of Bright Star. There was a red carpet premiere taking place at the same …


Review: Allison Hoover Bartlett's THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH

September 15, 2009 – 11:44 pm | 7 Comments

Though Allison Hoover Bartlett‘s reporting skills can’t be faulted—she’s more than thorough with her facts and even has footnotes—this true story of John Gilkey, the man in the title, is a frustrating one. Gilkey is …


Will You Go to Harry Potter Theme Park?

September 15, 2009 – 12:17 pm | 10 Comments
via Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly has details about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park that’s set to open next spring in Orlando, Florida. Rides will include the Hogwarts Express train, a high-speed roller coaster based …

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