Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stuff to tell you...

It's been a while since I've done a "Stuff to tell you" post, so here goes...

--Ahhh, romance! Christian fiction writer Patty Hickman is featuring "Romancing the Authors Week" on her blog...and there are free giveaways involved!

--How deep are your Facebook friendships? This guy calls Facebook "an entertaining saboteur."

The most significant Facebook connection for me, then, happens outside of Facebook. It happens with those people made of human flesh and blood, who speak audibly to me, and whose body language is such an integral part of their communication. These are real friends with whom I work and live...

--Could the Academy be a bit out of touch? Just asking. Usually Oscar-nominated movies can expect to get a Best Picture "bump" in attendance, but not this time. Dave Karger of Entertainment Weekly speculates:

"So what's the problem? Is it because there are so many other high-profile award shows these days that the Oscar nominations almost come as an afterthought? Or is it that many of this year's Best Picture nominees are simply unappealing to the average moviegoer? Regardless, it's quite telling that the combined box office take of the five Best Picture nominees so far ($233 million) isn't even half of the $532 million Oscar also-ran The Dark Knight has grossed."

--Wouldn't you think if you are "pro-choice," you would also be for a person's right to choose to hear a viewpoint opposing yours? Hmmm...I guess choice doesn't extend that far, at least in this case.

--OK, I'm a hopeless romantic...but I recently read James Patterson's Sundays at Tiffany's and loved it. I have not read any reviews for it, so I don't even know what critics think, and I don't even care. It was totally implausible, totally romantic--a fun, escapist diversion!

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