Category Archives: personal

We Stopped Reading Mindy Kaling’s novel “Why Not Me?”

Why not us?  Here’s why: Last night, Tezi and I started reading Mindy Kaling’s new book Why Not Me. We picked it up again this evening.  We didn’t get that far into it before we realized that we didn’t like it at all. It wasn’t funny. It was … silly. It was trite, insubstantial, and …. pretty pointless. It was… Read more »

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson – summary & review!

      No Comments on Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson – summary & review!

Tezi and I Pick Our Next Book to Read! (February TBR)

Just a couple of days ago, Tezi and I finished The Aeronaut’s Windlass, which is Book 1 of Jim Butcher’s new steampunk fantasy series, The Cinder Spires. (Our review of this book coming soon.) It was a book that we listened to together in audio book format while we drove around town or most favoritely, while we worked on our… Read more »

Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein (Reviewed)

      No Comments on Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein (Reviewed)

OK. There were some parts of Sandford’s Saturn Run that I liked a lot. It had its moments, where I was drawn in, intrigued, and even curious. But there were other parts of the story that just fell sort of flat in my mind, and still other parts that bothered me. Stuff I liked: The science in the story is excellent…. Read more »

Making A Murderer: Books On Wrongful Convictions!

      12 Comments on Making A Murderer: Books On Wrongful Convictions!

If you haven’t yet seen the documentary MAKING A MURDERER, you’ve probably at least heard about it, or heard other people talking about it. The Netflix ten-part documentary about Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey has a lot of people talking… and talking means thinking! Dive deeper into the story here, you’ll find that the world of wrongful convictions is much… Read more »

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi Summary & Review

Paolo Bacigalupi. Bacigalupi. He’s Portuguese, and I have a lot of fun saying his name. Bacigalupi! 🙂 Also, he wrote a book called The Water Knife, which I recently read and very much enjoyed. I had previously read a great book by Bacigalupi called The Windup Girl, and his writing has only gotten better in this most recent publication. I expected The Water… Read more »

Adult Coloring Books & Audio Books: A Great Combo!

Tezi and I have recently found a new, fun, and relaxing way to spend some time together. We’ve begun combining our love of reading with the big kid inside of us by coloring as we listen to audiobooks! We know that you probably have already seen people talking about these adult coloring books – many have touted their calming effects…. Read more »

The Force Awakens Rated & Ranked Among All 7 Star Wars Films!

Here’s where we each rate The Force Awakens, but we don’t stop there!  We also rank each film from worst to best, all seven films! Don’t miss this last part of the fun Star Wars conversation we had with Jeremy Cremer right after we all saw the blockbuster film on opening day! Before getting to our ratings and rankings we… Read more »

The Force Awakens Discussion: Droids Matter & That Han Solo Thing…

In part three we get into some really interesting discussions; this might be considered the meat and potatoes of the whole movie talk. We get into the topic of Droids and their place and meaning in the Star Wars universe (and why we love them so much).  We discuss Han and Kylo Ren and what happens… not to mention many… Read more »

Star Wars The Force Awakens Reactions, Reviews & Discussion!

So the day we have long been waiting for finally arrived. We set off towards the movie theater on the morning of the 18th of December, both of us sporting our new Star Wars shirts, and on the drive Tezi followed a tutorial to style her hair like Rey, the new female lead in The Force Awakens, who turns out… Read more »