Sunday, July 31, 2011

0 Giveaways

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If you have a giveaway going on, why don't you link it up here? I'll help spread the word! All you have to do fill out Mr.Linky below. Don't forget to put when your giveaway ends. If you have any questions you can email me or @ me on twitter(@2readornot2read).  Bookish giveaways only please. 





Saturday, July 30, 2011

0 What's Your Status? Personal and Bookish





Zakiya from Butterfly Feet Walking on Life has a fantastic meme. In this meme you post your status of the books your reading this week, books you finished this week, books you're going to read next, and books you plan on buying this week. You can also post what reviews and memes you participated in for the week.


Personally:
I have been so busy these last few weeks. I feel so burnt out by everything. Thursday afternoon I just vegged out in-front of the TV and watched Project Runway. I have managed to get some reading done but not a lot. I thought I would have more time during the summer with the kids out of school. It seems like every time I pick up a book, I'm interrupted.  That's life I guess. I am thankful that I have some reviews already written, it's helped me get through this week. My google reader is overflowing. Did you know it stops at 1000 posts? Mine just says that I have 1000+ to view. I feel bad for not being able to keep up with all the blogs I follow. I apologize for not responding to comments and not commenting on other blogs as well. Also my email got hacked. If you received an email from me lately with a link to a porn site, please know that I did not send it. I hope the situation is rectified now and will no longer be an issue. I know that things are going to start getting more hectic when the kids go back to school and I go back to work. Because of this I made the decision not to accept anymore review request right now. This is a tough decision to make but  I need to get my TBR pile under control. I love blogging too much for it to become stressful. Anyway, enough about me.  Now my bookish status:


What I finished last week:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Called Home by Gloria Schumann

What I'm reading now:

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rolling
(I couldn't wait to start this book after finishing the Half-Blood Prince)

What's next in my TBR pile:

Veiled Rose (Tales of the Goldstone Wood) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
I love the cover to this book! 


That's my status for this week, what's yours? 



Thursday, July 28, 2011

0 Blood Moon

Title: Blood Moon (Blood Series Book 2)
Author T. Lynne Tolles
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: May 30, 2010
paperback, 225 pages
ISBN: 978-1-45380006-7-6
available @ Amazon




Summary:
 Blake Bloomington is on the outs with his girlfriend Rowan O'Rielly and decides to spend some quality time with Dean Wolfe, the werewolf who helped Rowan through her first transformation as a werewolf in 'Blood of a Werewolf'. Blake hopes to learn all he can about werewolves and at the same time win Rowan back. 
In the interim, a slough of young women in neighboring towns all up and down the coast are mysteriously disappearing. Coincidentally, two stranger's are in town, who are somehow related to Rowan and Darby O'Rielly's family's witchy past.
Are they trying to get a hold of the ancient spell that is hidden in the O'Rielly's Book of Shadows or is there a vendetta to be paid? Mysteries are unravelled and old stories are told while wounds are healed and friends are made.



Blood Moon is the second book in the Blood Series by T. Lynne Tolles. I was eager to read this novel because the ending of  the first book, Blood of a Werewolf left me hanging. I could not wait to get back to Darby, Rowan, Blake and Devon. This book picked up right where the last book left off. Darby and Devon are as strong as ever but Blake and Rowan are still on the outs. Blake tries to get back into Rowan's good graces by going to see Dean Wolfe. While he's gone mysterious things start to happen. Girls are vanishing all over the place. Darby and Rowan uncover an ancient family feud and someone is after the Book of Shadows. 
This is a great second book to the series. I love that T. Lynne Tolles gives us a deeper insight to the characters. Dean Wolfe is a great addition to the group. I'm so glad that we got to see more of him. I love his sense of humor. The story line in this novel was riddled in mystery. There is suspense and drama also. Once again I found myself reading this book in an afternoon. It's hard to put down. If you haven't read this series yet, what are you waiting for? 






Check out these sites to find out more about the author: website |blog | twitter | facebook


*I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion of the novel.



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

6 Jane Was Here

Title: Jane Was Here
Author: Sarah Kernochan
Publisher: Grey Swan Press
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
hardcover, 298 pages
ISBN: 0980037727(ISBN 13: 9780980037722)
Available @ Amazon




Summary:
A mysterious young woman calling herself Jane turns up in a small New England town. She claims a fragmentary memory of growing up in this place, yet she has never been here before in her life. Upon her arrival, strange and alarming things begin happening to some of the town's inhabitants. As Jane's memories reawaken piece by piece, they carry her back to a long-buried secret, while the townspeople hurtle forward to a horrific event when past and present fatally collide.


Jane Was Here by Sarah Kernochan is an intriguing story from beginning to end. It is a mysterious and  anomalous story about Jane. Jane is a bit of a mystery. She shows up one night at the house that Brett Sampson has rented claiming to have lived there. Jane doesn't know how she knows this, she just does. Brett is strangely drawn to Jane and he makes it his mission to help her unravel her cryptic past. 
The story line in this novel is strange but good. I found myself wrapped up in the story not able to put this book down. I was just as eager as Jane to find out all the mysteries that surrounded her. I also enjoyed the historical elements of this novel as well as the themes such as forgiveness, karma and reincarnation. 
The characters in Jane Was Here are also very interesting. They are a diverse group of people that are drawn together through past actions. Some of the characters are very rough, abrasive and despicable . There are some pretty heavy elements in this story such as rape and murder as well. 
Overall I really enjoyed this book. Sarah Kernochan presents the story in such a way that it's hard to put down. It's very mysterious and arresting. There are some sensitive subject matters in this novel so I wouldn't recommend this book to young readers. However if you enjoy an intriguing story I would recommend this book to you. I enjoyed the enigma that is Jane. 


My rating:

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*I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest book review. This in no way influenced my opinion.


Monday, July 25, 2011

5 Darkfever

Title: Darkfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: August 28, 2007
paperback, 342 pages
ISBN: 978-0-440-24098-3
Genre: Urban Fantasy 


Summary:
MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….



Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning is the first book in the Fever Series. I picked up this book because I've heard a lot of positive buzz around the blogosphere for this series. I wanted to see for myself what all the fuss was about. I'm happy to report back that I really liked this first book. What I like most about it was it was not like I thought it would be. It was a lot darker. The story centers around Mac. Mac travels to Ireland after the brutal murder of her sister. The police have closed the case and Mac travels to the emerald island to change their mind. Mac's love and devotion towards her sister is heart breaking. Mac starts asking questions and seeing things that don't make any sense. Mac learns that she has a special ability to see Fae. As cool as that might sound it's anything but. You see the fairies in this story are nothing like Tinker Bell. The Fairies in this story are cruel and dangerous. However Mac stays on course to find out the truth behind her sisters death. Along the way she meets the tall, dark and mysterious stranger, Jericho Barrons. When Barrons hears her in a public place asking about things she shouldn't be asking about it sets him off. On top of that Barrons finds out that she can see Fae. He plans to use that to his advantage. I love Mac. She's a girly girl who is not afraid to kick a little butt. She is a strong female character but not in the obvious sense. I love her quirky sense of humor and her swear words. I was not so crazy about Jericho Barrons character in the beginning. He is too much of a jerk. However as the story progresses Karen Marie Moning lets us see a more relaxed side of Barrons. 
Overall I thought this story was great. It was not as I expected but it was more. I love the ancient myths and legends used in Darkfever. It is dark, enigmatic and formidable. I've got the fever! I definitely will continue reading this series. 




To find out more about this author and series check out: website | blog | facebook | twitter


*To the FTC with love: I bought this book.



Saturday, July 23, 2011

0 What's Your Status?



Zakiya from Butterfly Feet Walking on Life has a fantastic meme. In this meme you post your status of the books your reading this week, books you finished this week, books you're going to read next, and books you plan on buying this week. You can also post what reviews and memes you participated in for the week. I took last weekend off so I didn't post WYS so this week is two weeks worth of info. 


In the last two weeks I read:
A Girl Named Willow Krimble by Giuseppe Bianco
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
Jane Was Here By Sarah Kernochan
A Weekend With Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly
Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby
Moonbeams by Lakisha Spletzer

Currently I'm Reading:

The Summer We Came to Life by Deborah Cloyed




Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince


Next on my TBR list:




Called Home: Two Hearts Answer by Gloria Schumann

That's my status for this week, what's yours? 


Friday, July 22, 2011

5 And I thought Voldemort was evil! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date:  June 21, 2003
Hardcover, 870 pages
ISBN: 0-439-35806-X


Summary:
There is a door at the end of a silent corridor, and it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?
Here are just a few of the things on Harry's mind:
• A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey
• A venomous, disgruntled house-elf
• Ron as Keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team
• The looming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams
. . . and of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. 



