Category Archives: Books

The Martian (2015)

The Martian (2015) Going back to my space theme, I finally got around to watching The Martian recently – it has been on my to-watch list for awhile. I was interested to see it because the book that the film … Continue reading

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Lion (2016)

Lion (2016) If this were a fictional story, it would be almost unbelievable. It would be seen as overly-contrived and unrealistic, or something that would be better seen as allegorical. Based on the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Librarian Who Doesn’t Read Much…

…at least not of the fiction variety. I used to love to read. I still do, but now I tend to read a lot of online articles and non-fiction. When I want a fix of fictional stories, I tend to … Continue reading

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Coffee With Jesus

If only prayer could be more of a dialogue… The popular comic strip Coffee With Jesus by David Wilkie is just that: recurring characters having conversations with Jesus over coffee, ostensibly in a normal café. Occasionally, the Devil shows up … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016)

With seven books and eight films, the Harry Potter series took up a decade of my life. I really enjoyed the story, the characters, and the fantastical world that J.K. Rowling created. Thoroughly enjoyed, in fact. The series took Harry … Continue reading

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How I Live Now (2013)

Based on the 2004 young adult novel by Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now is a war story set in a near-future version of England. Starring Saoirse Ronan as teenager Daisy, it tells the story of an American girl sent … Continue reading

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Putting Panem Back Together

At the end of The Hunger Games trilogy, the question is posed as to whether a final televised bloodthirsty Hunger Games contest should be staged; this time, the Capitol’s children would be forced to participate while the Districts watched and … Continue reading

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