Her She Lady: A Tribute to Womanhood Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. March is Women’s National History Month, but any time is a good time to honor women around the world from the past, present, and future. Anybody can celebrate their accomplishments and inspire others to do so. AndContinue reading “Her She Lady: A Tribute to Womanhood Book Review”

The Women of the Copper Country

As a Michigander, I always like learning about my home state’s history. Ever since the 4th grade, I’ve researched various aspects about its past. Nonfiction books like Wild Women of Michigan helped as well as fiction ones like the subject of this review The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell. That novelContinue reading “The Women of the Copper Country”

Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1984 Series Review

Welcome to Part 2 of looking at various adaptations of Goodbye Mr. Chips and seeing how they hold up to the so-called definitive 1939 version. Today, I’ll be analyzing the 1984 television miniseries made by the BBC starring Roy Marsden (best known for playing Adam Dalgliesh in the Anglia Television adaptations of the P.D. James’sContinue reading “Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1984 Series Review”

Fall on Your Knees Book Review

Content warning: this review discusses sexual assault. There are certain books that are designed to shock people. They stuff in many things that mainstream society deems as (mostly) taboo in order to get a reaction out of readers. Whether or not they achieve long-term success depends on the plot, characters, and the writing itself. Let’sContinue reading “Fall on Your Knees Book Review”

The Shadow of Perseus Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free eARC copy of this book by Dutton Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. For many years, there have been plenty of retellings of famous stories, whether they are classic novels, fairy tales, myths, etc. The most well-known ones offer a new perspective and insight onContinue reading “The Shadow of Perseus Book Review”

The War Legacy Story Review

Disclosure: I got a free eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. February 24 will mark one year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Because of that, war has been on my mind, specifically how it can affect soldiers’ families. I recently read the short story The War Legacy by Nandita Pant Joshi,Continue reading “The War Legacy Story Review”

Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1969 Movie Review

After watching the 1939 version of and reading Goodbye, Mr. Chips, I discovered that there were three other versions made of this story for the screen. These are the 1969 movie musical, the 1984 television mini-series, and the 2002 Masterpiece Theater television film (there’s also a 2021 filmed opera, but that’s not accessible at theContinue reading “Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1969 Movie Review”

A Man Called Otto Movie Review

Let’s talk about remakes. In this day in age in Hollywood, they are all the rage. They can fall into three categories: a passion project, a soulless cash grab, or a mix of the two in order to be as middle of the road as possible to reach a wider audience. They can also striveContinue reading “A Man Called Otto Movie Review”

A Man Called Ove Movie Review

When accepting the Best Foreign-Language Film award for Parasite at the 2020 Golden Globes, Director Bong Joon-ho said, “Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” The reason why I bring up this quote is that there are many great films that just happen toContinue reading “A Man Called Ove Movie Review”

A Snicker of Magic Book Review

When I was a children’s librarian, I enjoyed reading juvenile books, especially for the Battle of the Books at my work. One of the titles that I read to prepare for that competition was A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Even though it can be predictable, it’s a good novel about finding the rightContinue reading “A Snicker of Magic Book Review”