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Top 5 Library Themed Young Adult Books

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler- E. L. Konigsburg Synopsis: When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable,…

Top 5 Romantic Novels (Revisited)

I had previously published a Top 5 Romantic Novel list in 2015. This is my list for 2017. The only constant is The Deception of the Emerald Ring; which I clearly like quite a bit.  1. Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen I am not sure what all I…

Mark Twain-A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Themes Explored: fantasy, escapism, luck, wits, endurance, slavery, foolishness and folly, patriotism, society and class, injustice, wisdom, knowledge, technology, modernization, the supernatural, magic, wizardry, romance, adultery, betrayal, satire Summary: A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social…

Daphne du Maurier-Frenchman’s Creek

Themes Explored: romance, fantasy, lust, escape, rebellion, womanhood, piracy, love, hate, tolerance, husband-wife dynamics, children, fishing, loyalty Summary: Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness…

Tom Clancy-Red Storm Rising

Themes Explored: politics, geopolitical warfare, geopolitics, oil dependency, economics, communism, modern warfare, espionage, suspense, adventure, mystery, terrorism, diplomacy, meteorology Synopsis: Using the latest advancements in military technology, the world’s superpowers battle it out on land, sea, and air for the ultimate global control. (From…

Movie Review: The Big Short

Director: Adam McKay Rating: R Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling Screenplay: Charles Randolph & Adam McKay Based on Novel By: Michael Lewis Music By: Nicholas Britell Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd Running Time: 130 Minutes Premiered: December 23, 2015 Synopsis: Four denizens in the…

Herman Melville-Moby Dick or The Whale

Themes Explored: the limits of knowledge, the deceptiveness of fate, the exploitative nature of whaling, whiteness (as in the idea that the color white represents evil or non-existence), depth, surfaces, revenge, death, whales, morality, whale anatomy, friendship, sailing, faith, perception, reality, mental illness, fate, economic…

Movie Review: The Revenant

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Rating: R Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu & Mark L. Smith Based on Novel By: Michael Punke Music By: Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai, & Ryûichi Sakamoto Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki Running Time: 156 Minutes Premiered:…

Movie Review: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

  Director: Michael Mann Rating: R Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means Screenplay: Michael Mann & Christopher Crowe Based on the Novel by: James Fenimore Cooper Music By: Randy Edelman & Trevor Jones Cinematography: Dante Spinotti Running Time: 112 Minutes Premiered: September 25,…

Top 5 Non-Fiction Books

Not a definitive listing, just some of my favorite non-fiction books. Teasing Secrets from the Dead–Emily Craig Have you ever watched an episode of CSI or any other crime show and gone that cannot possibly happen! Guess what, it can and does. Emily Craig…

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