Movie Review: Tolkien

I have a confession to make: I’ve only read one book out of the four Lord of the Rings books… and it was for school. I know. Shameful. I’ll be amending that soon enough though. Despite my lack of Lord of the Rings knowledge, I desperately wanted to see Tolkien. The trailer captured the essence of the film reallyContinue reading “Movie Review: Tolkien”

Softly, Softly

Old photographs lay scattered across the empty lament floor. Everything else – bed, chairs, table, bookcase, television – all five pieces of furniture to his name were gone, he’d sold them on EBay the week before. He’d passed the last seven nights on the floor in a sleeping bag that kept him as warm asContinue reading “Softly, Softly”

Review: Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore

Oh my word. This book took the very air from my lungs. I had high expectations for Between Earth and Sky. The poetry of the title intrigued me, as did the haunting plot description and vibrant cover. Alma is a haunted woman. Her troubled state is obvious, but the misery of her past is a mystery toContinue reading “Review: Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore”

Review: The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton

I recently made the mistake of watching both The Last of the Mohicans and The Patriot in the vicinity of a few days. Then I started Lori Benton’s wonderful book The Wood’s Edge, also set in colonial America, and now my mind is firmly entrenched in 18th century America. Living life in the 21st century is aContinue reading “Review: The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton”