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Andrei Alupului + THE EMOJI MOVIE, BIG BROTHER, JAY-Z and HOUSE OF SPIES

Improviser Andrei Alupului joins Hoff to talk The Emoji Movie, yet another episode of Big Brother, JAY-Z’s 4:44 and Daniel Silva’s novel House of Spies. Spoiler: A few of these things are really not very good. iTunes: https://goo.gl/DTqk7G Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/3pFgkR

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New Podcast Ep: Ryan Sartor + WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and CAMINO ISLAND

Ryan Sartor (writer, host of the Difficult to Name reading series) joins me to discuss: –WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES! –AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, S12E06: “Auditions (6)”! –CAMINO ISLAND by John Grisham! We also spend a while talking about … Continue reading

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Number 1s Is a Podcast Now

I finally realized that there are already too many blogs out there, so I’ve moved this project to a medium that’s totally not saturated yet: Podcasts! The first episode, initially performed as a Facebook livestream, is now up on iTunes … Continue reading

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Books: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY

By Jay Asher #1 USA Today bestseller, weeks of 4/13/17 and 4/20/17 What it is: A 2007 young adult novel that returned to the bestseller list after having been adapted into a Netflix series. In the book, a high school kid named Clay receives a … Continue reading

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Books: THE SHACK

By William P. Young #1 USA Today bestseller, weeks of 3/2/17, 3/9/17, 3/16/17 and 3/23/17 What it is: A novel originally self-published in 2007 and eventually adapted into a recent film starring Sam Worthington, the release of which seems to have prompted the book’s return … Continue reading

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Books: ECHOES IN DEATH

By J. D. Robb #1 USA Today bestseller, 2/16/17 What it is: The 44th entry in the “in Death” series of crime novels by the incredibly prolific J. D. Robb, pseudonym of the even more prolific romance writer Nora Roberts. The series takes … Continue reading

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Books: NEVER NEVER

By James Patterson and Candice Fox #1 USA Today bestseller, 1/26/17 What it is: A murder mystery/thriller collaboration between American powerhouse James Patterson and Australian writer Candice Fox. Sort of a sequel to Patterson and Fox’s “Bookshot” Black & Blue, which I believe introduced … Continue reading

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