I love almost everything about this book and there's no way I'll be able to write a proper, analytical review. Therefore, I'm just going to do a list of the stuff I particularly love. Probably with a lot of fangirling. I think most people who read this blog know what LOTR is about (at the … Continue reading book review: return of the king.
source. What if superhumans weren't considered heroes? When Scarlett Marley is attacked by an illegal super with fire powers, she doesn’t get burned, but now she has a fire-like glow flickering in her eyes. With superpowers criminalized, she has no choice but to turn herself over to the Superhuman Containment Facility, or risk hurting everyone … Continue reading book review: ignite.
This blog post is part of the Legends of Western Cinema Week. source. Growing up, there were only a few animated movies that my siblings and I watched (because most Disney films were not allowed). Those included The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Robin Hood (1973), The Man from Button Willow...and the great Fievel … Continue reading movie review: fievel goes west.
source. With the fellowship broken (#sadness), the story now expands in three different directions: Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli's pursuit of Merry and Pippin (that eventually leads to them going another route and helping Rohan), Merry and Pippin hanging out with Treebeard, and Frodo and Sam making their way toward/through Mordor--with a strange new companion. While … Continue reading book review: the two towers.
In some ways, I'm annoying myself by writing this blog post because I prefer to refer to The Lord of the Rings as one book (since it technically is). But I'm leisurely rereading LOTR right now, which means that I might forget details from FOTR and TTT by the time I finish. So you're getting … Continue reading book review: the fellowship of the ring.
Note: Look out for my follow-up post in which I rant about Christian fiction, using this book as my jumping off point. It ain't going to be pretty. 😛 The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy. That’s exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father’s obsession, even if it … Continue reading mini book review: come back to me.
source. Former CIA sniper Kadance Tolle possesses a special set of skills and a rare pedigree. She comes from a family of assassins, and by saving Lyndon Vaile's life she risks being found by them. Despite the danger, Kadance feels compelled to help Lyndon discover who is after him--and his research that seems to prove … Continue reading book review: never miss
source. Having recently read and loved Mesu Andrew's Miriam, I was pretty excited to dive into Jill Eileen Smith's take on this somewhat enigmatic Bible character. Smith is one of my favorite Biblical fiction authors, after all. But this book was a frustrating disappointment for several reasons, which I will list here. NOT REALLY MIRIAM'S … Continue reading book review: miriam’s song (feat. disappointment).
This post is part of Hamlette's We Love Pirates Blog Week. Check out the other posts here and the giveaway here! source. Double Crossbones is one of my all-time favorite comedy movies. It tells the story of a young man named Davey (Donald O'Conner) who becomes a pirate quite unexpectedly (but with pretty good success, … Continue reading movie review: ‘double crossbones’ (1951).
For the life of me, I can't remember the book I read where the main character mentions going to see this movie. (I think it was set in the sixties and he/she went to see it in the movie theatre.) I wish I could remember, because that bit in the book made me watch the … Continue reading scattered thoughts on ‘the moon-spinners’ (1964).