Books

Escaping Reality with Outlander: “Dragonfly in Amber” Review

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

Books, Movies

What Harry Potter Means to Me

I was a little late to the Harry Potter game. Though the books started coming out when I was a preteen, which would have been the perfect time to read them, I was devouring Lord of the Rings and Dune back then. And Harry Potter wasn't high on the reading list at my school. Maybe the silliness of some religious groups… Continue reading What Harry Potter Means to Me

Books, Movies

The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie

Last week I whizzed through reading James VanderMeer's sci-fi novel Annihilation, in preparation for its film adaptation by Alex Garland. I finished the book on Friday -- it was only a six-hour audiobook, although it's part of a longer series -- and I saw the movie over the weekend. And it was weird, in a good… Continue reading The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie