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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.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Movie Break: Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians - 2012 - movie theatre

It is a tradition for us to go see a family movie on Christmas Day.  This year dh works so we went on Christmas Eve Day.  There were plenty of movies to choose from this year but ds and I have been reading the William Joyce Guardian books since the first one came out so we have planned to see this movie all along and had hoped it would work out to be our Christmas movie.  I'm not really going to say to much about it.  For the movie itself, I thought it was ok.  An enjoyable kid fantasy, better than a lot of stuff over the last years.  Ds enjoyed it very much as a movie.  The two men with us were pretty much bored, though they did laugh from time to time.  As to how the movie compared to the books?  It didn't.  It didn't have anything to do with the books.  AT ALL.  Not even the same plot.  Some of the same characters, sort of. If you change their names and personalities, and want to call them the same characters.  The movie has nothing to do with the books.  Enjoy them entirely separately from each other.  The books are far, far better and really the movie just can't be compared since they have nothing to do with each other.  Movie - Okay, for what it was.

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