July 11th, 2010

coffee

Book report; movie report; TV report

Since it seems like practically everyone else in the world is reading these books, I finally decided that I ought to give The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo a try. Short answer: thumbs up; despite loads of exposition and a few POV jumps that jarred, it was compulsively readable and I got sucked into both the mysteries and the characters. I recommended it, with one caveat: the story includes many descriptions of sadistic violence (rape, murder, torture, animal harm...), so if you are sensitive to that sort of thing, you might want to read with caution. Collapse )

Next up is Havemercy; between this, Dragon Tattoo, and the new Temeraire book coming out next week, this is shaping up to be a sort of dragon theme month. I should see if I have any other dragon-related titles on my to-read shelf...

And now, for something completely different: we saw Toy Story 3 last night. Short review: cute, sweet, funny, a fitting end to the series. If you liked the other Toy Story movies, you will like this one. Bring the tissues. Collapse )

As for the TV part, thanks to a surf around DW (yay for Latest Things and Follow Friday), I discovered that Babylon 5 is available, streaming, in its entirety, on the WB website, and I am in the midst of falling in love with it all over again. I've only watched the pilot and the first regular broadcast episode so far, but I have a feeling I may be drawn into a rewatch of the entire thing. (Well, maybe not Season 5.)

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