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I was in Sonoma most of last week for Thanksgiving and went more or less unplugged, lazing about in a tryptophan stupor and elastic-waist pants, catching up on reading and pie-eating. (I also saw G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra but prefer not to talk about that.) If you celebrate Thanksgiving, hope you and yours had a brilliant one.

Just got home, plane was delayed, it’s late, so I’ll make a few bullet points and call it a night.

  • I’ll be taking entries for the Precious script giveaway contest until 5 p.m. PST today so leave a comment here if you haven’t already. You’ll want to read it if the movie isn’t showing near you or if you’re an aspiring screenwriter and want to see how it’s done. For those who have already left comments, thank you for sharing your incredible stories about the precious people in your life.
  • Coming up this week, I’ve got book reviews of The Lineup and Sue Grafton’s U is for Undertow, and a movie review of Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones.
  • And a don’t-miss-post: an interview with Robert Crais and giveaway of an ARC of The First Rule, plus autographed postcards featuring locales from the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike books not available anywhere else!

Hope your week/post-pie-orgy diet is off to a good start and I’ll see you online soon.

Sonoma © Pop Culture Nerd



  • Reply
    Shell Sherree
    November 30, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Ok, here’s the nananoonoo, PCN ~ my dad is in the US at the moment and travelled to Sedona the weekend before. Ooooooh. 🙂 That’s a beautiful photo.

    I can’t really imagine you needing to don elastic-waist pants ~ I think your metabolism will always stay ten paces well ahead of the calories. I can hardly wait for your Robert Crais post ~ and those postcards sound dandy!!

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    Jen Forbus
    November 30, 2009 at 5:57 am

    I’m with Shell PCN, I can’t imagine you needing elastic pants…not even if you ate for a week straight! 🙂

    Of course I’ll be back. Want to see your thoughts on THE LINEUP, which I am thoroughly enjoying. And I don’t miss a chance to hear from RC! 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I understand completely, PCN, about the holidaze and G.I. Joe (it’s right behind Revenge of the Fallen on my bad list for the year). And, that is a great shot, too. I always look for the fall color around our neck of the woods (since it’s scattered and hiding among our greenery). Plus, you know how to tempt me with anything RC-related. Thanks.

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    November 30, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I was in Marin County over the holiday as well! That’s CRAZY!!!

    I know what you mean about those trees, I could stare at them all day especially when it’s windy. Those Ginko trees don’t seem real. They look like something you could buy at Pottery Barn.

    Can hardly wait your review of The Lovely Bones. Not liking what I am hearing so far, but that trailer really captivates.

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    November 30, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    You in elastic-pants?! No way! Or you REALLY ate alot of turkey! Lol! And what a lovely photo! Fall is my favorite season and this picture makes me wanna travel. As for GI Joe, the movie never appealed; too much special effects. Looking forward to Grafton’s new book. Have seen the movie trailer of ‘The Lovely Bones’ a few times so might go see it. Know I stated on an earlier post that I wouldn’t watch it but something about the way the movie was made has me very curious. And the actors in it are ones who work I like to see. Robert Crais and his new book? Oh my! Can’t wait! Plus he’s coming to Dallas on his tour. Hyperventilating!!! Had a nice Thanksgiving. Great weather. And ate only one piece of pie. 🙂

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    Pop Culture Nerd
    November 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Shell, Jen and Donna, I looked like I was in my second trimester, only the baby in my tummy was a turkey.

    Thanks for your kind comments about my Sonoma pictures. My eyeballs had a feast as well with all the gorgeous colors. Shell, the next time your dad is in the U.S., you have to come with him then swing by SoCal!

    EIREGO, it’s cool you were up there, too! On the plane home, I ran into a friend who was also coming back from there. Crazy.

    lp13 & Donna, I wanted to sue someone after G.I. Joe because I think it gave me brain damage.

    The Robert Crais interview is going to be fun. The signed postcards are pretty cool, too. Donna, I’m psyched you’re going to see him in Dallas. Elastic-waist pants help with the hyperventilating!

    Jen, are you hitting the Dayton, OH signing?

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    Jen Forbus
    November 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Oh YES!! I most certainly am! It’s about a four hour drive, but I’ll be there. Still hoping to come your way in April, too.

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