My thoughts on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Yes. Pride and Prejudice. With zombies. It's a thing. I first tried reading Seth Grahame-Smith's alternate version of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice a number of years ago. I hated it. With. A. Passion. Not because I'm a purist -- I thought the idea sounded cool -- but because I found it clunky. So much … Continue reading My thoughts on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Journal ~ Festivities, finishing and The Force Awakens

Festivities Almost 20 years ago, I made a Christmas Advent calendar. I spent hours on the decoration, which is created from cut-up pieces of coloured paper, and it came out better than I ever imagined. Behind each door is a compartment for little daily surprises in the lead-up to Christmas. For the past decade or … Continue reading Journal ~ Festivities, finishing and The Force Awakens

Thoughts on The Hobbit – Battle of the Five Armies

And so we come to the third and final installment of The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies, which wraps up this humble little story well. In the context of the first two Hobbit movies I was not disappointed. It's always wonderful to sit back and experience a few hours in Peter Jackson's … Continue reading Thoughts on The Hobbit – Battle of the Five Armies

Thoughts on The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

As a huge fan of the Peter Jackson et al movies set in Middle Earth, I once again rocked up to the latest installment of The Hobbit hoping it would be wonderful. Once again I enjoyed the movie -- ┬áthe lavish and dedicated depiction of Tolkien's fantastical world, the rousing adventure, the eye candy in … Continue reading Thoughts on The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

My thoughts on Catching Fire

I loved Catching Fire, the movie. A lot more than I did the book. Which is unusual. My major complaint with the book was that it seemed to repeat the same story and themes as the Hunger Games (the first book in the trilogy). It suffered from a lack in progression of the overall story … Continue reading My thoughts on Catching Fire