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|Posted on August 18, 2020 at 12:42 AM||comments (0)|
"Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer."
--J.R.R. Tolkien, writing in his "Forward" to The Lord of The Rings
I wonder how many of his critics had four books made into blockbuster movies....
|Posted on July 19, 2016 at 8:29 PM||comments (6)|
We saw the new Ghostbusters today and it was soooo much better than the reviews. It was funny in so many ways that I'm sure I'll go back before it's out of theaters.
|Posted on May 12, 2015 at 4:59 PM||comments (3)|
Phew! I just added some titles to my What's Eliza Reading? review pages and it was so much like work that I'm exhausted. I'm going to go read something else...that I will feel obliged to review! It's a vicious cycle.
|Posted on February 7, 2015 at 11:58 AM||comments (0)|
I was fumbling around on the internet when I found "A Year of Reading the World." A young woman spent a year reading one book from each nation in the world.
How cool is that? I've read about shamans in Peru and missionaries in the Congo, street families in Kenya and Chinese migrants in California. I've read about English tourists in Nepal and about the life of a Chinese girl who fled her abusive husband, worked for a brothel, and then married an idealistic American. I read a book about Bollywood stars and another about a French chef. I've read the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, which is set in Botswana (and is not on the list).
I'm looking at the list. It starts with Afghanistan and lists The Kite Runner, a book I have sitting on my shelf. I'll start with that one.
|Posted on January 12, 2015 at 8:24 PM||comments (0)|
Fifty Shades is opening on Valentine's day. My friends and I had a heated debate about the book yesterday. Some of us just love it and some absolutely hate it. I fall in the "love" camp. I love Christian and how messed up he is. He's damaged but he wants to change and, for me, that makes him intriguing and sympathetic.
Don't get me wrong--if he was dating my sister I'd lock her in a closet until she got over him. He's seriously crazy.
Some of my friends couldn't get past the crazy, and I can understand that. But Fifty is a compelling romance and a great story.
Could the movie possibly measure up? I, like millions of others, will just have to wait and see.
|Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:24 AM||comments (8)|
We went to see Transformers: Age of Extinction and it was a really good movie. There were three villains, loosely aligned but with different motivation. There's conflict between Cade and his teen daughter and the daughter's boyfriend, as well as the impending foreclosure of his house and looming college expenses.
The conflict was skillfully woven into a good story. Even when one of the bad guys changes sides and a second launches himself into space, there are still problems to overcome. The layers of conflict kept us on the edge of our seats and interested for the entire three-hour-long movie.
And, of course, there were huge battles between big robots, one of which was a metal T. Rex. How cool is that?
|Posted on August 31, 2014 at 12:47 AM||comments (2)|
I can read a book a day but it took some serious dedication to not cooking or cleaning--or doing much else, for that matter--to finish John Dunning's Two O'clock Eastern Wartimetoday. It was over 500 pages of teeny-tiny tight-packed type, but I did it.
What a great story! In fact the story was so engrossing that I kinda stopped wondering about the mystery--which expanded to five murders--and I became fascinated with wartime radio and its details. And the love story! Everything he did, he did for her. He broke out of prison, hitch-hiked from California to Pennsylvania, hid a dead body, dug up another dead body, and solved the mystery.
Along the way he found his life's calling and rediscovered himself--and then he gave it up. For her.
Sigh. What a hero.
|Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:51 PM||comments (0)|
Hah! Two posts in one day! Maybe I'll get on a regular schedule...but probably not.
If you read one of my books and like it, please post a review. If you read one of my books and DON'T like it, please feel free to contact me.
I try good to write the English, but improve feedback with I might.