Plugs and Hugs


Couple interesting things you all should check out.

Today’s post on popcorn, by Tara Conklin, is “My Top Five Books for Fall.” Recommendations for what to read this rainy, cool, wonderful season. She distills the much-awaited and much-acclaimed down to five, including the new novel by Zadie Smith. I won’t spoil the rest, but get your browsing self over to popcorn to investigate.

Bay Area folks, put on your calendar the November 3 screening of the short film “Sully Marooned” at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. (the film is less than ten minutes long; it will show with a bunch of others at the same time). This is the second film by my friend Chrissy Loader, who writes about music, love, loss, and frailty. This one is a hit–I loved it. Looks like you can buy tickets here.






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  1. Jess Witkins

    Love book lists! Always adding to my goodreads queue and slowly checking the titles off. Will look to see if we share some title picks!

    If I can leave a plug and hug here too, I’ll share that I’ve got a great new indie author I’m interviewing as part of the Redhots this friday! And to celebrate, he’s giving away not one, not two, but SIX copies of his book for a Halloween photo contest! If you’re interested in playing along, check out the details and get snappin!

    • Susie Meserve

      Thanks, Jess! Color me uninitiated: what are the Redhots?

      • Jess Witkins

        The Redhots is a monthly “column” or posting that my blogger pal, Marcia Richards and I do the last friday of every month. We’re both redheads, one in her 20s, one in her 50s – so we don’t always agree. 😀

        But we always have fun! We blog on news, reviews, and interviews and this month we’re doing our first indie author interview! Previously we blogged on 50 Shades of Grey and the film Hope Springs. You can see us this blog page for more info:



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