Monthly Archives: March 2010

Book Review: The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

Title: The Lotus Eaters Author: Tatjana Soli Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from TLC Book Tours First line: The city teetered in a dream state. Helen Adams is a photojournalist … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Kevin!

I’m interrupting my normal books and movie blogging schedule to wish Kevin “Happy Anniversary!” We have been married fifteen years today – and we still love each other. Pretty amazing. I would do it again in a heartbeat – and … Continue reading

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Whatcha Watchin’ Wednesday? – Wish Me Luck, Series 1

Whatcha Watchin’? Wednesday is a feature in which I talk about the TV we’re watching, either on DVD or on cable. Feel free to grab the graphic, join in, and play along – just leave a link to your post … Continue reading

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A Rainy Morning

A young woman in a wheelchair, wearing a black nylon poncho spattered with rain, is pushing herself through the morning. You have seen how pianists sometimes bend forward to strike the keys, then lift their hands, draw back to rest, … Continue reading

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ROOB: Reading Our Own Books

Twitter can be dangerous, in that my book blogging friends are always tweeting about the wonderful books they’re reading, and then I end up putting them on hold at the library, or adding them to my multi-page wish list. But, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

In this re-imagined classic family tale, Mr. and Mrs. Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Scoop

An uproarious send-up of politics and the press, Scoop chronicles the misadventures of William Boot (Michael Maloney, Truly, Madly, Deeply) – an innocent, wide-eyed nature columnist thrust into the role of war correspondent. Sent to cover a revolution in the … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – March 28, 2010 (the “okay, fine, I’ll talk about reading” edition)

Well, I was informed by the Sunday Salon police last week that the weekly Sunday Salon post is supposed to be about reading. Fine, fine. I definitely don’t want to get in trouble again, so here’s what I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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