After the last book, Goblet of Fire, this series became darker. The Order of the Phoenix is full on dark. Harry himself is in a dark place as well. He feels forgotten, left out and ostracized. Harry is angry at practically everybody. His relationship with Ron and Hermione has suffered also. In this book Harry is introduced to the Order of the Phoenix, which is a secret group of wizards and witches that are preparing to fight against the Dark Lord. They are in secret because the Minister of Magic refuses to believe Harry or Dumbledore. This sets the ominous tone for this novel. 
J.K. Rowling has brought back many of the characters that I love plus has introduced some new characters. One of my new favorites is Luna Lovegood. She seems like an airhead on the surface but she's much more astute than anyone gives her credit for. The new character that I love to hate is Deloris Umbridge. I think Voldemort might have some competition in a who is more evil contest. 
Some of the students at Hogwarts decide to take matters in their hands and form a secret group called Dumbledore's Army. The plan is to practice some Defense Against the Dark Arts spells themselves because the Ministry refuses. I really like the gumption of the Hogwarts students, especially Neville Longbottom. He has come a long way since the first book. He's still a bit of a klutz but he's also very brave. 
I love the way J.K. Rowling has written these characters. I feel like I'm literally watching them evolve on paper. I think these books are some of the most well written books out there.




Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

3 Ordeal review and giveaway



Title: Ordeal
Author: T. K. Varenko
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: February 7, 2010
paperback, 214 pages
ISBN:  1450549896 (ISBN13: 9781450549899)




Summary: 

It is a verse-ornated story
About love, betrayal, wrath,
Royal vampires' bliss and glory
Bringing them straight to their death.

Luella, fierce, strong vampire,
Falls for a pretty human catch
Sent on her fiancé's desire
To celebrate they are engaged.

This unexpected turnabout
Is doomed to come to a dead end:
Her human sweetheart's dead to shroud;
Her fiancé's avenged for that;

And she is punished for blood treason,
Banished into a mortal child,
Whose human body is a prison
For all her powers to bind.

Her memories obliterated,
She is to find her love at last
Who proves to be too much related
To the misfortunes from her past.



Ordeal by T.K. Varenko is a novel told in verse. It's the story of a complicated relationship between Alice and Derek. Alice and Derek are both loners. They are mysteriously drawn to each other. When Alice starts having strange dreams she realized that she and Derek must have known each other in another life. Derek, a vampire, wants Alice. He doesn't care about the consequences he'll have to face for breaking the law and being with a human. Complications come at them from all sides.Derek and Alice have to find a way to be together before they are doomed to spend an eternity apart. 
I don't have a lot of experience with reading books in verse but I found this book enjoyable. T.K. Verenko weaves an interesting tale of two star crossed lovers. Although I'm a sucker for love stories I was happy to discover that this one is different from other stories out there. It's full of heartache, deceit, and true love. 


To find out more about the author and the novel, check out: website | facebook 






I'm giving away my gently read copy of Ordeal. If you would like a chance to win this book all you need to do is:

  • Check out my contest/giveaway guidelines
  • You must be at least 13 years old
  • You do not have to be a follower to enter
  • You MUST fill out the form below
  • This giveaway is only open to US residents
  • Giveaway ends July 28, 2011


*I received a copy of this book for review purposes from the author. This in no way influenced my opinion.

0 Bargain Books

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

3 A Wife for Mr. Darcy

Title: A Wife for Mr. Darcy
Author: Mary Lydon Simonsen
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
paperback, 384 pages
ISBN: 1402246161 (ISBN13: 9781402246166)
available @ Amazon


Summary:
When he meets Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy is already courting another young lady and now, in addition to his original qualms, Darcy has a real matter of honor to overcome...


A Wife for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen picks up the day after Mr. Darcy insults Elizabeth Bennett at the Meryton Ball. Mr. Darcy goes to the Bennett house to apologize to Elizabeth for his rude behavior. Elizabeth catches him off guard by being very charming and playful. However Mr. Darcy has started to court another young lady. He is bound by duty and honor to do the right thing but he can't seem to get Elizabeth out of his head. 
This is an interesting take on Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy is not the same proud man he is in the original book. Elizabeth is quick to set him at ease with her sparkling personality. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are very attracted to one another but they must follow the rules of society and decorum, even if it means unhappiness for both parties. Georgiana is a huge part of this story also. She plays a bit of a matchmaker for her brother. I really like her part of the story. I'm so glad that Mary Lydon Simonsen chose to give her a bigger part in this book. Georgiana has a good partner in crime with Col. Fitzwilliam. 
Overall I thought this book was good. I liked the direction the storyline took us. I thought it was a good alternative to the original story. I love the conspirators used to bring Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy together. This wasn't the best sequel I read but it was enjoyable non the less.


