* BOOK NEWS *
Eleni has a great holiday contest going! La Femme Readers
Another place authors can list events, courtesy of Feathered Quill Book Reviews
Marvin has more great editing tips! The Old Silly
The sexiest man alive… Babbling About Books And More
Author Lynn Tincher is in the process of setting up a website for her newsletter, The Literary Lynnch Pen. I’ve been a regular contributor and will be listed as part of her ‘team.’ Anyone interested in contributing should contact Lynn – lynntincher AT gmail.com. She wants to keep the newsletter fresh and exciting!
And anyone interested in reviewing Book V…Heather, please see One Arc Tours
* MOVIE REVIEW *
Let me just say that I wisely left my brain at the door for this one!
This is every disaster/end-of-the-world movie rolled into one. The only way the director could top this is to blow up the solar system.
99 % of the movie is completely unrealistic.
That said... this is actually a fun movie. It's incredible eye candy. The sight of L.A. sliding off into the ocean is like WOW. It is a roller coaster of effects and thrills. It does become exhausting at the end, but it's one hell of a ride. A couple characters are a little shallow, but there's certainly more development and story than what the critics claim. (And as one critic stated "You never get off a rollercoaster and complain about the storyline!")
I give it a B
Next week's review will be The Blind Side!!! Football and a sweet, true story? I am so there!
* SPUNKY ON THE ROAD *
Waldenbooks, New Bern, NC
This store is home to Nicholas Sparks - or rather was. New Bern's Waldenbooks will close in January, along with 200 other stores. So this visit will be sad as I say goodbye to Ann, Leslie, Wendy, and the others...
* PHOTO OF THE DAY *
"Ah, the essence of badminton birdie..."