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Video of the Day–The Midnight Hour

Well, it is finally here.  Halloween.  The day when all the ghosts and ghouls come out to play.  I’ve always loved Halloween because it is the one day you can be anything you want.  There’s a great scene in the first Halloween episode of Buffy in which Buffy tells Willow that Halloween is about being …

I Just Don’t Get It

As someone who reads a lot and hopes to be a published writer someday, I have a lot of respect for anyone who can do it successfully.  What I don’t respect is plagiarism.  That’s not writing.  That’s stealing. Many people claim that it is the lazy way out, but I don’t think it is lazy …

Romance and Recipes–Mini Meatloaf Brains

Romance doesn’t just end with the Happily Ever After–in most cases, there is a Babylogue to show us that the protagonists have made it work (not that kids are the thing that makes a relationship work or last).  Well, for those protagonists with a gaggle of kids to take trick or treating tomorrow, here’s a …

Video of the Day–Bette Midler Wants Her Book

My favorite Halloween movie was on last night.  I remember the first time I saw Hocus Pocus.  It was Halloween 1993 and Miss Rooney, my 2nd grade teacher, rented the VHS for my class to watch.  I left my TCBY frozen yogurt in my cubby and didn’t understand why it melted before the movie was over. …

Video of the Day–#LGM

Unless you’ve been living in a vacuum, you know that today is the start of the 2015 World Series, featuring the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals.  Since I’m from NY, I think you know who I think should win.  I’m not even a baseball fan, but I spent my childhood at Shea …

Video of the Day–Does Your Chrysler Seat 20?!

When I was reading What Happens Under the Mistletoe, I couldn’t stop laughing when the hero and heroine of the 2nd novella found themselves in what I consider the 19th Century version of the Love Shack.  There wasn’t any glitter anywhere, but there were some really dirty pieces of art scattered throughout the house.  I kept …

Coming Out 10/25-10/31

There are a lot of books coming out this Tuesday–more than any other week I’ve run this column.  Most of them were even good.  Here’s a synopsis of the books I’ve reviewed that will be out this week. I’ll Never Let You Go by Mary Burton (10/27): This is the third book in the Morgan’s of …

Review of “His Work of Art” by Shannyn Schroeder

What first struck me about His Work of Art is that the main characters are not your standard romance archetypes.  They’re young (probably about 21 or 22), definitely not rich, and at least where he’s concerned–not white.  Even better, they’re self-proclaimed nerds.  There are not enough nerds in literature.  For the number of us there are …

Review of “One Wild Winter’s Eve” by Anne Barton

I just spent the last four days trying to get through One Wild Winter’s Eve by Anne Barton, which I started late Saturday night after quickly DNF’ing Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep (I didn’t read enough of it to really write a review–just know that it wasn’t for me).  I first chose this book …