TV Series: The 100

Listen up post-apocalyptic scifi fans, because this may be a great new show for you! I just finished watching the entire first season in one go (available on Netflix Instant Viewing) and after a rocky start, I am a fan. The premise is this: Almost a hundred years ago there was a nuclear war. A […]

TV Review: Jane the Virgin

Let me start by saying that this is not the sort of thing I normally watch. I do enjoy romance in books, but rarely in TV or movies, and my impression when I saw this recommended by TV Guide was that I’d watch the first episode, dismiss it as crap, and move on with my […]

Is The Doctor Dead?

Should I even be watching this show? Well there it is. The bottom line. Folks, I have come to a sad point in my Doctor Who Fandom — the point at which I must seriously consider giving it up. I’ve been a new series fan from the beginning. I literally dreamed of David Tennant returning […]

TV Review: Orange is the New Black Season 1

A unique, dramatic, and entertaining show! I’ve been hearing about “Orange is the New Black” for a while now but I’m often slow to pick up on new shows, especially when they’re “out of genre” for me (science fiction and fantasy). But the world is full of entertaining stories and this is certainly one of […]

Book Review: Sin Brothers Series by Rebecca Zanetti

I may as well review the first three books in this series together because that’s how I read them — together! I picked up the first book and couldn’t put it down. The series … not just the one book! When I finished the third book and saw that #4 wasn’t ready yet I practically […]

Rereading Shadow of the Giant

And finally… except not so finally… I have reread Shadow of the Giant. I say “not so finally” because I recently learned that there IS another book in this series! It came out last year while I was looking the other way. With that in mind, much of my former reservations about this book are […]

Rereading Shadow Puppets

Continuing my reread of the shadow series, I find myself getting into Shadow Puppets, the third installment in the series which runs somewhat parallel to the Ender’s Game series. Petra convinces Bean to marry her and have babies early in this book. Since I knew it was coming this time, I didn’t find the idea […]

Rereading Ender’s Shadow

Ender’s Shadow is a companion novel to the better-known Ender’s Game, a parallel story told from the point of view of another character — Bean. I loved Ender’s Game (as you can see in my recent review of that book), but I love this one even more. I give Ender’s Game 5 stars, but I […]

Rereading Ender’s Game

After watching the movie, I decided it was time to reread a fondly remembered book that I first read back in college, and have already reread once around the time my son was born eight years ago. This was my third look at Ender’s Game, and I doubt it will be my last. If that […]

Book Review: The Midnight Bride

In the final volume of the St. Leger series, Kate is in love with Val. But Val has been told by the bride finder in no uncertain terms that there is no one for him. That he will always be alone. And St. Legers have to marry whoever the bride finder chooses for them — […]