Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Reading

Just came in from the morning rounds, walked the dog, got fresh fruit and veggies at the Farmers Market and started to think what make good summer read ?
Everyone has a different opinion. Personally I like a good action/adventure or crime novel....nothing gets the heart racing like a good thriller.
And speaking of crime...
From Dutton for August 18th release comes the first installment of the International best seller from Denmark, The Keeper Of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Winner of The Glass Key Award this is the first book in the Department Q series.
If you are lucky enough to have a review copy...READ will leave you craving more...not that lucky ?
Well August isn't that far will be well worth the wait.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Well it was a fast paced BEA from the 9 AM blastoff until the close of each day. There was def something for everyone and if it was a party you were looking for there were plenty of them both on and off site.
The signing schedule was a little tough with quite a few conflicting times and then the lines in both the autographing area and in-booth were very long, but looking on the bright side it was a good time to talk to other booksellers and bloggers about what else, BOOKS.
There were goodies to keep your strength up in the form of cake, donuts from Harper Collins, wine, and beer..
Daniel Handler was a delight, Jimmy Fallon seemed to really enjoy himself, so in all and all a good time was had....can't wait to see what next year brings...
One big change : next year BEA will be held in New York the first week of June and that will be easier than pre Memorial Weekend.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Well at least anyone who's seen the Swedish Film......I've been reading comments all over the net....why mess with perfection....why indeed ! But that's the American way....Just think Sabrina, and the latest mess Robin Hood .....not even Cate could save it....

Monday, May 31, 2010


For me it's all about the word...there would be no love
songs, no poetry, no books and no films...........
I for one can't imagine a world without film...
What would a rainy day be without movies.
Where else can you escape the world for a few hours ?
How else can you have a good cry and not have to explain ?

But with all the wonderful original material why must film makers repeat the old ?
How many times can one story be made over ?
And of course, why does Hollywood think they can do it better than anyone else ?
And that is the reason for this talk books and film....
So my first question is : Should Hollywood remake the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ? Can they really do it better ?