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Literary Conversation Starters

October 23, 2012 – 11:20 pm | 15 Comments

When you read in public, do people often come up to you wanting to discuss your book? It doesn’t always happen to me, but it did tonight while I was at a cafe reading Michael …


Book Review: THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate Morton

October 21, 2012 – 9:17 pm | 4 Comments
secret keeper morton

Kate Morton is one of the few authors I think can get away with writing fat, 500-page novels because she fills up those pages with a lot of story. I was a bit surprised, then, …


You Will Not Believe This Story

October 15, 2012 – 8:18 pm | 31 Comments
Ong Ngoai

As some of you might know, I’ve been doing a play called Year of the Rabbit at Ensemble Studio Theatre LA for the past couple months. The experience has been more rewarding professionally and personally …


Fun at Bouchercon 2012

October 13, 2012 – 1:07 am | 11 Comments
Robert Crais

Last week was Bouchercon, but it was also my fourth blogoversary. While everyone thought they were attending the world mystery convention, I knew it was really my blogoversary party, where I celebrated with some wonderful …


Nerdy Special List for October 2012

October 12, 2012 – 1:00 pm | 2 Comments
ask the passengers

I’m finally getting this list up because we’ve all been super busy, but it didn’t stop us from reading some good books. Here are our recommendations for this month:
From Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts:
I decided …


Book Review: TALKING TO THE DEAD by Harry Bingham

October 10, 2012 – 2:05 am | No Comment
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Despite having loads of fun photos to share from Bouchercon, and wanting to post about something mind-blowing and fantastical that happened to me over the weekend, I just haven’t had any time to write or …



October 3, 2012 – 10:59 pm | 3 Comments

This Friday, Oct. 5, Pitch Perfect will open wide, and Butter will be in limited release and available as VOD. They both feature highly competitive people attempting to win a title, and both made me …


Book Giveaway: THE WOMAN WHO DIED A LOT by Jasper Fforde

October 3, 2012 – 1:16 am | 8 Comments
woman who died fforde

It’ll probably be at least another week before I get caught up with my life (trying to finish an editing assignment before I leave for Bouchercon tomorrow), but I wanted to pop in to post …


Sunday Night Drama—REVENGE Premiere & 666 PARK AVENUE

October 1, 2012 – 2:03 am | 2 Comments

Back in May, Revenge had a doozy of a finale so I couldn’t wait for tonight’s season 2 premiere. I liked it overall, but not happy that Declan and Charlotte are back. Ugh. Declan …

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