Just a quick word from me, Lizzie, today. I have some things that I have to say. So I guess I’ll just, uh, do that.
Oh, look at that. Caught me in a bad mood. This post will discuss harassment, assault, and rape, so please be careful going forward.
“Bullshit” is defined as “stupid or untrue talk or writing; nonsense.” And I would say it’s just, stupid and untrue stuff. And this that we have to put up with marks itself as a very special brand of bullshit.
This Week’s Brand of Bullshit: Stupidity and Nonsense (and also I’m sad)
After some downtime, the Sunday Review is back with a vengeance! A … fairly gentle vengeance, but a vengeance. Today, we’ll be taking a look at something which is fairly nostalgic for me, and which holds a lot of weight as something to endlessly rant about. Yes, we’ll be looking at that classic in the realm of hatedom: Christopher Paolini’s Eragon.
It’s got swords. It’s got sorcery. It’s got elves and orc—um, I mean Urgals. This book, while widely loved by teenage boys and me before I became unbearably sarcastic, has become one of the internet’s biggest pet peeves. So what better book to welcome back the Sunday Review? Let’s take a look at this much-hated classic, and see if it deserves its reputation!
When I reviewed Bright, I mentioned that one of my problems with the film is its worldbuilding. In the end, the film’s promising premise is let down by the lack of attention to the implications of the world that has been created, and it ultimately fails to give the message and tell the story that it wants to.
But we’re in luck! This movie might not have the best worldbuilding of all time, but the worldbuilding that it does have has a lot to teach us. So let’s get some learnin’ done, shall we?
So guess who’s rewatching Friends? And, like every other human on the planet, I noticed just how product-its-timey the whole thing is. I mean, really, the show is riddled with a lovely blend of sexism, homophobia, and—
Medium : Audiobook
Overview (No Spoilers) :
I’ve heard so many people mention The Wheel of Time series, however it is usually in context of commenting on the unusual length of the series or Jordan’s unfortunate passing prior to the series conclusion. It occurred to me while reading The Eye of the World that I’ve never actually had someone come out and tell me, “You NEED to read this series,” instead the recommendation was merely implied because it was just that good. At seventeen total books I knew it would be a major commitment to reading this classic series, and I’d expected the plot to be plodding and methodical to allow for the sprawling of so many novels. In hindsight I should have realized that a series that is as touted by so many book lovers would in no way be slow moving. Jordan’s narrative, picks up and…
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Since I’ve been unable to post for a little while, check out this awesome review from Boston Book Reader!
Anatomy of A Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Published January 23, 2018
Hardcover, 400 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 2/5 STARS
(Thanks to Bookishfirst.com & Atria Books, I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.
Sophie’s husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart.
Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined…
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