I really wanted to like Netflix's choose-your-own-adventure experiment Bandersnatch. Part of the Black Mirror series -- which features standalone episodes exploring all kinds of futuristic ideas and dark themes -- Bandersnatch is about a programmer in the 1980's trying to create a video game based on his favorite choose-your-own-adventure novel. The cool thing is that the entire episode is a… Continue reading Bandersnatch Review: Brave but Boring?
You may have noticed that lately I haven't been blogging much. Back in October, I got married, and then ran off to the U.K. for my honeymoon. We spent some time touring Scotland in a manual transmission car on the left side of the road. (It wasn't scary at all.) The whole trip was magical… Continue reading Happy New Year
I've always liked books that transport me far away from today's world. It's rare that I'll read a contemporary novel -- give me an epic fantasy in another realm, a science fiction adventure on an other planet, or a historical romance set in another time. Lately, the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon have been… Continue reading Escaping Reality with Outlander: “Dragonfly in Amber” Review