My review:

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*I received this book from Sourcebooks for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my review.


8 Winners, Winners and more Winners!

I have quite a few winners to announce today. Thank you to everyone who entered these contests. In case you're wondering I use random.org to pick the winners. One other announcement:  A few weeks ago Shelley Workinger gave away a copy of Settling here on the blog. She's got a really great deal going on right now, so if you didn't win or you haven't read the books, stop by her website to check it out. So without further ado.....


The winners of Dracula In Love are:
Kelsey O.
Beth Harbin
Judy Cox
Laura Morales
Anita Yancey
*please check your email on details on how to claim your prize. Don't forget to look in your SPAM box. You have 48 hours to claim your prize. 


The winners of Jane Was Here 
(US)
Monica
Melissa
Rebecca from Becks Book Picks
Harpreet Singh
Mizbez
*Please check your email for details on how to claim your prize. Be sure to check your SPAM box as well. You have 48 hours to claim your prize.

The Winners of Jane Was Here
(International)
Seesen9
Diana
Christine Davis
Jasmine1489
Dee
*I will forward your email addresses to the author.


The winner of blog fest is:
Tirabaralla
*Please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize. Be sure to check your SPAM box too.


Congrats to all the winners! 

Monday, July 18, 2011

3 Connie Corcoran Wilson Guest Post and giveaway


by Connie (Corcoran) Wilson, M.S.

I have loved the movies since I was a young girl living across the street from  the Malek Theater in Independence, Iowa. My sister (Kay) and I would attend the westerns every Saturday and fight over the arm-rest and the popcorn and root for the cavalry to rescue the Fort from the attacking Indians. I was always fascinated with the tid-bit of knowledge that my mother used to play the organ for silent movies in her hometown of Hospers, Iowa. I host  an Oscar-predicting party with a traveling trophy every year with another couple, close friends who are movie buffs.

As I moved on to college at the University of Iowa, I found myself associating with  film students, especially Ted Hicks of Early, Iowa, who was obsessed with the sixties films of Hammer Productions featuring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. (Ted now lives in New York City and helps decide who will receive the Christopher awards in film or television, for being a good influence in society, as, for instance, with "Sesame Street.")

 Little did I know that one day I would be an active, voting member of the HWA---Horror Writers' Association---when Ted was dragging me to those early classic horror films. I also hung out with the crowd that Nick Meyer (later the director of "Time After Time" and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan") ran with at Iowa, appearing in a student film and auditing  film classes. But my majors were English and Journalism and my parents (a banker and a kindergarten teacher) were much too practical to indulge my love of the movies by suggesting any sort of career in that improbable celluloid land known as Hollywood.

I presented myself in the outer lobby of the old Quad City Times building in the early 1970s, after winning an Oscar-predicting contest for the tenth time  (I've won one every year from 1976 to the present) and offered to review films for that local Davenport, Iowa paper. Editor/columnist Bill Wundram, to whom the book is dedicated, took me up on the offer after a trial film ("Lipstick") and hired me as a "stringer." I continued teaching my Silvis (IL) Junior High School students and, later, my college students, but I wrote film criticism and, later, book and play critiques. Remarkably, Bill Wundram has been at his desk at the Quad City Times since 1944, 67 years, longer than any other columnist in the nation. He continues at his desk today. A statue of Bill stands outside the Times building. My book is dedicated to Bill Wundram who let me indulge my passion for film.

The research that went into It Came from the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now was considerable, but most of  it was done at the time, which is an important distinction. This is not a book written through today's filter. It is a book that was written as the 70s were unfolding, complete with emerging roles of working women (Jill Clayburgh's "An Unmarried Woman"), backlash from the Vietnam War ("Apocalypse Now," "Coming Home") and other trends, including the rise of the horror film, which began with Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" before hitting its stride in the seventies. (Look for my essay, "Psycho Analysis: When Perfect Should Prevail," comparing the "Psycho" remake to the original in the anthology "Body Counts and Butcher Knives.")

Yes, there were a few films that I had to write from the vantage point of "looking back," mainly because I couldn't find all of the reviews I wrote at the time. Of the 50 films representative of the decade that I ultimately selected, only 6 in the book are written through today's filter.

