The Write Stuff

Jane Porter signs her latest book, “She’s Gone Country,” an entertaining read and soon to be movie, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, on Friday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m.

Top sales/rentals for the week ending Jan. 9:


1264 S. Coast Highway

1.     Elton John & Leon Russell, The Union (G)

2.     Herbie Hancock, Imagine Project (G)

3.     Bruce Springsteen, The Promise

4.     Florence & The Machine, Lungs (G)

5.     Tom Petty, Mojo (G)

6.     Arcade Fire, The Suburbs (G)

7.     Norah Jones, The Fall

8.     Ray LaMontagne, God Willing & The Creek Don’t Rise (G)

9.     Doors, Live in Vancouver 1970

10.   Eric Clapton, Clapton (G)

(G)=Grammy Nominee


The Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway

1.     The Companion by Lorcan Roche

2.     A Secret by Tatiana De Rosnay

3.     One Day by David Nicholls

4.     Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

5.     The Hand that First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell

6.     Life by Keith Richards

7.     As Always, Julia edited by Joan Reardon

8.     Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

9.     Honolulu by Alan Brennert

10.   Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda


311 Ocean Avenue

1.     Lotus Eaters by Tatiana Soli

2.     Best iPad Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders by Peter Myers

3.     Just Kids by Patti Smith

4.     Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

5.     Active in Orange County: A Guide to Physical Activity and Exercise in Nature by Jutta Bamboa

6.     Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence by Anne LeClaire

7.     I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections by Nora Ephron

8.     The Marriage Artist by Andrew Winer

9.     Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

10.   True Grit by Charles Portis


1445 Glenneyre Street

1.     Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps

2.     Knight and Day

3.     The Kids Are All Right

4.     Salt

5.     Inception

6.     Dinner for Schmucks

7.     Easy A

8.     The Town

9.     Despicable Me

10.   Shutter Island

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