Don’t Judge…

How often have we been told not to judge a book by its cover? In general, I abide by this – in life, and when it comes to actual books. As a reader, I’m more likely to be drawn in by a powerful synopsis than by a cover. But, undeniably, a gorgeous cover is superContinue reading “Don’t Judge…”

Oscars Reaction 2019!

I missed the red carpet because of work and I am PISSED. I love seeing all the snazzy suits and dresses. But at least I am not missing the actual show. We will see how this host-less show goes. I actually liked Kimmel the last two years, but other recent hosts have totally flopped, soContinue reading “Oscars Reaction 2019!”

Best Picture Countdown #5: Black Panther

“In times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.” – Chadwick Boseman as T’Challah in Black Panther (2018) In a world where audiences are growing weary of superhero movies in spite of their boxContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #5: Black Panther”

Best Picture Countdown #6: Green Book

“You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.” – Mahershala Ali as Don Shirley in Green Book (2018) Several of this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees have endured significant scrutiny and controversy, and the Peter Farrelly helmed Green Book, which depicts the relationship between African American pianist Don Shirley andContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #6: Green Book”

Best Picture Countdown #7: Vice

“I can feel your recriminations and your judgment, and I am fine with that. You want to be loved, go be a movie star. The world is as you find it. You got to deal with that reality, and there are monsters in this world.” – Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice (2018)  OfContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #7: Vice”

Best Picture Countdown #8: Bohemian Rhapsody

“This is when the operatic section comes in.” – Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bringing up the rear in my Best Picture countdown is the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, directed by *redacted* and Dexter Fletcher. It’s earned a boatload of money all over the world and is both a visualContinue reading “Best Picture Countdown #8: Bohemian Rhapsody”

The Things We Connect With

When you read a book, what are the things you connect with? Are there certain factors that stand out to you more than others? I read mostly YA, but I don’t shy away from any particular genre, and do stray into adult literature on occasion. For me, there are a couple of elements that leapContinue reading “The Things We Connect With”

Get To Know Me

I know, I know – we all detested those ice-breaking “get to know you” games teachers forced us to play at the start of every school year. But, in an effort to connect with fellow #amwriting folks and bloggers, and because I tread the line between crippling insecurity and suppressed egoism, I thought I’d letContinue reading “Get To Know Me”

Inaccurate

Historical films can be tricky for viewers – a fact I realized after watching the 1989 miniseries Cross of Fire, starring John Heard and Mel Harris, about the rape and murder of Madge Oberholtzer by D.C. Stephens, a prominent K.K.K. leader, in 1925. After viewing the film, my history teacher destroyed me by saying thatContinue reading “Inaccurate”