The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
Book to Movie News and Reviews / Highly Recommended / New to Me Author / Science Fiction

The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

One of my favorite reads of the summer, this book has it all: great characters and story; a fun, almost movie-like plot  (it will be a movie this fall); and really thoughtful writing.  It’s a book I’d recommend this book to both science fiction lovers and non-science fiction readers (similar to, say, The Martian). It’s … Continue reading

Dragonfly in Amber and Outlander, Season Two
Book to Movie News and Reviews / Historical Fiction / Part of a Series

Dragonfly in Amber and Outlander, Season Two

I’ve been binge-reading Book 2 of the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber, and also watching the show.  This picture is what my book looks like, which I bought in the mid-90s (!). I’ve always felt a little conflicted about this book.  On the one hand it’s probably Gabaldon’s best STORY in the series, except maybe … Continue reading

Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
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Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

I’m a huge Veronica Mars fan. But if I’m being honest, I’m not a very good fan. I LOVED the first season, really liked the second season, and was disappointed by the third season. I didn’t actually mind when the show got cancelled. I’d rather watch that perfect first season again and again than watch … Continue reading

Book to Movie Monday: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Book to Movie News and Reviews / Contemporary Fiction / New to Me Author

Book to Movie Monday: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

About a month ago I read an interesting article about the upcoming movie Labor Day, with Kate Winslet.  I generally think everything Kate Winslet does is worth seeing, so when I found this book for $1 at my library, it seemed like a find.  I was wrong. I should have realized from the cover of … Continue reading