“The grave’s a fine and private place/ But none, I think, do there embrace.” – Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress,” as quoted by Diana Gabaldon in Dragonfly in Amber (the whole of which, PS, is pretty much a metaphor for the Outlander series. Check it out– but, you know, after you read this.) […]Read More Outlander 212: Hail Mary… Full of Grace
Thursday night was the premiere of Queen of the South on USA Network, although you may have thought this show had already been on for a while due to all the publicity and hype. Or because it was – on Telemundo as a wildly successful telenovela La Reina del Sur. USA Network decided to adapt […]Read More Queen of the South
And… SPOILER ALERT! Watch episode 211, then come back for all the juicy details. Okay, party people. We’ve been hearing rumors since winter that Diana Herself was going to be writing one of the episodes this season, and here it is! (I joked at the time that you would know which episode it was because […]Read More Outlander 211: Vengeance Served Steaming Hot
Drink with me To days gone by Can it be You fear to die? Will the world remember you When you fall? Could it be your death Means nothing at all? Is your life just one more lie? – Grantaire, “Les Miserables” And SPOILER ALERT Please watch episode 210 first ‘cause we’re about to talk […]Read More Outlander 210: Prestonpans or Bust
For kids summer is about riding bikes in the neighborhood, pool parties, trips to Yogurtland, and driving camp counselors mad. But at the end of every school year teachers repeat the golden mantra of summer: Don’t forget to read! My kid’s principal declared that every kid should be reading 45 minutes a day. That’s a […]Read More Summer Reading List for Kids & Teens
Okay, so perhaps it’s a bit disingenuous to say I had an exclusive interview with Ron Moore. It’s more like I happened to show up in the parking lot for the Writers Guild Outlander panel at the same time as him, and I snagged him for a selfie and some questions about seasons three and four […]Read More Exclusive Questions for Ron Moore!
Here we will review the book and movie of Me Before You. We keep spoilers to a minimum, but some basic plot points are shared. Rebecca’s thoughts are in blue and Chris’s in red. I have to admit: the trailer for the movie adaptation of JoJo Moyes’ Me Before You kind of turned me off. I hadn’t read the […]Read More Me Before You Review!
Hello, friends. Before we start, please watch Episode 209, Je Suis Prest, before reading this… or I will spoil the crap out of it for you! So first off, real quick, I’m going to cut this question off at the pass: “Je suis prêt” means “I am ready,” and it is Jamie’s family motto. It […]Read More Outlander 209: Je (ne) suis (pas) prête