Just a gathering

of my book

and movie reviews

from recent years.

These are my Book and Movie reviews I have written for Goodreads, Amazon, and IMDb. . They are mostly Women’s fiction and mysteries in books because that’s what I read now. I look at all types of movies and TV shows, particularly British mysteries and dramas. But as far as reviews are concerned I generally limit those to very light small screen fare where my thoughts don’t get lost in the shuffle among hundreds of other reviews. Most of what I read and watch have one thing in common: They have upbeat hopeful endings with justice prevailing and closure achieved. Call me crazy.

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The Hidden Clue (Judy Bolton #35)

“Dad’s right,” Judy’s brother Horace put in. “Don’t you remember the Prophet’s words to the woman with the baby?” He said, “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s Longing for itself. “They come–– “You and your quotations!” Judy interrupted before her brother could finish. “I suppose you’re going … Continue reading The Hidden Clue (Judy Bolton #35)

A Fabled Holiday

Pretty Packaging I wavered between a 7 and an 8 for this one. I liked the trappings and the framing of the story but the basic plot of strangers coming together to repair what is wrong with their lives was tired. None of their arcs had a lot of substance or originality. Or, failing substance, … Continue reading A Fabled Holiday

The Holiday Stocking

And an Angel Gets his Wings A family of a mother, 2 daughters, and a son, are excited about their tradition of pulling out a Christmas riddle from their special Holiday stocking. Whoever solves it first gets to pick out the charity the family as a whole will participate in. 5 stockings, 5 charities.  Even … Continue reading The Holiday Stocking

A Big Fat Family Christmas

Changtastic! It took me at least three tries, but I finally finished this one. So safe to say, it didn’t keep me enthralled throughout. Fortunately a strong ending with a very well-integrated and multilayered Christmassy message all but erased the parts that literally put me to sleep. To be fair, I was trying to look … Continue reading A Big Fat Family Christmas

A Holiday Spectacular

To Keep it Light, skip my last paragraph. Visually, this was a treat. I loved the vintage costumes and set decorations. The Rockettes and their costumes were fabulous. I loved seeing Ann-Margret in the role of a grandmother in the present day telling her granddaughter the story of her past and how she got to … Continue reading A Holiday Spectacular


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