I Recently Finished Reading: Songmaster

Before I started reading Songmaster, I checked to see if it was a stand-alone novel or part of a series. I was pretty relieved when I saw it was a stand-alone. That was kind of an odd feeling. Usually, I really look forward to starting new series, but I've found that Orson Scott Card's books … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Songmaster

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I Recently Finished Reading: Galactic Pot Healer

It's always interesting to read a Dick novel. Some of them are really good. Some of them are really hard to get through, and some of them are just weird. Galactic Pot Healer probably falls into the weird category. The premise of the book is that an extraordinarily powerful alien is attempting to raise a … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Galactic Pot Healer

Comic Book Movie Rewatch: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I'm still going through movies adapted from comic books, though I'm starting to run a little low on available titles. This post is about the 2014 movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 IMDb Rating: 6.7/10 Rotten Tomatoes critics: 52% Rotten Tomatoes audience: 64% My Rating: 6/10 This movie occupies a weird space. … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I Recently Finished Reading: The Marvelous Land of Oz

While I've read The Wizard of Oz several times over the years, this was just the second time I had read The Marvelous Land of Oz. The thing that struck me most while reading it was how it was both sexist and progressive at the same time. One of the key plot points in the … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Marvelous Land of Oz

Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Priest

I'm still going through movies adapted from comic books, though I'm starting to run a little low on available titles. This post is about the 2011 movie Priest. Priest IMDb Rating: 5.7/10 Rotten Tomatoes critics: 15% Rotten Tomatoes audience: 46% My Rating: 7/10 I should start by saying that I know very little about the … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Priest

I Recently Finished Reading: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

Reading this book was a far different experience from what I was expecting. Most of the Vorkosigan books have an external conflict where Cordelia, Miles, Mark, or even Ivan have to use their wits and limited resources to resolve the situation. Most of them fall into the subcategories of action or political intrigue. Gentleman Jole … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

Comic Book Movie Rewatch: X-Men: First Class

I'm still going through movies adapted from comic books, though I'm starting to run a little low on available titles. This post is about the 2011 movie X-Men: First Class. X-Men: First Class IMDb Rating: 7.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes critics: 86% Rotten Tomatoes audience: 87% My Rating: 6/10 The idea of rebooting the X-Men franchise after … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: X-Men: First Class