Monthly Archives: May 2008

Sharon Stone's Faux Pas

Just in case you haven’t heard, Sharon Stone’s faux pas has led China to boycott her films and label her and I quote from the article ““the public enemy of all mankind.” Ouch. Her insensitive remarks about the earthquake in … Continue reading

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Excerpt of Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

This news piece showed up in my inbox today, informing me that there’s a very brief excerpt of the first chapter of Breaking Dawn available online at EW. There are special editions of Eclipse that will have the full first … Continue reading

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The Host Contest Winners, Congratulations!

First, thanks to all who participated. I wish I could give you all a copy of this book. The following readers are the winners of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host Contest: Carmen (#12), ReadingIsSoMuchFun (#30) and Zhye (#16). *winners, please email … Continue reading

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Sydney Pollack Dead at 73

Consider me a bit surprised to learn that director, Sydney Pollack passed away today. My favorite movie by him was “Tootsie” and he was also noted for the Meryl Streep and Robert Redford film, “Out of Africa” (never saw that … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Nameless by Debra Webb

I‘ve discovered a new author to add to my “authors to watch out for” list and her name is Debra Webb. Suspense must be her first, middle and last name because Nameless, her Feb 2008 release by St. Martin’s Paperbacks, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Cantarella by You Higuri

Canterella by You Higuri, published by Go! Comi, rated OT (+16) with 10 volumes published and translated in the US. This is ongoing series in Japan. The series is categorized by the author as “historical romance” and it does have … Continue reading

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TV: HBO's Recount, Comes On Tonight, 9PM

I enjoy my share of political movies and will be watching this one. HBO plans to present the fictional account of the 2000 Presidential Election that premiers tonight on HBO at 9pm. Remember those hanging chad’s? I know they (HBO) … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the Week

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New Online Publisher Offers Up DRM-free Audio books

I ran across this site called, Sniplits, an online publisher (beta site) that offers DRM-free audio books. Like the title says, it is a snip of time, with story length ranging from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and there are … Continue reading

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Barnes and Nobles Report Quarterly Losses

Retailer, Barnes and Noble, reported quarterly losses of 2.2 million. Like many retailers, the company is confronted with a soft economy which has decreased discretionary spending. This reported loss also has led Barnes and Noble to move forward in their … Continue reading

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Reader Contest Begins! Win A Copy of The Host by Stephenie Meyer

My first reader contest and trust me, it will not be my last. I am excited to be able to provide my fellow readers with the opportunity to win a copy of Stephenie Meyer’s latest, bestselling novel, The Host, which … Continue reading

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