GNBC: The Starlit Wood

I’ll be honest, readers – I have not finished reading this month’s GeekyNerdy Book Club selection just yet. I was a bit distracted by James Luceno’s Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, which I read in anticipation of seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this weekend, and I got a later start on Dominik ParisienContinue reading “GNBC: The Starlit Wood”

Once Upon a Time

I have long been a fan of revisionist fairy tales. As a kid, some of my favorite books were The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka. As a teenager/young adult, I enjoyed watching movies like Ever After, The Princess Diaries, and Enchanted. More recently, I’ve becomeContinue reading “Once Upon a Time”

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Warning: There are some spoilers in this, so proceed at your own risk! If you’ve read my previous reviews of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, you’ll know that I’ve been pretty ambivalent about this trilogy since the beginning. While I admittedly loved Peter Jackson’s The Lord of theContinue reading “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”


Several years ago, I devoured Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series. It was around the time that I first became aware of dystopian YA novels, and the premise – civilization destroyed by a bug that eats oil and oil-based products, and enforced plastic surgery as a rite of passage – intrigued me. I loved the books, readingContinue reading “Afterworlds”

The Quest

Last week, when I was reviewing The Lottery, I told you that I’ve been trying to follow Hank Stuever’s rule (he’s the Washington Post’s television critic) of watching three episodes of a show before reviewing it. While this rule likely stems from the fact that critics typically get three episodes of a new show/season toContinue reading “The Quest”