Reviews

My Favorite Movies of 2020

As of this posting, I’ve watched 102 films for the first time in 2020. Most of them were horror movies, obviously, because I dedicate a lot of my viewing to OcTerror preparations. However, plenty of others diverged from my usual habits or met expectations; I also re-watched a lot of old favorites this year, but… Continue reading My Favorite Movies of 2020

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My Favorite TV Shows of 2019

During the semester, I’ve got my hands full with writing, reading, and grading so my time to go out and watch a movie is a bit limited. Because of this, I watch more TV shows for my little doses of stress release and escapism. Some of these are shows that premiered in 2019, that I… Continue reading My Favorite TV Shows of 2019

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My Favorite Movies of 2019

In the past, I’ve just thrown up lists of every movie I saw for the first time in a year, but I’ve started to be more selective about what I call a ‘favorite’ movie of the year. So I really think about which films have left an impression on me in the long term or… Continue reading My Favorite Movies of 2019

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My Favorite Movies of 2018

In the past, I’ve just thrown up lists of every movie I saw for the first time in a year, but this year I decided to be more selective and really think about which films have left an impression on me in the long term or had a viewing experience that is quintessentially 2018. With… Continue reading My Favorite Movies of 2018

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“Too Clever to Be Naive”: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

*Edit: This post was meant for February 20th. Several years ago, I dedicated my blog to love for the month of February. This is back when I blogged every day and didn’t write as many reviews, and by the end of the month I was absolutely sick of romance. Daring to tempt a repeat and… Continue reading “Too Clever to Be Naive”: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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“Do Not Go Gentle”: Matched by Ally Condie

Several years ago, I dedicated my blog to love for the month of February. This is back when I blogged every day and didn’t write as many reviews, and by the end of the month I was absolutely sick of romance. Daring to tempt a repeat and happy with the moderate success of Octerror, I… Continue reading “Do Not Go Gentle”: Matched by Ally Condie

Lifestyles

My Top Ten Romantic Comedies

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the classic dinner-and-a-movie combo is the go-to date for couples everywhere. The Captain and I are making the same exact plan (with a few other flourishes), but it turns out that there isn’t really a good choice of romantic comedy out these days. The mid-90s to late 2000s blessed… Continue reading My Top Ten Romantic Comedies

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“A Hard Question to Answer”: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Several years ago, I dedicated my blog to love for the month of February. This is back when I blogged every day and didn’t write as many reviews, and by the end of the month I was absolutely sick of romance. Daring to tempt a repeat and happy with the moderate success of Octerror, I… Continue reading “A Hard Question to Answer”: The Selection by Kiera Cass

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“She Would Not Apologize”: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I’ll admit that this book has been on my To Be Read shelf for several months, but I finally got around to reading it now that I’ve graduated and my serious reading is over. Cinder has been very hyped in the book community and I was worried that it was going to be another The… Continue reading “She Would Not Apologize”: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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“Matter Never Disappears”: The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

The Probability of Miracles is the kind of book that will make you cry in the parking lot of a Trader Joe’s. And not like a single, solitary tear, but actual sobs that would make anyone looking into your car wonder what the hell is wrong with you. Then you have to wander into the… Continue reading “Matter Never Disappears”: The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder