Archive for June 2015

E.L. James and the difference between bad reviews and bad people

E.L. James and the difference between bad reviews and bad people
E.L. James had a bad day. Maybe. As part of promotion for her latest effort, “Grey,” James reportedly took part today in a Twitter Q&A, #AskELJames. I can’t speak to the specifics because I didn’t take part—but I read several stories about how the event quickly went downhill as people Tweeted their disdain and snark... Read more »

Summer Book Review: In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Summer Book Review: In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Fair warning: I am a fangirl. I grew up on Judy Blume’s books. You probably won’t find many 40-something women who didn’t read at least one, whether it was “Otherwise Know as Sheila the Great” or “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” So when I had the opportunity to listen to her talk about... Read more »

Knowing Just Enough: MacGyvering the Mundane

Knowing Just Enough: MacGyvering the Mundane
“What are you good at?” So asks the moderator of the blogging group to which, at this moment, I curse my membership in. We get asked to blog on a particular topic once a month, and more often than not, I am confounded by the question. “Good at? Nothing in particular,” me thinks. Not as... Read more »
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New Book Tuesday: Sick in the Head

New Book Tuesday: Sick in the Head
You gotta love Tuesdays. Or am I the only one that scrolls through new releases each week, adding books to my TBR (To Be Read) queue? This week, we’re treated to the comedic stylings of Mr. Judd Apatow and his collection of interviews with a wide swath of comedians and creative types, aptly titled, “Sick... Read more »