Book Review: The Odd Couple

Posted May 26, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
Book Review: The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple,  in play form, is the perfect short humorous read, or listen in my case.  The principal actors voiced the performance well and I found myself laughing aloud at times.  Oscar and Felix are a stitch without intention.  In a sense, it reminded me of the French film The Dinner Party, a constant […]


COYER Summer Vacation 2016

Posted May 25, 2016 Tags 4 Comments
COYER Summer Vacation 2016

COYER Summer Vacation is here and hosted by three wonderful hostesses, Berls at Fantasy is More Fun Michelle at Because Reading and Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!  The challenge runs from June 18 – September 2 and I am so excited to get started! So far, I only have one goal, to read […]


Book Review: Brokeback Mountain

Posted May 24, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
Book Review: Brokeback Mountain

This is one of the rare occasions where the movie was better than the book.  The problem I feel was that there is so much to this story and a novella just couldn’t contain it all satisfactorily. Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist’s relationship was well-defined and while it mostly felt like a booty call to […]


May 2016 Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted May 23, 2016 Tags 0 Comments
May 2016 Write On Review-a-Thon

The Write On Review-a-Thon is a challenge hosted by Book Bumblings. From Friday through Sunday, we all band together and write as many reviews as possible. It’s a weekend for you to either catch up on reviews or get ahead on upcoming ones. It doesn’t matter if you write one review or 10 – if […]


Friday Memes: Scarlet

Posted May 20, 2016 Tags 7 Comments
Friday Memes: Scarlet

Hosted by Rose City Reader Beginning: One: Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her portscreen chimed in the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: “Comm received for Mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulouse Law Enforcement of Missing Persons.” Hosted by Freda’s Voice Page 56: She extracted the bloodied ID […]


Book Review: The Long Winter

Posted May 19, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
Book Review: The Long Winter

I had not read The Long Winter in a long time and had forgotten what a classic children’s book it was.  Like The Force Awakens, The Long Winter felt like a throwback to the earlier books, with the return of Mr. Edwards, stories of Pa’s childhood told by the fire and his nightly songs on […]


Book Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Posted May 17, 2016 Tags 1 Comment
Book Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I had so been looking forward to a new Harry Potter book to tide myself over until Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Unfortunately, my expectations were not met in this small volume.  Despite, Albus Dumbledore’s introduction and Harry’s notes scrawled in the margins […]


Book Review: The Dark Lady’s Mask

Posted May 13, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
Book Review: The Dark Lady’s Mask

READ AN EXCERPT . Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Hardcover) | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble   Review It is a brave author to tackle Shakespeare, let alone execute it well, and I believe Mary Sharratt succeeded in spades. If I am to be honest, I was never a fan of Shakespeare, I’ve always been […]


Love & Friendship Movie Trailer

Posted May 11, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
Love & Friendship Movie Trailer

I’m a big fan of watching movies that have been adapted from books, and occasionally the movie is actually better.  To embrase this interest of mine I’ve started a weekly post to feature books that are hitting the big screen. Release Date: May 13 Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow […]