Friday (Movie) Review: Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

I saw it on Monday. Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It wasn't quite as good a Dr. Strange property as the first movie, and the plot was a bit scattered and built on a lot of emotional baggage carried by both Strange and the Scarlet Witch that sometimes felt a bit off balance. There were … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 starsAshton Collins is a somewhat sheltered teen living with his father, a corporate engineer, in the future megacity of Los Angeles. Home alone with just the household robot servants, Ashton receives a cryptic message from his father urging him to get out of the house, go to the dangerous Red … Continue reading Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) by Pierce Brown

My rating: 3 of 5 starsWarning: There may be some minor spoilers in this review.Darrow is a Red, the lowest caste in a color-coded Martian system. He is a miner, a laborer who has been told his entire life that he and his fellow Reds toil to make the surface of Mars a livable place … Continue reading Friday Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) by Pierce Brown

Friday Review: Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures by Noah Adams

My rating: 4 of 5 starsAt 52 years of age, Noah Adams, NPR host and news reporter, decided to buy a piano and learn to play. This lovely little book chronicles his first year as a piano student, with all the ups and downs, triumphant moments and frustrating setbacks. It's also a love story to … Continue reading Friday Review: Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures by Noah Adams

Friday Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

My rating: 3 of 5 starsI think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had liked Salatin's attitude more. Don't get me wrong- he has some really good points in this book. It is important to understand what we eat, how it is grown/raised, and why getting "back to the Earth" is a … Continue reading Friday Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

Friday Review: Imager (Imager Portfolio #1) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rhenn is the son of a wealthy wool merchant in the capital city of Solidar. He is a portraitist, a profession that his merchant father doesn't quite approve of, but is held in high regard by the populace who love to have their portraits painted. Rhenn is apprenticed to … Continue reading Friday Review: Imager (Imager Portfolio #1) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Friday Review: Binti: Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

My rating: 4 of 5 starsHome takes place about a year after the first novella in this series. Binti is still at Oomza University after the events of the first novella but she is suffering from PTSD in the aftereffects of the events that had her hailed as a hero. She decides to go home … Continue reading Friday Review: Binti: Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

Friday Review: Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse #3) by Alex Bledsoe

My rating: 4 of 5 starsEddie LaCrosse is a self-described sword jockey- an ex-mercenary turned investigator for hire. In this third installment of the series, Eddie is hired to investigate a possibly adulterous nobleman. Arriving at the castle of King Marcus Drake, Eddie is immediately pulled into the court intrigue when a knight is murdered … Continue reading Friday Review: Dark Jenny (Eddie LaCrosse #3) by Alex Bledsoe

Friday (Movie)Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home

This will be brief because I am going to try to avoid spoilers for the many who have yet to see it. It was thoroughly enjoyable. Maybe a bit plot thin in spots, but there is enough character, action, humor, and, yes, sadness to keep the movie from dragging. It draws on all of the … Continue reading Friday (Movie)Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Friday Review: The Psychic Yellow Brick Road: How to Find the Real Wizards and Avoid the Flying Monkeys by Corbie Mitleid

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIf you have ever thought about going to a medium or psychic, whether you are looking for insight or are just curious, you might want to read this book first. Written by a psychic medium who has been an active professional since 1994, this book is a firsthand guide to … Continue reading Friday Review: The Psychic Yellow Brick Road: How to Find the Real Wizards and Avoid the Flying Monkeys by Corbie Mitleid