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Forecast For September 27: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2)

Six months after the citizens of Swallow Falls vacated their island to allow a clean-up team to remove the giant food and redistribute it throughout the world to famine-ravaged nations, Flint Lockwood and his band of friends (and Steve! the monkey) return to find that the food is still there…and it’s alive. There are walking, [...]

On Magic and Books: “The Broken Circle” and “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”

I’ve been devouring books this summer. Some better than others. I’m burning through them at the rate of two a week. I can’t get enough. I just finished reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Yesterday I finished The Broken Circle by Cheryl Potter. It took me 2 days to [...]

HOP Movie Review: Afternoon Delight

A bored housewife takes in a down-on-her luck stripper who turns out to be newly sober and oh, also a “full-service sex worker.” What could possibly go wrong? Uncomfortably realistic in many ways, “Afternoon Delight” showcases the formidable acting chops of Katherine Hahn and will make you so happy that your life is normal that [...]

My Florinda Shelf

I have this friend. Her name is Florinda and she is a book blogger. (She is also in our world famous Wordless Wednesday linkup and she’s also doing this Just One Paragraph challenge – our great minds think alike.) That is a person who blogs about books – it’s pretty plain and simple. In her [...]