Sunday Salon: Reading-Related Randomness

Sunday Salon: Reading-Related Randomness

Good morning! I hope y’all remembered to set your clocks back and enjoyed your extra hour of sleep last night! Daylight Savings Time is over till March, and we’re in for that early winter darkness now. For the lucky ones, that may mean some nice, long. cozy evenings of reading ahead. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve properly Saloned on a Sunday–although I did pop in a day late last week with some author-provided […]

Friday Fotos: Food with Friends at Buddha’s Belly

Friday Fotos: Food with Friends at Buddha’s Belly

It’s pretty unusual for me to get to attend a blogger event less than 20 miles from my house on a weekend–or any time, to be honest, since I live in the northwestern outposts of Greater Los Angeles, far from paparazzi-land. Therefore, I eagerly accepted an invitation to join several bloggers for dinner at the new Thousand Oaks location of Buddha’s Belly last Saturday night. Tall Paul and I had already been there for lunch a […]

BlogHer Book (Club) Talk: *Theodora*, by Stella Duffy

BlogHer Book (Club) Talk: *Theodora*, by Stella Duffy

Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore: A Novel Stella Duffy (Twitter) (Twitter as Theodora) Penguin (Non-Classics) (2011), Paperback (ISBN 0143119877 / 9780143119876) Fiction (historical), 352 pages Source: Publisher Reason for Reading/Disclosure: BlogHer Book Club review and discussions (This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club, but the opinions expressed are my own.) Opening lines: “…The girl tried to lift her head. She knew if she could only see her older sister, Comito would confirm the answer, but the […]

Shelf Awareness Book Talk: *True Strength*, by Kevin Sorbo

Shelf Awareness Book Talk: *True Strength*, by Kevin Sorbo

True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal–and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life Kevin Sorbo Da Capo Press (October 2011), Hardcover (ISBN 0306820366 / 9780306820366) Memoir, 296 pages Portions of this review were originally published in Shelf Awareness for Readers (10/21/11), which supplied an Advance Reader Copy (furnished by the publisher) and payment. All opinions expressed are my own. Kevin Sorbo played the title role in the popular action drama Hercules: The Legendary […]