6/29/21

Z for Zachariah

Author: Robert C. O'Brien

Genre: Dystopian

Age: Teen

POV: 1st person

Summary: Ann thought she was the only one left. She been all a lone since her family left the valley to look for others. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors.
But the smoke from a distant campfire shatters Ann's solitude. Someone else is still alive and making his way toward the valley. Who is this man? What does he want? Can he be trusted? Both excited and terrified, Ann soon realizes there may be worse things than being the last person on Earth

6/25/21

Psycho II

 Genre: Thriller

Year of Release: 1983

Rated: R

Director: Richard Franklin

Summary: After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.

6/24/21

The Circus of Dr. Lao

 Author: Charles G. Finney

Genre: fantasy, allegory, literary

Age: Adult

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Come once come twice come all to the amazing circus of Dr. Lao. Here you will amazing creature of myth and lore such as the unicorn, the cinema, and the hound of the hedges. Be warning, The Circus of Dr. Lao is not for those that are hypersensitive aka most of the book community that is. 

6/21/21

Seraphina

Seraphina Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Genre: Fantasy

Age: Teen

POV: 1st person

Format: Audio

Summary: Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

6/18/21

Artist Gone Rouge



Artist tend to get the reputation for being weird. Here are ten movies where some are about artist going about their lives and others find themselves in the oddest situation. 

Note here that not all the movie this list this time around are R rated. Four out of ten movie on here are PG-13 and they are movies numbers: 1,3,9,&10. Just so you know I give myself a pat on the back. If you have young kids that you want to broaden their movie horizon then show then the movie that are by the numbers that I told you. 

6/15/21

Same Difference

Same Difference Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim

Author & Artist: Derek Kirk Kim

Genre: Realist fiction, Autobiography

Summary: When Derek Kirk Kim (The Eternal Smile) published his debut graphic novel back in 2003, it made an immediate stir. The story about a group of young people navigating adulthood and personal relationships is told with such sympathy and perception that the book was immediately hailed as an important new work.

6/14/21

Lessons in Sailing and Summer reads that will take you out to sea



I grow up my whole life near or surround by the ocean. I was born on the island of Guam. By the age of five, I already travel halfway around the world. I live about 30 minutes from the beach. However, the beach is not what it cracks up to be. First of all, it is windy. I went bike riding on the boardwalk and the wind was contently blowing in my face. Don't get me started on the sand. You will have sand in places you do not want sand. When I was young I went to the beach to go boogie boarding all the time. even those there are hardly any big waves because the Atlantic is not big enough of an ocean to produces large waves. Unless you know some beaches that have decent enough waves there nothing really to surf. I was way too young to go boogie boarding when I live in Hawaii. If I still live in Hawaii or even on the west coast I will be out surfing every day.
 

6/11/21

Movie Review: To Catch a Thief

 Genre: Thriller

Rated: PG

Year of Release: 1955

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Summary: You much be a thief to catch a thief. A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.

6/6/21

The Lathe of Heaven

The Lathe of Heaven The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

Genre: Sci-fic

POV: 3rd person

Summary: In a world beset by climate instability and overpopulation, George Orr discovers that his dreams have the power to alter reality. Upon waking, the world he knew has become a strange, barely recognizable place, where only George has the clear memory of how it was before. He seeks counseling from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately understands how powerful a weapon George wields. Soon, George is a pawn in Haber’s dangerous game, where the fate of humanity grows more imperiled with every waking hour.

6/2/21

The Torchbearers

The Torchbearers The Torchbearers by Ally Condie

Authors: Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs

Genre: Mystery, Sci-fic, paranormal

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Something cryptic has surfaced from within the Darkdeep. Questions arise, and the five friends find themselves suddenly at odds. The stakes climb even higher when an enigmatic new girl comes to town, with an agenda of her own. As the Torchbearers discover shocking secrets about their houseboat hangout, the Rift, and the Darkdeep itself, signs point to new realms beyond the ones they know, putting their friendships to the test as never before . . .

6/1/21

TTT #44 Freebie

 

 Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is a freebie. My topic will be on blogs and Youtube channels I follow.