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reviewed Another Earth. September 28, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Another Earth
Watching Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, about an approaching planet led me to this movie made around the same time.    As Another Earth begins, we are introduced to a bright, attractive …
reviewed Another Earth. March 01, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Another Earth
Another Earth is unworldly, economical, sad, hopeful, fulfilling. Maybe.       Seventeen-year-old Rhonda Williams (Bret Marling) is a bright kid with a promising future. She’s …
reviewed Another Earth. January 19, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Another Earth
***1/2 out of ****    I know, I know; "Another Earth" is not, in the slightest, an easy film to like. It is depressing, slow, and somber; enhanced by the moody cinematography of its …
reviewed Another Earth. December 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Another Earth
'Another Earth' is the kind of movie that deserves some pondering and a second look. There's a tptation to pigeon hole our expectations into making this a great space adventure, but it's not. It is science …
reviewed Another Earth. December 06, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Another Earth
FADE IN:       Spoiled brat Brit Marling is driving home shitfaced listening to the exposition on the radio when she sees Another Earth in the sky.      CUT …
posted a Quick Tip about The Chronicles of Prydain. August 24, 2011
The Prydain Chronicles (omnibus)
Absolutely one of my favorite fantasy series (and probably in my top five fantasy series alongside the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and J.K. Rowling), Lloyd Alexander's The …
reviewed Another Earth. July 23, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Another Earth
Star Rating:         Perhaps it’s both the greatest strength and the biggest weakness of Another Earth that it’s open to interpretation. On the one hand, you’re …
posted a Quick Tip about Harry Potter Years 1-7. December 01, 2010
Harry Potter Series
The series got worse as time went by...more melodrama, more scenery chewing, more tedium.
posted a Quick Tip about A Wind in the Door. November 05, 2010
A Wind in the Door
She has the knack of turning religious preconceptions on their head in a delightful way, without turning readers on their heads.
posted a Quick Tip about The Castle of Llyr. November 04, 2010
1990s edition, unknown illustrator
Middle-grade son recommended this to strangers in a bookstore.
posted a Quick Tip about The Black Cauldron. November 04, 2010
2006 edition, art by David Wyatt
I really enjoyed reading this series when my son discovered it.
posted a Quick Tip about Harry Potter Years 1-7. October 05, 2010
Harry Potter Series
Perfect series for young and young at heart! I loved this and can't wait for my children to share that love with me!
reviewed A Caress of Twilight. October 03, 2010
A Caress of Twilight
This is book number two of the Meredith Gentry series, after having read book number one i was intrigued....and really ready to know what happens next. Will she get pregnant and take the throne of the …
posted a Quick Tip about Harry Potter Years 1-7. October 01, 2010
Harry Potter Series
A series where the books grow older as the kids do--that's almost magic right there.
posted a Quick Tip about Lloyd Alexander. October 01, 2010
Lloyd Alexander
Recommended his books to my kids and they really enjoyed them. Found my son, age 11 at the time, recommending them to a harassed mother looking for gifts in the bookstore, so that's quite a recommendation. …
posted a Quick Tip about Lloyd Alexander. September 28, 2010
Lloyd Alexander
More children's fantasy than true "Science Fiction"
reviewed A Caress of Twilight. September 27, 2010
A Caress of Twilight
This is book number two of the Meredith Gentry series, after having read book number one i was intrigued....and really ready to know what happens next. Will she get pregnant and take the throne of the …
posted a Quick Tip about The Chronicles of Prydain. September 10, 2010
The Prydain Chronicles (omnibus)
These enchanted me in grade school. I read them alongside "The Hobbit" and found them much more engaging than the Narnia series, and a great preparation for medieval literature and Tolkien's trilogy. …
reviewed The Sword: A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy). August 26, 2010
The Sword: A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy)
"The Sword" was an entertaining Christian fantasy set in our future after modern civilization has fallen. The target audience appeared to be Christian adults (both women and men), but some teens …
reviewed If Wishes Were Horses. August 14, 2010
If Wishes Were Horses
This short fantasy novel explores the power of hope and love, and that dreams really can come true. Lady Talarrie Eircelly has a well-known gift for healing in their small country village. Whether the …
posted a Quick Tip about Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel. August 09, 2010
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
My mental images of this novel consist, now, totally of illustrations by embley.deviantart.com
posted a Quick Tip about Harry Potter Years 1-7. August 03, 2010
Harry Potter Series
I just wish the author hadn't killed off Hedwig, who was my favorite character.
reviewed Harry Potter Years 1-7. July 27, 2010
Harry Potter Series
This series truly masters your emotions.      Its based in modern-day England. A young boy named Harry Potter discovers that, much to the dismay of his evil aunt and uncle, he is a …
reviewed Tongues of Serpents: A Novel of Temer.... July 24, 2010
Tongues of Serpents: A Novel of Temeraire
The dragon Temeraire and his captain Laurence have been sent to the prison colony of Australia, as consequence for a treacherous act of kindness. They could not, in good conscience, allow the British …
reviewed Harry Potter Years 1-7. July 20, 2010
Harry Potter Series
I doubt that there is much which can be said about the Harry Potter books which has not long since been said many times over.  Notwithstanding that likelihood, I must add my praises to the towering …
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