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‘Paper Girls’ colors, art reminiscent of times past

I have heard a lot of good things about “Saga” creator Brian K. Vaughan, so when his new graphic novel “Paper Girls: Vol.1” came out, I decided to give it a try. Well, let’s just say I didn’t love it. It follows a group of paper girls early in the […]

Deadpool does not disappoint despite budget woes

The Merc with the Mouth nearly missed the opportunity to have a self-titled Marvel movie — Fox only gave the film a budget of $58 million after fans begged, pleaded and, I’m sure, tried to bribe the movie into existence. While in theaters, “Deadpool” managed to gross $362,200,563, proving there […]

‘The Crescent Spy’ an intrigue-filled historical adventure

Michael Wallace’s “The Crescent Spy” is an interesting story surrounding a female journalist caught up in the world of spying during the Civil War. The novel follows Josephine Bro, a journalist who is forced to write under a male pseudonym to be a war correspondent. After a series of events, […]

What the Chewbacca Lady teaches us about simple joys

The Chewbacca Lady has taken the internet by storm. There isn’t anything particularly fascinating about the woman, who is a mother of two kids and shops at Kohl’s. She tells viewers she’s making a return to the store and finds something for herself. After she takes her glasses off and […]

‘Illuminae’ is a luminous series debut

Authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff have joined their combined talents and created a stellar adventure with their 2015 release of “Illuminae.” This is the first installment of the new “The Files” ­­­­— a young adult, science fiction series. What makes this book unique is the fact that the story […]

‘Eureka’ not a must-see, but fun

It has been several months since my husband and I embarked upon a journey through the old Syfy Channel show called “Eureka.” As it turns out, even though I am a geek, I am not overly fond of most Syfy productions. Most of them are cheesy, subpar examples of what […]

‘The Goodbye Bride’ a warm and fuzzy contemporary

Denise Hunter’s “The Goodbye Bride” is a sweet, contemporary romance that is warm and fuzzy. The novel follows Lucy Lovett — who wakes up on the floor of a diner in a wedding dress and missing seven months’ worth of memories. What she finds is the fiancé she thought she […]

Meeting Baldwin: A fan-girl experience

Adam Baldwin cuts an impressive silhouette on screen — tall and broad, with an attitude that takes up just as much space. Most of his roles are gruff and maybe a bit anti-heroic. My husband, Gareth, loves Baldwin in most of his roles — dating back to Animal Mother in […]

Review: ‘Eligible’ a serious disappointment

I really have been enjoying the Austen Project’s modernizations of Austen’s work, so you can image my excitement at the release of the modernization of her most famous work. When I received an advance reader copy of “Eligible” from Random House, I barely could wait to start reading it. If […]

‘Lights Out’ fascinating, terrifying look at U.S. security threat

Ted Koppel’s “Lights Out” is a fascinating and terrifying look at a threat facing the United States. The subject matter is what originally drew me to the book — it is a topic in which I am very interested. Koppel’s work is divided into three parts, the first of which […]