Monthly Archives: May 2012

Who should play Finnick in Catching Fire?

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that Robert Pattinson has announced that he won’t be playing Finnick in the film version of Catching Fire. The article did announce that there are three actors vying for the role: … Continue reading

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Film Club Discussion: Whip ItUpdate

Updated to add: Amy had technical issues and so hasn’t had a chance to watch the film yet. She plans to have the discussion post up on Saturday – so be sure and check back then! We’re talking about Drew … Continue reading

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DVD Giveaway: White Collar: The Complete Third Season

Matt Bomer is back for another thrilling season of high-class capers and criminal intrigue on TV’s slickest, sexiest show, White Collar. Bomer returns as suave con man turned FBI consultant Neal Caffrey, racing to stay one step ahead of the … Continue reading

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Announcing June read-along: The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

Graham Greene’s masterpiece The Heart of the Matter tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner … Continue reading

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Book Review: My New American Life by Francine Prose

Title: My New American Life Author: Francine Prose Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Harper Perennial Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher for a tour with TLC Book Tours First line: The day after Lula’s lawyer … Continue reading

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Paperback Release – and a Must Read: Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington

Laura Harrington’s Alice Bliss was one of my favorite reads of 2011. Here’s what I said about it: Laura Harrington is a fantastic storyteller who writes description, setting, and character beautifully – and her dialogue is as good as you … Continue reading

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DVD Review: The Secret World of Arrietty

Discover The Secret World of Arrietty where imagination comes to life! The studio that brought you Ponyo and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away once again delivers a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage in beautiful animation – brilliantly presented through … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – May 27, 2012

It’s been a week full of family-togetherness! It has been so nice to spend time with my sister, Marni, and catch up, after two years of being on opposite ends of the country. I discovered a few things this week: … Continue reading

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