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June 01, 2010

Firefly: Still Flying Keeps the 'Verse Alive

Firefly-book-cover Firefly fans, take note!  A love letter/companion book to Joss Whedon's series has come out, and it's... shiny.

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May 31, 2010

Winners! Of Our Autographed "Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?" Book Giveaway

Picture 115  Entries kept on rolling in until literally seconds before our 9am deadline, but now is time for our three lucky winners to be determined by a heartless random integer generating algorithm on the Internet...

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Librarians Do Gaga Redux

Librarians-lady-gaga-square  Librarians are awesome for many reasons, and here's one more:

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May 28, 2010

Hey, Remember That Kid From That Movie-Story That Never Ended? [Where Are They Now?]

Atreyu-Noah-Hathaway-Gmork-The-Neverending-Story I read your comments and the overwhelming nomination from last week for my Where Are They Now series was Atreyu from the Neverending Story. That's Die unendliche Geschichte for our German readers.  I live to give, folks.  I live to give.  Except there are limits, and that's all the German I know.  Except schweinerhünd.  But that's another story.

So, where's Atreyu now?

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May 24, 2010

Bret Easton Ellis Doesn't Think Too Highly of Female Directors

Bret-easton-ellis Perhaps I'm just getting bitter and/or more nonchalant in my old age, but when Bret Easton Ellis says stuff like he doesn't think, in general, that women can direct, I don't get angry. I just kind of shrug and tell him to quit talking and go write some messed up book for me to read kthanxbi.

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May 13, 2010

The Giving Tree Has a Polarizing Effect

Giving-tree I don't think The Giving Tree was in my reading rotation when I was a kid, but someone gave it to me when I had my son, and it's since become one of my favorites.

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April 30, 2010

WIN Kitty Kelley's Unauthorized Biography About Oprah Winfrey, Teenage Prostitute

Oprah-winfrey-headacheKitty Kelley, notorious "poison pen" biographer of celebrities and politicians, has turned her journalistic gaze upon one Oprah Winfrey, and, if I can make a guess, it's not going to be pretty. Once someone starts throwing the words "teen prostitute" into a bag with the words "Oprah Winfrey", I think we can safely say that nice just flies right out the window.

Want to win a copy of Kelley's Oprah for your very own? Read on! 

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April 02, 2010

Flashback Friday - Are You There God? Edition

Are-you-there-god-its-me-margaret book cover Judy Blume  Today's Flashback Friday is brought to you by interfaith marriage and feminine hygiene products.

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March 17, 2010

Nicholas Sparks? PUT THE PEN DOWN

 Lastsong  I am going to get vicious hatemail for this, but I simply cannot stay silent any longer. It's time for an intervention, and I happen to be RILLY good at those. Nicholas Sparks? It's time to put down the pen.

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March 03, 2010

Best Sex Writing 2010: Sex Writing Is Sexy, And Reading Sex Writing Is Pretty Sexy, Too

Bettie_page_bondage I am going to admit something that I find personally quite embarrassing: until recently, I had not been able to make it through an entire book in well over a year. There. I said it.

So, when I was sent a copy of Best Sex Writing 2010 for review, it was a tall order, given my recent inability to finish a book, but I thought that whether or not I was able to read the whole thing would stand as a barometer for its ability to engage me.

Guess what: sexual content is engaging, and I READ THE WHOLE THING.

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March 01, 2010

I Can Has Psychic Powers That Foretell Death

OscarSo Grey's Anatomy wasn't on, forcing me to explore the vast reaches of popular culture for writing fodder and, of course, I found a cat who predicts death.

I know the internet thrives on funny cats. Ha ha ha. Cats. But this cat, Oscar, is no laughing matter. If he snuggles you, you're fucked. I don't even like looking at his picture.

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February 11, 2010

Y'all? Hogwarts, Quiddich, and Fire Whiskey is REAL. (Well, Maybe Not the Fire Whiskey)

Wizarding-World-main  Like so many others, I am trapped in my home today by approximately seventy billion inches of snow, so in order not to end up sleddogging to the nearest mental hospital, I started looking at summery things to do. And that's when I found it. "Harry Potter's Wizarding World." MAGIC IS REAL, YALL.

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February 10, 2010

Kate Gosselin Is Coming Out with Another Book, And She Just Cut Off Her Stupid Hair Extensions, Because She Knows I Am So Right

Kate_gosselin_thumbOf course, you can't see Kate Gosselin's stupid hair extensions in the picture at the left, because that photo was taken prior to her stupid hair extensions when she had that other stupid hair that everyone mocked with Halloween wigs and she put out that other book called Multiple Blessings, only they put an 8 in for one of the Ses so the title read Multiple Bles8ings, which made it look more like Multiple Bleedings, but what do I know about publishing books?

Anyway, Kate Gosselin, formerly of the reality television show Jon & Kate Plus 8 and now a BESTSELLING AUTHOR — omigod, really? — is coming out with a third book.

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January 28, 2010

J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Author, Dead at 91

Salinger2 I for one am done with the literary greats dying this week, thanks. sigh.

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January 22, 2010

Flashback Friday - Choose Your Own Adventure Edition

Cave_of_time  I was kind of a giant bookworm growing up, and these books were the poo.

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