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Top 5 Classic Children’s Books About Dogs

A selection of classic children’s literature that explores the bond between man and dog.

Rosalie Ham-The Dressmaker

Synopsis: A darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture. After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She decides to…

Top 5 Worst Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Not a definitive listing, just the ones I currently find the most egregious.  Anne With an E (2018, TV)     I am a purist in that I think movie or television adaptations of well-loved books should stick as close as possible to the…

Ant-Man and The Wasp: A Review

Director: Peyton Reed Rating: PG-13 Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena Screenplay: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers Music By: Christophe Beck Cinematography: Dante Spinotti Running Time: 118 minutes Premiered: July 6, 2018 (USA) Synopsis: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero…

Jurassic World-Fallen Kingdom: A Review

Director: J.A. Bayona Rating: PG-13 Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, B.D. Wong Screenplay: Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow Based On Characters Created By: Michael Crichton Music By: Michael Giacchino Cinematography: Oscar Faura Running Time: 128 minutes Premiered: June 22, 2018 (USA)  Synopsis: When…

Movie Review: Tomb Raider

Director: Roar Uthaug Rating: PG-13 Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu Screenplay: Geneva Robertson-Dworet & Alastair Siddons Story by: Evan Daugherty & Geneva Robertson-Dworet Music By: Junkie XL (as Tom Holkenborg) Cinematography: George Richmond Running Time: 1 hour 58 minutes Premiered: March…

Tomi Adeyemi-Children of Blood and Bone

Synopsis: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. Everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving…

Happy 4th of July!

Movie Review: The Rider

Director: Chloe Zhao Rating: R Starring: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau Screenplay: Chloe Zhao Based on the Life of: Brady Jandreau Music By: Nathan Halpern     Cinematography: Joshua James Richards Running Time: 104 Minutes Premiered: April 15, 2018 (USA-Limited) Synopsis: After suffering a near…

Kate Quinn-The Alice Network

Synopsis: Two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. In 1947, during the chaotic aftermath…

Top 5 Films That Should Have Been Better

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey Synopsis: Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. Once he pulls the sword from the stone, he…

Neal Stephenson-Seveneves

Synopsis: What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far…

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Unabashedly Poetic

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Life of Chaz

Welcome to My Life

The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

What's She Reading?

Because the only thing better than reading is more reading.

Unabashedly Poetic

A blog about life

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