2012 favorites: reading

19 January, 2013

favorite books read in 2012 I meant to write little review posts about each of these and never did. I still might, because I have things I’d like to say about each of them. This year was a totally indulgent reading year. I gravitated towards pure mood and pleasure reading most of the time. These […]


31 January, 2012

Happy last day of January. It’s around now when people are making their jokes about how only a few short weeks ago, they made resolutions that are now getting abandoned, forgotten or given up. This year, just for fun on New Year’s Day, I tweeted random resolutions off the top of my head. My goals […]

the list of now’s favorites: 2011

15 January, 2012

Oh hi, middle of January. It was time to do this 3 weeks ago. Alas, I had some priority issues over the past month – this blog being one of the things that had to go hang out on the back burner for a while. So here’s my list of highlights from 2011: Books Music […]

J.K. Rowling + the Mysterious Pottermore!

16 June, 2011

J.K. Rowling is a master of  building excitement, both in fiction and in real life. She doesn’t do anything small, does she? Well, the geeks are all aflutter today and the reason is because of a little site called Pottermore.  Through posts on several fan sites that contained coordinates for a secret streetview (you can […]

Seven Questions with Author Matthew Gallaway

30 April, 2011

On opera, writing, cats and the best tv series of all time. I am very curious by nature. Usually after reading a good book, I spend a lot of time reading reviews, interviews with the author and sometimes the author’s blog. And that usually doesn’t even begin to cover the things that I’ve wondered about. […]

Book Review: “The Metropolis Case”

28 April, 2011

I’ve seen a lot of hefty words thrown around in reviews of Matthew Gallaway’s novel The Metropolis Case – words like “ambitious”,  “epic” and “intricate” and this is all true.  As the plot carries the reader across centuries and decades, visiting the past, present and future moments in the narratives of four characters linked together […]

book challenges for 2011

23 January, 2011

I enjoy public challenges, especially centered around reading and writing, I think it’s a great way for people to be inspired and gain exposure to great books, other writers and artists and have a record of their own progress. So I’m hoping that by posting this, a couple of you will join me!  I would […]

the list of now’s year in books: 2010

2 January, 2011

favorites books read in 2010: Several were not releases from 2010, but books that I finally got around to reading. currently reading: (I’m including this because I started it in 2010 and although I haven’t finished, I can already tell I will love it forever.)

Poetry, Work, and Love.

26 September, 2010

When you get to the top of the mountain Pull the next one up. Then there’ll be two of you Roped together at the waist Tired and proud, knowing the mountain, Knowing the human force it took To bring both of you there. And when the second one has finished Taking in the view, Satisfied […]

weekend short list

17 July, 2010

What I am up to this weekend. 1. Catching some of Pitchfork Music Festival (streaming live on my computer) I’m not at Pitchfork in Chicago, but this is the next best thing.   Tommorrow there are sets by Cass McCombs, Beach House, St. Vincent and Pavement. 2.  Discovering new music I like. This morning I caught […]

another silly list: If Rita Skeeter wrote for Us Weekly

10 July, 2010

If Rita Skeeter wrote for Us Weekly, the wizarding world would be reading about obnoxiously abbrev-nicknamed folks like: HarPot, HerGrange, AlDumb…

Let the wild rumpus begin!

26 March, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are is one of my favorite books of all time.  I was kind of annoyed when I first heard they were making a movie out of it.   For two reasons: 1. Because they are already totally bastardizing my entire childhood with all the of the crappy remakes and adaptations in the […]

Neil Gaiman on Colbert

17 March, 2009

The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Neil Gaiman Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Mark Sanford NASA Name Contest

MTV’s Spoilers Has “Watchmen” Footage

22 February, 2009

Part of the scene when Night Owl and the Silk Spectre bust into the prison.  (You will need to watch a short ad first) It’s from the MTV Movies site. I’ve seen some comments around the internet  indicating that people think it looks silly or cheesy.  I can see what people are saying, but I […]

On the Agenda for Tomorrow: Must get to the Comic Book Store!

10 February, 2009

Check it: Written by Neil Gaiman; Art by Andy Kubert and Scott Williams; Covers by Andy Kubert and Alex Ross; Variant sketch cover by Andy Kubert . “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” part 1 of 2! Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) and superstar artist Andy Kubert (BATMAN, Marvel 1602) join forces for a […]

The Many Faces of Rorschach

9 February, 2009

Seeing some great Watchmen merch coming out, in anticipation for the movie next month! I love this one. I wish it was available as a print or small poster, because I don’t wear t-shirts all that much.  But it’s super cool graphically. You can get it here (or by clicking on the image above to […]

New HD “Coraline” Trailer + Neil Gaiman on “Buttons”

23 January, 2009

Watch this trailer. It’s wonderful. And now go to this Borders site for some fun behind-the-scenes stuff, such as Neil Gaiman discussing the fear of buttons. P.S. Reading Coraline at 27 years old brought me right back to the delicious scaryness of being 10 and reading Roald Dahl’s The Witches.  Yes, that good. I cannot […]