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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

That's How I Blog

I have something really cool going on tonight. Nicole from Linus's Blanket is going to be interviewing me for That's How I Blog, an on air show where we talk and anyone can participate as well. The show is tonight, February 23rd, at 9:00PM EST. Here is the link for you to call in to participate. How exciting! (Side note: I am a bit terrified of public speaking so come and help me out!)

I've been meaning to post this earlier so you'd have extra notice but I've been a pretty bad blogger lately so I apologize. But, lots of cool things are going on so you might want to check out the show.

For instance, we'll be discussing a book we are reading by Dan Simmons called Black Hills about a Sioux named Paha Sapa (Black Hills) and the ghost of Custer. So far I am really enjoying this book, although I haven't finished it yet. Eek! I read and reviewed his book The Terror and loved it.

Also, I have big big news that is going to be affecting my blog. You'll be the first to hear about it!

Go check out the That's How I Blog website and see the schedule! You can always hear the recordings of past shows.

Quick questions:

Is there anything you would like me to discuss? If so, email Nicole at nicole [at] linussblanket [dot] com.

Have you listened or participated in any of the past shows? If so, what did you like or dislike?


  1. I'm about 75% through "The Terror" -- good stuff! Cool on you for the interview!

  2. Good luck tonight, Amanda, I'm sure you'll be great. Nicole is awesome too and it's nice you won't be alone. I'm interested to hear about Dan Simmon's book. I haven't read anything by him so I'm wondering if I'll be adding him to my tbr after your talk!

  3. I read Black Hills and it made me want to read The Terror! I have The Terror on my shelf now, borrowed from a friend :-) So excited to read that MASSIVE tome. I am sure you did great tonight :-)

  4. Nicole interviewed me for "That's How I Blog!" back in December and we had a great time! You'll do very well and be surprised at how comfortable you feel -- just like talking to a friend :) We had an awesome time and even started a challenge based on Shakespeare from our conversation. No worries!

  5. I had a great time chatting with you last night! And I can’t believe you’re moving – that’s crazy. When is that supposed to be happening?

  6. Having just read your review of Alfred Hayes' The Girl on the Via Flaminia, I sent you an email at your gmail address. I hadn't yet noticed this "comments" option. I was just happy to discover another fan of Alfred Hayes. He was born in London, but he came to the States early in life, graduated from City College and began writing in the '30s. Following service in WWII he remained in Rome and became involved as a screenwriter with the neorealist filmmakers of the time. He shared (with, among others, Fredrico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini) an Oscar nomination for best screenplay on Rossellini's famous "Paisan." He did uncredited work on the screenplay of Vittorio De Sica's equally famous "The Bicycle Thief." His later Hollywood screenplays include "The Left Hand of God" (Bogart) and "Island in the Sun" (Belafonte). I believe his novel, My Face for the World to See, is a minor classic, a Hollywood novel that belongs on the same shelf as Nathanael West's Day of the Locust, Norman Mailer's The Deer Park, and Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon.


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