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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 | No Comment

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 …


Book Review: THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES by Marcus Sakey

June 18, 2011 – 10:57 pm | 3 Comments

Because it’s Sunday and Father’s Day, I’m going to be lazy and reprint—with permission and encouragement—my review of Marcus Sakey’s The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes that ran in the Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers …


Short Nerdy Bits

June 17, 2011 – 12:22 pm | 6 Comments

Just wanted to point out a couple of quick things before you start your weekend. Danielle over at There’s a Book alerted me to the new website, Pottermore, and the official J.K. Rowling YouTube channel …


Book Review: ALICE BLISS by Laura Harrington

June 15, 2011 – 5:31 pm | 20 Comments

As I started this review, I wished I had a rating system in place to adequately express how special Laura Harrington’s Alice Bliss is. If I went by stars, I’d give it twelve. If I …


Nerd Chat with SHAKEN Authors

June 13, 2011 – 2:26 am | 4 Comments

When I heard about Shaken: Stories for Japan, the first ever charitable e-book, I knew I wanted to help spread the word. Like everyone else, I was horrified by the disasters in Japan and, because …


Stalker Award Winners

June 9, 2011 – 7:37 pm | 14 Comments

I’m happy to announce the winners of the inaugural Stalker Awards, given to crime fiction books and authors readers are obsessed with, voted on by genre fans at large. The races were extremely tight, with …

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