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Merry, Happy, Joyous Everything

December 23, 2012 – 8:04 pm | 6 Comments
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I’m getting ready to get on a bus to the airport, where I’ll board a plane for the East Coast, where I’ll rent a car to drive to my brother’s place for the holidays. I …

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Movie Review: THIS IS 40

December 19, 2012 – 1:31 pm | 4 Comments
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I went to a screening of Judd Apatow’s latest comedy because I needed a few laughs, and This Is 40 provided a few, but it’s also much more dramatic than I anticipated. Which isn’t a …

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Winner of Robert Crais’s SUSPECT

December 17, 2012 – 12:18 am | 2 Comments

The randomly selected winner is:

Shell Sherree

Congrats, Shell! Please email me by Wednesday, Dec. 19 noon PST with the address where you’d like the ARC sent.
Thank you to everyone who shared amazing dog tales. If you …

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Movie Review: LES MISERABLES + Notes from Q&A with Cast and Director

December 16, 2012 – 11:50 pm | 5 Comments
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Full disclosure: I dislike musicals. I know Victor Hugo’s story, and liked the 1978 Les Miserables movie with Anthony Perkins as Javert and Richard Jordan as Jean Valjean, but the one time I saw the musical live, …

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Winners of Jojo Moyes’s ME BEFORE YOU

December 11, 2012 – 10:13 pm | 3 Comments

Jojo Moyes’s Me Before You is one of my top 5 reads this year, so I’m really excited to share it with the following randomly selected winners. I think you all will enjoy it. After …

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Giveaway: SUSPECT by Robert Crais

December 10, 2012 – 1:27 pm | 9 Comments
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Wow, it’s good to be back. If you visited this site over the past several days, you probably saw a “suspected malware” warning, which was extremely upsetting to me. I hired a company to scan …

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Nerdy Special List December 2012 + Giveaway

December 3, 2012 – 8:45 pm | 10 Comments
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Here’s what my blogging pals and I recommend this month, just in time for your holiday shopping!
 
From Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts:
Invisible (Bantam, Dec. 11) is Carla Buckley’s sophomore novel, and like her debut, The …

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Nerdy Mad Libs Results

December 1, 2012 – 11:33 am | 20 Comments

Yesterday we played Mad Libs™, and below are the results, with your words inserted into a fake book review I wrote.
I thought the game would be open for at least a day, but you gave me …

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