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Batman: Knightfall
I'm a big fan of pretty much all comic-book superheroes, but Batman has a trait that no other DC or Marvel hero (that I know of, anyway) has: he doesn...more
May 03, 2012
May 03, 2012
My Happy Days in Hollywood: A Memoir
Of all the people in Hollywood these days, few of them even come close to Garry Marshall's veteran status. Between producing, directing, and/or writin...more
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I have a feeling a firestorm of comments is about to start...
There's plenty of great literature out there in all genres, but it seems like only a sele...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Nightshade (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #24)
Star Trek novels usually spin a good science fiction yarn, but one problem that usually plagues them is a moderately high use of profanity. Bibliophil...more
Jan 20, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
I, Q
I, Q is, in many ways, Douglas Adams meets Gene Roddenberry. Although several beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation characters appear in this novel,...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
A Distant Melody  (Wings of Glory, #1)
A Quickie Review

A woman in the 1940's is about to be forced into a marriage to a man she doesn't love...when she meets an Air Force pilot who she know...more
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
The Day of Reckoning (Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice, #8)
"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." -- 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV 1984)
Why did I start off my review with that quotation? Simply because...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
A Rift in Time (Livingstone Chronicles, #1)
This is a bang-up blast that gives Left Behind a run for its money. Full of action, suspense, admirable heroes, despicable villains, and Biblical allu...more
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
A Time to Dance
Okay, let's be honest: I'm not exactly the target audience for this book. I'm a twenty-six-year-old single guy...but, as I've found, I can often appre...more
May 08, 2014
May 09, 2014
Great Expectations (Great Illustrated Classics)
LIBRARIAN: Did you know that you have Great Expectations?
SMITTEN GUY: No; how did you know that?
LIBRARIAN: You checked it out last week.
-- Early Editi...more
May 06, 2014
May 06, 2014
Love Me Tender
Ever since I randomly discovered the Weddings by Bella trilogy at my local library, Janice Hanna (aka Janice Thompson) has become one of my favorite a...more
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
The Animated Movie Guide
Instead of doing my usual review, I'll categorize the good and bad about this entertainment reference volume:

The Good: The author(s) of this book did...more
Oct 13, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Stealing Bradford (Carter House Girls, #2)
Melody Carlson is easily one of the most prolific Christian writers of our time. Between kiddie/tweenie fiction series, Yuletide novels, and woman-cen...more
Feb 08, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
David Copperfield (Illustrated Classic Editions)
I'm not a huge fan of classic literature other than the Bible, but I have heard that Charles Dickens' writing is quite wordy and hard to understand. I...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Crucible (Star Wars)
Synopsis: Forty-five years after the events chronicled in A New Hope, Han, Leia, and Luke visit their old friend Lando Calrissian, who wants them to p...more
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Best Friend, Worst Enemy (Holly's Heart, #1)
Synopsis: Holly Meredith, aka Holly-Heart, has fallen in love for the first time...but Andie, her longtime best friend, has fallen for the same guy! W...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
Labyrinth of Evil (Star Wars: The Dark Lord Trilogy, #1)
A Quickie Review

The one thing I don't like about prequels is that knowing what will happen later ruins the story. I remember watching Attack of the Cl...more
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
Jerusalem Vigil (Zion Legacy, #1)
I know what many of you are thinking: "Good grief! Another Zion series by the Thoenes? When will it end?" You may accuse the husband/wife writing team...more
Nov 27, 2013
Mar 30, 2012
Instead of just reviewing this light-hearted, cutesy, fun read, I'm going to take on one of the criticisms of this book: Some folks were bothered by t...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Conformation Faults (Pine Hollow, #5)
This was good, but it could have been better; I would have liked for one of the subplots to be resolved by the book's end, but it wasn't. Hopefully, f...more
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Love's Enduring Promise (Love Comes Softly #2)
It moved a bit too fast, and the dialogue was annoying; other than that, I enjoyed it.
Jun 03, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
**spoiler alert** The good parts?
* Great artwork!
* Amazing action sequences!
* A female Robin!
* Good story!
* Superman and Wonder Woman show up!

The not...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
A Bigger Life: An Eden Plain Novel
Synopsis: Joel was once a happily married man, but one mistake shattered the lives of him, his wife, and their son. Told from Joel's perspective, this...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
So Not Happening (The Charmed Life, #1)
Synopsis: Bella Kirkwood is living it up in New York...until her mother's remarriage forces her to move to a small town and live on a farm with two un...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
The Curse (Forbidden Doors, #7)
Becka and Scott, two Christian siblings, are sent to Louisiana by their mysterious online friend Z to help a girl named Sara, who has taken up...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
First the Dead
Synopsis: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, federal disaster agents Jerry, Beth, and Nick "The Bug Man" Polchak go to investigate matters and ass...more
Mar 02, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
Acorna: The Unicorn Girl (Acorna #1)
When their demise is imminent, a mother and father jettison their newborn daughter from their spaceship to save her life. When she is found b...more
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
'Round The Corner (Sister Circle #2)
After Evelyn Peerbaugh opened up her house to renters, she and the four tenants became like sisters…but, since then, all of them have moved ou...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Dragon Weather (Obsidian Chronicles #1)
Arlian was content with village life on the Smoking Mountain…until the dragons came and destroyed everyone he loved and everything he had. Wit...more
Jul 06, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
The Chair
Corin Roscoe, an antique dealer and restorer, is given a chair that is said to be made by none other than Jesus Christ. Corin doesn't really b...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
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