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Let’s Talk About Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Okay, so I’m four days after the fact, but whatever.  I’ve been busy busy busy preparing to leave for San Diego Comic Con 2011 today! Woot. So Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.  Jay and I did a midnight 3-D showing on opening night.  After fighting the crowds (seriously, I don’t understand why […]

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Just What I Needed!

I just got a lovely surprise in the mail: I don’t know who sent me this, so I don’t know how else to say thank you other than say it to a broad audience and hope that you see it and know how grateful I am.  I haven’t had the chance to buy it for […]

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Finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

*Trying to keep this spoiler free despite a joke I make early on* I finished reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last night.  I liked it very much.  I must say that I did guess the antagonist early on (it’s always the quiet ones), but not nearly all of the details, and it did […]

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Borders employees still have a sense of humor

This sign posted on the front of a closing Borders Books store in Chicago makes me chuckle: Well played, sir(s?).  Well played. [Source]

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yes yes yes yes yes!

I wrote about this ages ago but I TOTALLY FORGOT that there was a new Sweet Valley book coming out!  Or rather, it came out yesterday.  Sweet Valley Confidential takes place 10 years after Sweet Valley Highended so Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are now 27 years old and “bitterly estranged” now.  Scandelous!  I want to […]

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Internet Killed the Printed Word Book

Since Borders Books has filed Chapter 11, I found out the other day that my beloved store near work is closing within the next few months.  I’m pretty bummed that the Internet has killed print, to be honest.  I’ve downloaded books to the Kindle app on my iPad but just cannot get into reading books […]

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Let’s Talk “The Hunger Games”

So now that I’ve finally finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, I want to discuss!  I’m kinda bummed I missed the boat on this series when the first book came out because I would’ve loved to find a good Hunger Games podcast to listen to and listen to them theorize.  Jay just finished […]

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