Down In The Underground, You’ll Find A Review*

This week, Underground Book Reviews published its long-awaited (by me, anyway) review of Shards, and it’s a pretty positive one — four stars out of five. I can live with that!

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TBR

Usually that means “To Be Read”, as in, “I’ve got two hundred books in my TBR pile!”  But in this case it means “To Be Reviewed”, as I’ve been notified that my Pitch Perfect winner Shards has been selected for a review by Steve Wetherell at Underground Book Reviews!

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Sometimes you feel like an elf. Sometimes you don’t.

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Teaser Tuesday 2/28/2017: “The Invasion of the Tearling”

The Invasion of the Tearling:  Well, I haven’t quit reading it yet!  Actually so far this book is a big improvement over the first one.  It helps that the Queen of the Tearling, Kelsea, is spending less time looking at herself in the mirror, moping over her appearance, and acting stupid (though she could hardly spend more time acting stupid because, really, she already achieved peak stupidity in the first book).  But what really helps are the extensive flashbacks to the (barely) pre-apocalypse life of one Lily Mayhew, who lives in a burbclave with her monstrous husband and accidentally becomes involved with a separatist movement.  Frankly, everything involving Lily is at least three times as interesting as anything involving Kelsea.  In fact, at this point I consider Kelsea’s parts of the story to be annoying interruptions of Lily’s parts of the story.

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Not A Review Of “Captain America: Civil War”

So this week, we watched “Captain America: Civil War“, AKA “The One Where Everybody Fights Everybody Else”.

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Hey, Hawkeye.  Never get into a staring contest with a cat.

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Not A Review Of “Spectre”

So last week I saw the most recent James Bond movie, “Spectre”, which means I’m finally caught up on all the Daniel Craig Bond flicks.

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Our Heroes, standing in front of someone who is not Baron Samedi

I think Bond and Dr. Swann may have just finished their rendition of Maxim Kozhevnikov and Yulia Zagoruychenko’s samba routine to “Hip Hip Chin Chin” …

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Not A Review Of “Deadpool”

So this week, we (meaning I) watched “Deadpool“, the (other) superhero movie featuring a foul-mouthed anti-hero who dispenses insults and jokes almost as fast as he kills bad guys.

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Who’s That?

So last week we (mostly me) watched “Trouble with the Curve,” in which Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams work through their father/daughter issues, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake work through their career vs. relationship issues, and some kid fails to work through his curveball-hitting issues.

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“So then I says to him, I says, ‘Do you feel lucky, punk?’ And he did. But he wasn’t.”

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