Blog, Reviews

Review, HBO’s “Big Little Lies”

*Trigger warning for discussions of rape and marital violence.*     Big Little Lies. I initially didn't want to watch this show, because I thought it was all about "rich white ladies having problems." But it turns out that the problems which these characters have are actually universal problems, so there. Silly me. The show… Continue reading Review, HBO’s “Big Little Lies”

Blog, Reviews

Review: Passengers

So I just watched Passengers last week. Honestly, it was fantastic. I loved it despite itself, honestly, and that's a lot coming from me. I was prepared to like this film for several reasons: Jennifer Lawrence is fantastic Chris Pratt is fantastic MOVIES IN SPACE FTW! On a space ship, for reals! Michael Sheen is… Continue reading Review: Passengers

Blog, Reviews

Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass

The Aeronaut's Windlass / Cinder Spires, Book One. I read this book initially in March, and I came back to it again before reviewing it, because honestly, I wasn't sure about it. Now, having read it again, I find myself liking it more and more. Jim Butcher is skilled at creating worlds, and this one… Continue reading Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass

Blog, Reviews

Review: MTV’s The Shanara Chronicles

The Shanara Chronicles It is so nice to see the pointy-eared bastards again! (Sorry, that's a line from Star Trek.) Ahem. So, I have not read the celebrated novels by Terry Brooks, although I certainly should. I may yet read them, but here I want to talk about the MTV series. The questions abound: Why… Continue reading Review: MTV’s The Shanara Chronicles

Blog, Reviews

Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnely

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. An interesting book. The main character, Andi, held my attention throughout. She's a teenager who watched her brother get murdered, and is going through the grieving process, with layered trauma. No one really understands her and helps her to feel normal, except her music teacher, who is a concentration camp survivor.… Continue reading Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnely

Blog, Reviews

Review: The Fiery Cross / Outlander Season 1

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author) Anna Marie Martin's review Apr 17, 15  · edit 2 of 5 stars Read in January, 2015 Okay so the defining moment for me was when Claire, who must have done some sort of "collection," is looking at Jamie's sperm in her home-made microscope. Ahem: EEEEEEEWWWWW.… Continue reading Review: The Fiery Cross / Outlander Season 1

Blog, Reviews

Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen Anna Marie Martin's review 3 of 5 stars This was a fine diversion from the Windstorm of Ought-Fifteen, where, rendered powerless, we spent several days at my father-in-law's house. Kelsea is a girl who was raised in the forest by people… Continue reading Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen