Happy Spring...or whatever
Now you know I don't do cute but...
my pal Patty Millsap in San Diego sent me an email titled "identity theft" and the pictures were so friggin' cute I just had to share. So whether you celebrate Passover or Easter or the spring equinox, here are my favorite of the bunch for your viewing pleasure.
Makes me want to pinch some fat baby's cheeks...
TV Good/Bad News
As sad as I was to see Life on Mars
end—I think it ended splendidly. I do seem to be in the minority about that, though. Most viewers said they hated the ending. I hate it when a series ends and there’s no resolution…Las Vegas comes to mind. Remember that? Tom Selleck walks in after being presumed dead and there’s an explosion in the hotel. Now that’s a lousy way to end a series.
I guess it’s official—Terminator SCC has been canceled
. Boo on that.
Dollhouse, however, has been renewed
. In case you’re interested, here’s the schedule for the rest of this season.
1-09 - "Spy in the House of Love" - April 10th
April 17th - DOLLHOUSE off air due to Prison Break
1-10 - "Haunted" - April 24, 2009
1-11 - "Briar Rose" - May 1st, 2009
1-12 - "Omega" - May 8th, 2009
1-13 - "Epitaph One" - May 15th, 2009
After DOLLHOUSE finishes, we’ve been told a new series called "MENTAL" will be taking over the timeslot. In May, the series will debut in the UK.
Many viewers (and contributors to this blog) say the premise of the series makes them uneasy. What say you?
TV Guide.com Interview
with Nathan Fillion about Castle – Love his screen saver: You should be writing
Brenda Novak is holding her 5th Annual On-line Auction for Diabetes Research. It will open May 1st and run through the month. Pal Lynda Hilburn
put together this great basket. Go on line
Signed copy of THE VAMPIRE SHRINK
Signed copy of DARK HARVEST
Relaxation guided hypnosis CD
Shower gel and body lotion
Signed copy of LA VIDA VAMPIRE
Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Starbucks Gift Card
La Vida Vampire key chain
Signed copy of BOUND TO LOVE HER
Signed copy of KITTY AND THE DEAD MAN'S HAND
Copy of Kitty's play list on CD
Jeanne C. Stein:
Signed copy of THE BECOMING
Signed copy of BLOOD DRIVE
Signed copy of THE WATCHER
Signed copy of LEGACY
Set of book cover magnets
Jamie Leigh Hansen
Signed copy of CURSED
Signed copy of BETRAYED
Paper and pen set
Signed ARC of X-RATED BLOOD SUCKERS
From Shelf Awareness:Notes: Two Colorado Stores to Merge; Lovely RomanceNeat trick of the week: two independent bookstores in Frisco, Colo., are merging, effective May 1.
The Next Page Bookstore and the Open Book will become a single business and be named the Next Page Bookstore and operate from Next Page's location. Frisco is near Vail and Breckenridge.
Karen Berg, who founded Next Page two years ago, said, "Big box bookstores are struggling, and Summit County recently lost a favorite independent bookstore. We are delighted for the opportunity to bring a measure of something positive to our community in this tough economy."
Amy Yundt, founder of the Open Book and now co-owner of the Next Page, said, "Both Karen and I love books, love the business of books and are 100% committed to this community. By joining together we will be in a much stronger business position to deliver the best indie bookstore experience to Summit County, and will be able to provide an even higher level of service in the form of merchandise, events and expertise to our customers."
And last Sunday, the Denver Post ran this nice article
about Denver’s Indies.
Many of you know this already but from PW Daily
Anita Blake Headed to the Small Screen
By Rachel DeahlProving that the steady stream of vampire fiction headed to Hollywood shows no signs of abating, Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series has been snapped up by the Independent Film Channel in a deal that marks the cable network/film distributor's first foray into made-for-TV movies. The telefilm, based on Hamilton's bestselling series about a vampirehunter who "re-animates" the dead in a futuristic St. Louis, is slated to bow in summer 2010. Glen Morgan (X-Files, Final Destination) is serving as executive producer.
From the Apple Insider
:Apple sued for promoting iPhone as eBook readerIn its lawsuit, the firm (MONEC) takes issue with Apple's move to distribute digital book reading applications through the App Store, which it subsequently sees as an endorsement by the Cupertino-based company that its touchscreen handset can serve as a capable eBook reader.MONEC believes those advances directly violate its patent, which describes a "light-weight" electronic device with a "touch-screen" LCD-display having the "dimensions such that [...] approximately one page of a book can be illustrated at normal size, this display being integrated in a flat, frame-like housing."
That damned phone does everything but make beds. I think I want one...
Next weekend you locals can catch Mario and me at Starfest. I think Gina already mentioned she would be there. It's my first Starfest/Horrorfest experience. Check out the schedule here
Here are some pics from the Barnes & Noble signing Mario and I did on Tuesday. No blizzard this time.
Judi and Bryan who always make us feel at home.
Judi, Bryan, Peter and what's his name.
And Jason Jones who said he was a fan of Mario's--funny, though, that Mario kept slipping greenbacks into his books as he signed them. That's okay, Jason, we understand...
Don’t know if I mentioned it before, but James Marsters has confirmed for Dragon*Con. Carol Malcolm and I are already planning our strategy--