Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

April 30, 2012 20:02:45 Posted at April 30, 2012 20:02:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

For a refresher on Divergent, click here to revisit my review from last year. There are spoilers ahead. And, well, there’s some sh-t you probably don’t want spoiled, especially with this story, so you may want to click away and come back after you’ve burned through the book which is due out this week. Full Review

Buying Katniss

March 21, 2012 18:35:03 Posted at March 21, 2012 18:35:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Here’s Jennifer Lawrence all over New York the last couple days on a final hard push for The Hunger Games which, as mentioned yesterday, could open as high as $120 million but probably no lower than $80 million which is, obviously, massive. As a result, shares in Lionsgate are exploding, up almost 30% over the last month and almost 90% in 2012 alone. Full Review

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JK grown up and more on books and movies

February 23, 2012 18:01:00 Posted at February 23, 2012 18:01:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Big news in the publishing world today: JK Rowling will release a new novel for adults with a different publisher and not with Bloomsbury which published all the Potters. That’s the only thing we know. More details are coming later this year including exactly when the book will come out, what it’s called, and what it’ll be about. Full Review

Best of 2011: Your Voice In My Head by Emma Forrest

December 22, 2011 20:07:36 Posted at December 22, 2011 20:07:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My favourite book of the year. Forrest is an awesomely gifted writer. It’s not just the story, but the way she tells it, the words that describe it, so that you can feel so acutely her joy and her sadness and her gratefulness for the person who helped her go forward. I’ve probably read this book 3 or 4 times this year just to review some of Forrest’s most beautiful passages. Full Review

Film or Television: the Ewan McGregor edition

November 23, 2011 18:30:12 Posted at November 23, 2011 18:30:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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One day I’d like to get a liveblog going with Duana and Sarah to discuss or debate the whole Movies vs TV argument. The quality is on television these days, no doubt. But the prestige, the prestige is still, always, in film. They ALL want to be in film. It’s a hierarchy that they, themselves, the Hollywood players, live and die by. Full Review

Professional Geeks Unite

November 7, 2011 19:20:50 Posted at November 7, 2011 19:20:50
Duana Posted by Duana

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling With this, it becomes official.   It has been whispered in the hallways of your work or school, you have remarked on it over drinks.   But with the publication of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) the zeitgeist has officially rolled over, such that … Being able to say you were some brand of geek is now essential for future success. Full Review

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Going to The Night Circus

November 4, 2011 16:19:45 Posted at November 4, 2011 16:19:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern I’ve been thinking here in the Maldives how much I would have enjoyed The Night Circus on the beach. How I would have ripped through it the way a beach book should read. How it would have possibly cost me a sunburn. You don’t stop and savour and take your time with The Night Circus. Full Review

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Granny Freeze and The Family Fang

October 28, 2011 15:26:16 Posted at October 28, 2011 15:26:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Have you read Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang? I finished it a few weeks ago. It is hilariously imagined, hysterical in parts, and uncomfortably disturbing throughout: the Fangs are already a reality; you can see it on TV. And worse still, though perhaps that’s the point, people can’t recognise themselves in the story. Full Review

All Time Reads

October 6, 2011 03:05:42 Posted at October 6, 2011 03:05:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Not meant to be a classics list (there are more than enough of those), but a catalogue of (for the most part) modern reads that will be parked on my bookshelf forever. And like the Freebie Five, it will be shifted, adjusted, and modified accordingly. Would love to know your list too – please do send and share recommendations. Full Review

Sloppy Casting

August 30, 2011 09:15:00 Posted at August 30, 2011 09:15:00
Duana Posted by Duana

Sometimes the good just keeps on coming. I’m so happy for all of you who love Sloppy Firsts, who have been celebratey with us or who have discovered it for the first time. And now – now, there’s a movie in the works. If you haven’t heard, Megan McCafferty is offering a sneak peek at the movie if you contribute a casting decision on her Facebook page here and, since everyone loves to help, the casting page is chock full already. Full Review

Jessica Darling is 10

August 22, 2011 06:44:00 Posted at August 22, 2011 06:44:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Those of you familiar with the Jessica Darling series, by Megan McCafferty, need no introduction. Those of you who’ve been through my book section will know that McCafferty’s Sloppy Firsts, and all that came after, is on the list of my All Time Reads... Full Review