(Audio)Book Talk: LOVE LIFE, by Rob Lowe

(Audio)Book Talk: LOVE LIFE, by Rob Lowe

Love Life Rob Lowe (Twitter) Audiobook read by the author Simon & Schuster (April 2014), Hardcover ( ISBN 1451685718 / 9781451685718) Nonfiction: memoir/essays, 272 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Simon & Schuster (April 2014), Audio ISBN 9781442367340 /Audible ASIN B00HX2WBJG ) Although I really enjoyed listening to Rob Lowe read his Stories I Only Tell My Friends, to me a couple of years ago, I wasn’t entirely sure about repeating the experience with his second book, Love Life. He’d […]

(Audio)Book Talk: I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW ME FROM, by Judy Greer

(Audio)Book Talk: I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW ME FROM, by Judy Greer

I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star Judy Greer (Twitter) Audiobook read by the author Doubleday (April 2014), Hardcover (ISBN 0385537883 / 9780385537889) Nonfiction: memoir/essays, 256 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Random House Audio (April 2014), ISBN 9780804149150 / Audible ASIN B00IPJTXHO) I know exactly what I know Judy Greer from, and it’s why I knew that if I i intended to read her memoir/essay collection, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From, at […]

A Fan(girl)’s Notes: (Untimely) Thoughts on SHERLOCK, Series 3

A Fan(girl)’s Notes: (Untimely) Thoughts on SHERLOCK, Series 3

(NOTE: I will make NO attempts to avoid possible spoilers for any previous season of Sherlock in the following discussion. If you’re a spoilerphobe, please feel free to slip out now!) (NOTE: This has been edited and republished to include some observations I inadvertently left out of the original post, and which have no impact on the preceding spoiler-policy disclaimer.) We’ve become used to intervals of two or three years between installments in movie series, […]

WW: Black & White & A Little (TARDIS) Blue

WW: Black & White & A Little (TARDIS) Blue

Paul and I spent Valentine’s weekend sharing the love of Doctor Who with fellow fans and friends (and a few stars) of the show at the annual Gallifrey One convention here in Los Angeles. Saturday was our “cosplay day.”  Disclosure: I made edits to comply with this week’s Wordless Wednesday theme, “Black and White,” but since this 50-year-old TV show was in black-and-white when it started, I think they’re appropriate. An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to […]

Book Talk: I WANT MY MTV, by Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks

Book Talk: I WANT MY MTV, by Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks

I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks Penguin Plume (2012), trade paper (ISBN 0452298563 / 9780452298569) Nonfiction: pop culture (oral history), 592 pages Source: Purchased ebook (iBooks ISBN 9781101562415) Reason for reading: Personal The popular music of my lifetime is divided, in my mind, between “before MTV” and “after MTV.” I first saw Music Television in the fall of 1982–my boyfriend’s family had cable–and was […]

Playing With The Stars: Visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum

Playing With The Stars: Visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum

The original Hollywood Wax Museum has occupied a prime spot on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, just east of Highland Avenue, for nearly fifty years, and is still owned and operated by the family who started it back in 1965. But this place is no dusty, stuffy relic of old-time show biz–visitors are encouraged to become part of the show here. Everything you’ll encounter is camera-ready, and you’re more than welcome to get in […]

A Fan(girl)’s Notes: DOCTOR WHO, Part 2 of 2–A Selected, Subjective “New Who” Episode Guide

A Fan(girl)’s Notes: DOCTOR WHO, Part 2 of 2–A Selected, Subjective “New Who” Episode Guide

I can’t play favorites with “classic” Doctor Who episodes, for reasons I’ve previously explained, but I certainly can with “new” Who, and I’m about to do just that. If you’ve never watched Doctor Who, these may be good ones to sample for a sense of the show as it is today. If you’re a Whovian of any era, I’m happy to discuss, defend, or debate my picks with you, and I’d love to have you […]

Wordless Wednesday: Who’s Who, Family Style

Wordless Wednesday: Who’s Who, Family Style

I managed to tie our Wordless Wednesday Linky Group prompt for this week, “Family,” into my celebration of Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary. The Doctor and His Wife, Wondercon 2013 document.write(”); Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,309 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

A Fan(girl)’s Notes: DOCTOR WHO, Part 1 of 2–A Brief Personal History of Time (Lord)

A Fan(girl)’s Notes: DOCTOR WHO, Part 1 of 2–A Brief Personal History of Time (Lord)

(NOTE: It was brought to my attention that the last couple of pieces I did for my writing workshop referenced Doctor Who rather heavily, but didn’t make allowances for readers who might have no idea what those references meant. As the portion of the world that does get those references gears up to celebrate the Doctor’s 50th anniversary this week–as if a half-century means anything to a thousand-year-old Time Lord!–it seems like an appropriate occasion to […]

TV Talk: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, The Netflix Season

TV Talk: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, The Netflix Season

Despite being told for years that we really needed to watch Arrested Development, and even being given the first season of the show on DVD as a Christmas gift one year, we didn’t take the bait until about a year ago–six years after its last episode aired. We never did get around to those DVDs, but my stepdaughter Kate shepherded us through the full run of the series on Netflix. Although this show lacks most of […]

Wordless Wednesday: The Oscar Goes To…

Wordless Wednesday: The Oscar Goes To…

…for “Best Interpretation of a Time- and Space-Traveling Object”: The TARDIS Girls (and a Couple of Guys) of Gallifrey One, 2013 Credits: Original photo by Paul Vasquez (edited with Snapseed, text added with Phonto) TARDIS pinafore* by Amanda Marin/Darling Army TARDIS-printed waist-cincher corset* by Yuly Springer/Butterfly Frillies Linked-Up Wordless Wednesday has two new players this week, and our theme is inspired by this weekend’s Academy Awards ceremony. Please check out “The Oscars” bestowed by Desiree Eaglin […]

Book Talk: THE REVOLUTION WAS TELEVISED, by Alan Sepinwall

Book Talk: THE REVOLUTION WAS TELEVISED, by Alan Sepinwall

The Revolution Was Televised: The Crooks, Cops, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever Alan Sepinwall (Blog) (Twitter) Self-published by What’s Alan Watching? (November 2012), trade paper (ISBN 0615718299 / 9780615718293) Nonfiction: essays/pop culture, 306 pages Source: Purchased ebook (Smashwords: ISBN 9781301879960) Reason for reading: Personal; recommended by Linda Holmes of Pop Culture Happy Hour Excerpt from an Excerpt (previously published on Grantland.com): “The story of Lost makes no sense. And by that I […]