Book Review: “The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage”, by Phillip Pullman

Let me preface this review by stating that I’ve been waiting for this book–any book in the His Dark Materials series, really–for almost two decades. Rumors of The Book Of Dust have been swirling out there in Publishingland for at least a decade, if not longer. The fans of His Dark Material I know wonderedContinue reading “Book Review: “The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage”, by Phillip Pullman”

Movie Review: “The Jungle Book”

I won’t keep you in suspense: I loved this movie. I was looking forward to seeing it for some time, really since I saw the first trailer. I have a weakness for movies that take place in a jungle. Yeah, that sounds weird, I realize that. But I grew up seeing Disney’s animated Jungle BookContinue reading “Movie Review: “The Jungle Book””

Book Review: “Made To Kill” by Adam Christopher

“Made To Kill” is a book by Adam Christopher that I really wanted to enjoy. Like, *really* wanted to enjoy. Alas, I couldn’t even finish it. There have been a lot of reviews for this book that praise it lavishly for marrying two genres into one good, old-fashioned, B-movie pulp fiction novel. Which is exactlyContinue reading “Book Review: “Made To Kill” by Adam Christopher”

TV Review: “And Then There Were None”

I’ve been posting nothing but photos everyday for the last three months, it felt like I needed to get back to some posts with more than three words. And the perfect way to do that is to post a review of a TV mini series that hit Lifetime about a month ago. And Then ThereContinue reading “TV Review: “And Then There Were None””

Movie Review: “The Martian”

Rarely do I make a point of going to see a movie on opening night. There are few that I want to plan my schedule around. But after reading Andy Weir’s relentlessly readable debut “The Martian“, and after seeing the commercials and trailers for the movie version for the last few months, I knew I’dContinue reading “Movie Review: “The Martian””

Book Review: “The Long and Faraway Gone” by Lou Berney

Right after reading “Third Rail”, I jumped into Lou Berney’s gut-wrenching “The Long and Faraway Gone“. And when I say guy-wrenching, I mean knife plunging into the gut, then barbs opening at the tip, and then twisting all around until your digestive tract is the groundest of ground meat. Ostensibly a mystery, the book opensContinue reading “Book Review: “The Long and Faraway Gone” by Lou Berney”

Book Review: “Third Rail” by Rory Flynn

I was on a reading tear this past summer. I went through something like six books in four weeks, which, if you knew how slowly I read, you would understand what an unbelievable pace that is for me. And so, without further ado, here is the first of a couple of reviews that I’m going toContinue reading “Book Review: “Third Rail” by Rory Flynn”

Movie Review: “Furious Seven”

I actually made it out of the house to see a movie last week. This is a pretty rare occurrence since I have a pretty active home life and, quite frankly, most movies that come out I’m only passingly interested in. Certainly not enough to spend $12 to see them. So, you may ask, whyContinue reading “Movie Review: “Furious Seven””

Book Review: “Going Clear”, by Lawrence Wright

Having taken most of December and January off from blogging, it’s time to get back to it. What better way to start than with a book review. And a humdinger of a book it is. You may have heard of Lawrence Wright’s investigation into the Church of Scientology. His book “Going Clear” is the resultContinue reading “Book Review: “Going Clear”, by Lawrence Wright”

Review – Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe

I’ve been running more lately, and it’s because of these shoes. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve been running more because I met for a consultation with a trainer at the gym we have at work, and in addition to strength training, she told me to get 35-45 minutes of cardio exercise in three timesContinue reading “Review – Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe”