I really like the Doctor Who graphic novels, but I'm still royally cheesed off about Donna.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Shirley Jackson is a very under-rated author. I had read a short story and a book by her, but I'm going to find more stuff by her. This was a very creepy book.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
A great look at WWII as told by those impacted in the Balkan States by the Russians. I hadn't realized all of this happened. Always glad when I read books because of book club that I would have never picked up otherwise.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
I hadn't realized that the movie was based on a book. This was a nonfiction look at a cappella groups on college campuses. While it was informative, the movie was a lot more fun. The book needed Fat Amy.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
One of the funniest sendups of the superhero comic I've seen. What would it be like to try to balance super abilities with a normal life, while trying to make a living? This was so enjoyable.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
This was a well-done look at the history of forensic science. It was a nice balance of not being so scientific as to be dry and not so dumbed down as to be condescending. It was a great mix of historical cases with scientific advances and it was particularly fascinating to see the first time each advance was used to solve a crime or win a case. Well worth the read for anyone who enjoys murder mysteries and wants a deeper appreciation of the forensic science behind them.
This novel featured over 600 Australian brides traveling to England after WWII to join their soldier husbands. The long journey on a English aircraft carrier has four women getting to know each other while sharing cramped quarters, facing past sins and looking foward to a unknown future in a new land.
Monday, July 13, 2015
It's interesting reading the books that the Australian tv show has done episodes for. I love how they stay true to the intent and wittiness of the book, but it's still fresh and intriguing even if you're already read the book.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
A really great read featuring a high school girl who must battle her new school librarian who happens to be a demon intent on sucking the souls of all the students before taking her best friend to the underworld as his bride.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
A nonfiction look at Jesse Pomeroy, a fifteen-year-old boy, who spent almost all of the rest of his life in jail after being arrested for killing and torturing two small children in 1870s Boston.