Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
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Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
So, whaddya think? Too much?
Friday, December 4, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
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Saturday, November 14, 2009
THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett
THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery
REAL LIFE AND LIARS by Kristina Riggle
Okay, so THE HELP and HEDGEHOG were actually published at the end of 2008. But I haven't had the chance to read some of newly-published books like WOLF HALL and THE CHILDREN'S BOOK, and Alice Munro's new collection isn't even out yet, so I decided to make my sample Fall '08 - Fall '09. Cheating? Perhaps. But there you have it.
ETA: Check out this thought-provoking post on women and writing by Marie Mutsuki Mockett.
How about you? Any favorites from the ladyfolk (any genre will do)?
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Great, I love funny movies. "Which one?" I asked.
"Write this down, honey...GRUMPY OLD MEN! IT'S HILARIOUS! HA!"
Huh. I pretended to write it down, what with her excitement and all, but...really, Mom? Grumpy Old Men sounds like something I'd LOVE? I'm thinking no. I mean, no offense to people who like men who are old and grumpy. As far as I know, I've been missing out on something amazing. But wow, I could not be less interested. I'll cut my mom a break, though, since I've done the same thing to her, several times. I was emphatic about recommending Slumdog Millionaire and she just has No. Interest.
I logged on to Netflix to fill my queue (not with Grumpy Old Men, mind you) and lo! I found that most everything on my home page was something I'd enjoy! The categories that apparently describe my tastes are:
Dramatic Movies Featuring a Strong Female Lead
Dark, Independent Dramas
Visually-striking Suspenseful Films
Movies Starring Ewan McGregor
That last one made me laugh. But hey! Lots of stuff I'd watch, right there. How do they know me so well? I feel like we could be friends.
How about you? Describe your movie categories.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Melia (Dee Garretson) http://deegarretson.wordpress.com/
Ink (Tracey Martin): http://inkwench.wordpress.com/
Blond (Gretchen McNeil): http://gretchenmcneil.blogspot.com/
Tas (K.A. Stewart): http://literaryintent.blogspot.com/
Sunna (Amy Bai) http://amybai.wordpress.com/
Red (Bryn Greenwood) http://bryngreenwood.wordpress.com/
(Regular followers, I know I'm off schedule this week. I've been a little ARGH-MAKE-IT-STOP busy with life stuff. I'll be back on sched Friday. I'm sure you've been up late worrying.)
Monday, October 5, 2009
I hate the term because it's a form of contempt masquerading as hip lingo. Implicit in every use is the qualifier "only," even if the word is unspoken: "It's only a chick flick."
A film that supposedly appeals mainly to women can't be taken seriously because it's only a chick flick.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Over the weekend, my dear (and, up to this point, virtual) friend Cindy Pon was in town and I hosted a book signing for her in my apartment. I had about 16 or so people over for coffee, mimosas, and many, many sweets. "What?" you might be saying, "You let a bunch of strangers into your house for a PARTY? Are you nuts?"
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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Saturday, September 5, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Honestly, there was some concern. I don't love flying, to say the least, and this was my first time traveling alone with my lovely children. Of course, I had to pick a 6-hour plane ride, followed by a 2 hour layover, then a quick 30 minute flight, then a rental car pickup. But no fear! It all turned out fine. And no alcohol abuse or sedatives involved! Hooray!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
In case you haven't heard, it was a big week for writers in Manhattan this week. The ginormous Book Expo America was held at the Javits Center, overlapping with the Backspace Conference. I didn't participate in either of these events (I'd planned on going to one day of BEA, but, long story short, I had to spend the day getting my daughter tested for swine flu. It was negative. Yay.) but I did meet up with some writers I've met online and IRL.