A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Movies: I, Robot

This blog is about books but I thought I'd like to also make a list of movies and DVD sets that I watch. We don't go to the movies very often, anywhere from 0-4 times a year, so most of our movie-watching is done at home. Most of the movies we watch are borrowed from the library for free. Our library doesn't have the greatest selection of movies but it's not half bad either. We buy movies on DVD occasionally, especially when Wal-Mart has big sales. I also have a thing for TV Show Seasons on DVD. I expect my movie 'reviews' will be short and sweet.

I'll start with last night's movie, the first we watched in 2008.

I, Robot

Director: Alex Proyas
Starring: Will Smith
Released: 2004
Own/Rent: Own
Reason for watching: I love Will Smith. I love science fiction movies and having read the book was interested in it.
"Suggested" by the book I, Robot by Isaac Asimov which I have read many years ago.
Rating: 3.5/5

Comments: The movie has nothing whatsoever to do with the book of short stories I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. It basically used a few ideas and the same title. I really enjoyed the movie but it could have been better. There wasn't a lot of oomph or 'special' special effects. Will Smith was good. I love him in this type of movie. The robots were creepy and I don't ever want to have one of those things. The cars driving themselves and the vertical parking were very cool, though. A fun sci-fi flick. Recommended.


  1. I haven't read the short story book, but I have seen the movie. I think you summed up my thoughts on the movie perfectly.

  2. Gosh, I *loved* this movie. I haven't read the story though and would like to someday.

  3. Apparently the same thing is being said about "i am legend"- nothing to do with the book except share a title. I haven't seen or read either so I wouldn't know.