Monthly Archives: December 2018

Favorite books of 2018 and year in review

2018 has been an exceptionally good year in terms of my own consumer decisions. I have never read so many books that I would wholeheartedly recommend to others. I started some amazing series and took up some rereads and golden … Continue reading

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Catherynne M. Valente – Space Opera (2018) Review

I’m not sure what Catherynne Valente has been smoking, but it must have been a lot of fun. This is one crazy roller coaster ride of a novel, and I don’t mean in the dramatic emotional sense, but in the … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Review

9/10 This is not only my favorite animated movie of the year, not only my favorite comic book movie of the year (and that’s in the year that featured Avengers: Infinity War), but it may even be my favorite movie … Continue reading

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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Review

With the live action The Jungle Book from 2016 still fresh in our minds, this second live action adaptation is an odd, unasked-for release. I don’t think anyone seriously wanted another live action remake, except perhaps for the director and … Continue reading

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Aquaman (2018) Review

A.K.A. Wet Panther. The story is pretty much what you would expect from the well-known, often used template of a lost heir who has to return to claim his true place on the throne. Sounds like The Lion King, or, … Continue reading

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Robert Jackson Bennett – City of Stairs (2014) Review

Also in this series: City of Blades (2016) City of Miracles (2017) City of Stairs is one of those novels where you have to sit down and spend some quality time with it – pour the novel some tea, listen … Continue reading

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The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Review

A Christmas story about a young girl trying to catch Santa in the act with her old video camera. At least, that is how it all starts out. Young Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy (Judah Lewis) are brother and sister … Continue reading

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