Stacy has a problem. She fell asleep on a plane in 2013 and woke up in 1963.
So naturally, her first priority is to figure out how to get home, right?
Well… it was. Then she met Sergeant Brad.
Now she has a new problem. Does she love him more than she hates 1963?
A departure from my usual fare of romance and YA, I decided to take a gamble on something a little different, and it paid off. I thought this was a great book – perhaps not enough action for those who like action-packed books, perhaps a little repetitive if you hate repetition, but it works.
Meet Edward. In his own words, “age 39″ and “I keep track of the weather and I like to watch Dragnet.” He suffers from Asperger’s and OCD, which manages to be a focal point without being scientific, pathetic or ‘come on, feel sorry for him, don’t you feel sorry for him?’ Read the rest of this entry
A sitcom which lasted for just 4 seasons – or, more precisely, 3 and a few extra episodes – with all the usual suspects; not too much character development, someone to root for, people to love to hate, a comic relief and those extra side characters you either love or hate.
The show is set in the offices of a television news network, with a focus on Claude Casey, a corporate floater who gets ‘promoted’ from 4th floor supplies up to the magical 22nd floor to be the assistant to the anchor himself. Needless to say, the people who thought they were getting that job aren’t too impressed… Read the rest of this entry
The year is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. His life is that of a perfectly ordinary army officer’s son: boarding school, good manners, a classical education – the backbone of the British Empire. But all that is about to change. With his father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously ‘unwell’, Sherlock is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire. So begins a summer that leads Sherlock to uncover his first murder, a kidnap, corruption and a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.
Bananostriches! Fruit cockatiels! The sentient foodstuffs that populate the animated sequel Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2: Revenge of the Leftovers are just delectable... especially if you haven't eaten lunch yet. It's hard to believe it's taken Hollywood this long to borrow these kinds of meme-tastic confections from the internetz. Watermelophants! Wild scallions! Take a peek at the foodie creatures from the September sequel after the jump.
If you watch more than one procedural, you now what they’re like… either a group of characters with all their love interests, or a group with two main characters, a male and a female, who start off not together and (often) end up together.
These, for the most part, are shows that aren’t centred on a man and a woman, and offer a little variety from all these same-old same-old shows at the moment. So if you’re looking for something a little different, here you go!
One big secret…
When Lea became accidentally pregnant she decided that she would go it alone. Rodeo star Reilly wasn’t the sort of man who’d want to be tied down. But five years later she needs to tell him her secret…
One tiny blessing…
Learning he’s a daddy is bittersweet for Reilly, because his little girl is fighting to survive. Her only hope is a new brother or sister. Can he and Lea create a newborn miracle – and a future together? Read the rest of this entry
The bestselling author of THE THORN BIRDS returns with a novel of laughter, passion and more than a little magic …
There, Harriet finds a life she relishes – excitement, adventure and passion. Mrs. Delvecchio Schwartz makes a living from telling fortunes, and is mother to 4-year-old Flo. Beautiful little Flo is mute, and Harriet comes to love her as if Flo were her own – and must protect her at all costs when tragedy strikes…
Angel is Colleen McCullough at her vintage best, drawing on her own experiences of living in the Cross in the 1960s and writing of a world that has long gone. Most of all, it is a tale of a woman’s love for a child, and what she is prepared to endure to ensure her survival.
In which I, you guessed it, offer up snap reviews/first impressions on the new shows I’ve tried this season.
The order is the arbitrary order I watched them in, and if something I say happens to be wrong by the second episode, then I remind you that in some cases I have only seen the first episode – hence the first impression/snappiness explanation.
The fact that they’re all on the CW is a coincidence. Unless it means that I just happen to be in their demographic. I do watch other channels! Read the rest of this entry