Monday, June 1, 2009

hodge podge

Over the last week I've watched a few movies borrowed from the library and I've read a couple of books. Here are a few thumbnail reviews of what I've cluttered my mind with......

"Kitty Raises Hell" the latest Carrie Vaughn novel about a radio talk show host who just happens to be a werewolf is a very satisfying addition to this urban fantasy series. Loved that the evil villain is not a shifter or a vamp but a genie!

"A Poisoned Season" by Tasha Alexander is the second novel featuring amateur sleuth Lady Emily Ashton, and is a delightful Victorian read filled with plenty of history, fashion, fun characters and clever dialogue.

We watched: Quantum of Solace, Prince Caspian, The Last Legion and Beach Blanket Bingo. Yes, quite the variety of movies!

Quantum of Solace was typical James Bond, great eye candy for the ladies and the gentlemen, but unfortunately, this one lacked a driving plot.....although it had plenty of car chases.

Prince Caspian is the second Disney effort to bring the Chronicles of Narnia to the big screen. I LOVED those books growing up and am happy to report this movie was as good as the first and maybe even a tad bit better.

The Last Legion starred Colin Firth and was a fun look at how Excalibur came to be the stuff of legend....interesting combination of Celtic and Roman history and a neat twisting together of several Arthurian themes.

Beach Blanket Bingo....what can I say but this movie came out the year I was born, 1965, and my girls thought it was hysterical. Frankie and Annette on the beach...what is not to find funny?

We are back to the library today to find more books to read and more movies to watch now that the TV is filled with repeats and the few shows we do try and catch we've already seen.......

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