Monthly Archives: February 2009

REVIEW: 'Real' Story & Artwork by Takehiko Inoue

Real (2008) by Takehiko Inoue, mangaka of Vagabond and Slam Dunk. Real has been translated & licensed in the US and published by Viz Media. The subject matter: wheelchair basketball. Rated T+ (older teens). Now here is a gratifying read … Continue reading

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Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day. I know the day is half over, but in an effort to move that pic of Joaquin Phoenix down the page, I found this nice article on the science behind kissing. It actually has a name: philematology. … Continue reading

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Actor Joaquin Phoenix Bizzare Appearance on David Letterman

Apparently, Joaquin Phoenix, yes, the same actor I drooled over in the movie, Walk the Line, has drastically changed his appearance. He was recently seen on David Letterman (did you catch it?) and throughout the entire interview, he didn’t have … Continue reading

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Random House Creates Position for Former Publisher

In the spirit of job creation, it does help to have under your belt, mega-selling superstar authors like Dan Brown and John Grisham, among others to secure your seat in publishing. Former publisher of Doubleday, Stephen Rubin, is now executive … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Posting Salaries at the Workplace

I ran across this article this morning. Very interesting question: would you want to know you’re co-worker’s salary? Should salaries be posted for everybody to see? What would you do if you learned that you were being paid all these … Continue reading

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Reminder: TBR Day Set for Feb 18

Just a gentle reminder that our next TBR Day will be on Feb 18, 2009. That’s one week from today. The theme for this month’s challenge is to read a book that coveted a DIK status aka Desert Isle Keeper … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Bone Crossed' by Patricia Briggs

Bone Crossed (2009) by Patricia Briggs is the fourth book in the Mercy Thompson series. Werewolves, fae, vampires and other hidden creatures live among humans or so says Mercy, the narrator of this series. By the way, I’ll try not … Continue reading

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Yet Another Kindle 2.0 Review

The Kindle 2.0 ebook reader has been unveiled. I admit begrudgingly, it has a more attractive and sleeker design that stops short of sexy. Business Week offers up their opinion on the device pointing out that the key element with … Continue reading

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Coming Soon…An Echo In the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

Is the cover cool or what? I swiped it from Diana Gabaldon’s blog. I wish I was caught up in the series, but alas, I am not. I stopped at Voyager. Say what you want about Diana Gabaldon and her … Continue reading

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Paid Content Looking for a Good E-Device

I ran across this interesting article by TIME that’s titled, The Race For a Better Read, where the author posits about the uncertain future of journalism. The theory is that if a spectacular device were ever developed that would make … Continue reading

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John Grisham Found His Writing Mojo?

Best-selling author, John Grisham has a new book out, The Associate and it’s set in New York. Supposedly, it’s the lawyer capital of the world (as with everything else). It sounds like a page-turner, too. The problem is that I’ve … Continue reading

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