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Books, television, and movies

Books, television, and movies

If quarantine has helped with anything, it has been reducing our to-read and to-see lists. I figure this is a great a place as any to discuss the books, television, and movies I have seen.


Movie Review: Above and Beyond

5 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments b_eleven

Movie Review: Above and Beyond Genre: Documentary Original Language: English Director: Roberta Grossman Producer: Sarah Forbes Campbell, Nancy Spielberg Writer: Sophie Sartain Release Date (Streaming): Oct 13, 2015 Box Office (Gross US...

Television Show Review: Squid Games

29 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments b_eleven

I may be late to the bandwagon, but if you are busy, have kids like me, or have a real life (what's that again? reference: kids) - you may yet have seen Squid Games.Squid Games is a Netflix Original Series entirely in Korean and shot in South Korea....

Television Show Review: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

15 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments b_eleven

Television Show Review: Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power   (10/10 - TOP MARKS!)   This is not typical for me, but I am about to review an animated series. We started watching this for our daughter, but she was too young to get into it. M...

Book Review: Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan, Amazon Video Premiere November

18 Sep 2021 2 minute read 1 comment b_eleven

Book Review: Eye of the World First Book of The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan Amazon Video Premiere Scheduled for November 2021   Now is the time to read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan if you have been putting it off as I have. I f...

Book Review: Start-Up Nation by Dan Senor and Saul Singer

27 Aug 2021 2 minute read 0 comments b_eleven

Book Review: Start-Up Nation by Dan Senor and Saul Singer     Published in 2009, the book outlines the hypothesized variables that contribute to the current "phenomena" of Israel's status as a Start-Up nation (in fact a leading Start-Up nation). Qui...

Military History Book Review: From Kites to Cold War by Tyler Morton

25 Aug 2021 2 minute read 0 comments b_eleven

From Kites to Cold War by Tyler Morton   When we watch movies nowadays, we do not bat an eyelash at the wild capabilities of the intelligence community. Satellites, drones, aircraft, and the ability to listen, track, and kill the enemy is a given. B...

Book Review: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

21 Aug 2021 2 minute read 0 comments b_eleven

Book Review: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy/Fiction Released  in 2009 “My life to yours. My Breath become yours.” That is how characters in Warbreaker can transfer their Biochroma or breath to another being. It is your breath that al...

Book Review: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance By Angela Duckworth

4 Aug 2021 2 minute read 0 comments b_eleven

  Book Review: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance By Angela Duckworth For this book review, I have taken a quick departure from fiction and fitness, and instead delved into the world of mental fitness and resilience. Angela Duckworth has wr...

Book Review: Shut up and Run by Robin Arzón (Yes, The Peloton Instructor)

9 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments b_eleven

Book Review:   Shut up and Run by Robin Arzón The now-famous Peloton instructor has not always been so well-known. In 2016, she published a book titled Shut up and Run. While I have been known to enjoy a spin class with Peloton, I am at heart, a run...

Book Review: The Fall of Aries by Paul Sating (available for $0.99 on Nook)

7 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments b_eleven

Book Review: The Fall of Aries by Paul Sating   Unlike The Plant, the author’s first published book/novella, The Fall of Aries is a far more mature book. As a relatively new author, The Plant came across a bit campy and the story was not as detailed...