Weekly Book Giveaway: <i>Dead Ice</i>, by Laurell K. Hamilton

There's a 98% chance I'm going to regret this, but it's time for me to woman up: this week's Book Giveaway is Laurell K. Hamilton's Dead Ice. A full review will follow shortly, which means I'm going to have to actually read it, which.. ....more

'Something Special' EP Release August 29 at Awaken Cafe

EP Release Party: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 in Oakland, with Deboray Crooks, Yours Truly, Michele, and Loretta Lynch...more

Disaster Drama D-Day Releases Intense First Teaser and Character Stills

Consider me optimistically impressed with the latest round of substantive peeks at upcoming jTBC disaster drama D-Day. Just the concept alone is worth checking out, leaving the typical K-drama genres behind and embracing a gritty urgent story about medical professionals … Continue reading → ...more

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

As you know if you saw my last post, I finished and really enjoyed Alfa 1300 and Other Miracles, a comic novel by Fabio Bartolomei. This weekend I started reading A Pigeon and a Boy, by Meir Shalev. It's about pigeon handlers on kibbutz and in the Israeli arm have had this in my TBR pile for a long time and it was next on the pile ....more

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

Last week: Slowly but surely, I’m finding ways to read! Apparently, my mind can only handle the audiobooks, which was just fine and dandy because THAT little jewel up there came out last week and I promptly devoured it. Ernest Cline did not disappoint (me!) ....more

Scar Quality

Post by JennyConsidering my fair complexion and a lifetime spent in Colorado (unofficial motto: We’re the closest state to the sun!*), it’s no wonder that the suspicious skin spot on my temple turned out to be a basal cell carcinoma. I was relieved to learn that basal cell is the least worrisome of the skin cancers, but it still needed to be dealt with. The procedure to remove it left me with fourteen stitches and a black eye that is finally almost gone, more than two weeks later.I expected a lot of “what happened to you?” type questions, but, to my surprise, strangers and acquaintances didn’t say a word, just carried on as if my cheekbone wasn’t a lovely avocado green ....more

Choi Siwon Rounds Out the Main Cast of She Was Pretty as the Second Male Lead

Upcoming MBC drama She Was Pretty is shaping up to be right up from alley with the cast. The final member of the main leads was revealed today and the second male lead will be none other than Choi Siwon … Continue reading → ...more

The Pros and Cons of The Tattoo Coloring Book

The Tattoo Coloring Book by Oliver Munden and Jo Waterhouse was the second coloring book I bought. I love tattoo art, so this is probably the book I was most excited to pick up...initially.The artwork in this book is stunning and leans toward a traditional style of tattoo. Lots of animals: roaring tigers, leaping sharks, snakes wrapped around skulls and whatnot.The cover art is beautiful, and there's a pull-out section in the middle wherein the images are beautifully filled in ....more

New Movies This Week: Vacation, MI5: Rogue Nation

This week at the movies, the “Vacation” franchise gets an update, and Tom Cruise goes rogue in a new “Mission Impossible” movie. Limited release new movies include “Listen to Me Marlon,” “The Young and Prodigious Spivet,” “Jenny’s Wedding,” “The End of the Tour,” “A LEGO Brickumentary,” “Best of Enemies,” and “I Am Chris Farley.” Let’s take a closer look at the wide releases. VACATION R for crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity | In Theaters 7/29 | Ok for Kids 17+ | New Line, Warner Bros ....more

Dear GH: We Need to Talk – Luke’s Goodbyes Are Breaking My Heart

Oh, GH, you’re trying to break my heart. Luke is heading out into the sunset after tearful goodbyes with many people (but curiously not all – does Laura not get to say goodbye? Or Carly? ...more