Category Archives: Books and movies

Why I’ll take Wonder Woman over Sarah Connor any day

“She’s an objectified icon … to me, it’s a step backwards.” [Cameron] believes one of his popular protagonists, Sarah Connor from the Terminator franchise, sets a better example for female leading characters in movies. “Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned…

Amazon’s weekly charts

Amazon has started bringing out weekly book charts.  The top 20 books sold, and the top 20 books read They do fiction and non-fiction. You can find them at https://www.amazon.com/charts. Looking at the fiction lists, there are few surprises in the Books Sold.  These are the books you see in the display area of any…

The Huntsman

Yesterday we saw The Hunstman: Winter’s War. The reviewer in our local newspaper gave it one and a half stars. I think they were a little harsh.  I enjoyed the movie. I thought it was much better than the first one.  Sure, it probably won’t win any Oscars, and it would have benefited from a…

This weekend it’s movies and books

The edits for Alliance are away. This weekend it’s all about movies and books (and house cleaning) before we restart properly on book three. I’ve just finished Charlaine Harris’s Day Shift, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sherylyn’s reading Cress, by Marissa Meyer, and enjoying that. Robin Hobb’s new book, Fool’s Quest, is out. That’s on the…