When I remembered having written a review of a certain film, (such as "Superman") and my 15 or so carefully preserved scrapbooks didn't immediately yield that piece (this book barely scratched the surface of the reviews I saved), I painstakingly searched  through micro-fiche at the Davenport Public Library. I contacted directors for some previously unpublished photos (thanks to Mick Garris, in particular), besides those contained in my carefully-preserved press kits of the day.

Most importantly, John Teehan (the publisher) worked very hard to bring the old newsprint and  reviews of the day up to par. The standard in the 1970s was 150 dots-per-inch. Today, John said, we needed to improve those pictures to 600 dots-per-inch to have good quality illustrations. There are 76 illustrations in the book, roughly one every 3 pages. This was no easy task. I am eternally grateful to John, a veteran book layout man, for undertaking to help me and, ultimately, saying he would like to publish the book.

This book is a labor of love. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved writing the reviews during the days when I was 25 to 35. They've been in my scrapbooks for over 40 years.  I continue to review film for Yahoo (covered the Chicago Film Festival in October) and Associated Content and WeeklyWilson, my own blog. (See my review of "The Tree of Life" up at www.WeeklyWilson.com now.) My piece entitled "The Best Films of the Decade 2000-2010" has had over 85,000 "hits," and I'm not done yet. So stay tuned for other decades to follow.


Connie is giving away cool It Came from the '70s luggage tags to 10 of my lucky readers.  In addition, she will send the winners a short story "sneak preview" of her upcoming short story collection, Hellfire & Damnation II, the sequel to Hellfire & Damnation (all available on Kindle right now; short story title "The Bureau.")  She welcomes reviews of "The Bureau" on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com, as well as comments or reviews of It Came From the 70's on Amazon.com. 
Additionally, if you purchase a copy of It Came from the '70s and post a review for it on BarnesandNoble.com and/or Amazon.com, Connie will send you her new novel, about to be released on Kindle, The Color of Evil.  The Color of Evil is a thriller about a young boy with paranormal abilities.  You can even suggest plot directions to Connie by e-mail for this first-in-a-series novel and, if you wish, Connie will use your name as a character in the novel.
Both "The Bureau" (6,500 word short story) and The Color of Evil  (80,000 word novel, Book One) will be sent to you by e-mail, free of charge, as a Microsoft Word document to read on your computer.
After you have reviewed It Came from the '70s on BarnesandNoble.com and/or Amazon.com, Please send Connie a link at EINNOC10@Aol.com, with Book Tour Review in the subject line, to claim your free copy of The Color of Evil
Connie is giving away 10 It Came From the '70s luggage tags. To enter all you need to do is:
1. Comment and tell me what your favorite movie of all time is and fill out the form below.
2. You must be at least 13 years old.
3. Giveaway open to US addresses only.
4. You don't have to be a follower to enter.
5. Giveaway ends July 31, 2011


Sunday, July 17, 2011

1 It Came From the '70s: From the Godfather to Apocalypse Now {review}

Title: It Came From the '70s: From the Godfather to Apocalypse Now
Author: Connie Corcoran Wilson
Publisher: The Merry Blacksmith Press
Publication Date: December 14, 2010
paperback, 256 pages
ISBN: 1-45379-102-7 (978-1-45379-102-8)
available @ Amazon

Summary:
"It Came from the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now": 50 reviews published in the Quad City Times between 1970-1979, with information on the making of such classic films as "Apocalypse Now," "Alien," "The Godfather" (I & II), "Dog Day Afternoon," "Marathon Man," "Chinatown," with 76 photos, major cast and trivia.The original reviews capture the zeitgest of the decade; the new material is engrossing, informative, and entertaining. This book is not only a good read, but a fine reference tool. Mick Garris (American Filmmaker/Screenwriter/Director) summed it up this way: "This book is a wonderful and inclusive chronicle of the 1970's." Forty plus years of archives, assembled for movie-lovers everywhere by the Yahoo film critic whose "The Best Movies of the Decade 2000-2010" ranks #1 on Google with over 35,000 "hits."


The 70’s. What can I say about the 70’s when it comes to the movies? In my opinion there has never been a more grand time in the movies. I was born in 1968, so my memories from 70’s movies are mostly late 70’s and consist of the big blockbuster movies that would appeal to kids like Star Wars and Superman.  As I have matured so has my appreciation of the cinematic brilliance of this decade, although Star Wars is still one of my favorites of all time. I find myself stopping as I flip through the channels whenever I see it on, quoting the dialog as I watch until an hour and a half later I think, “What am I doing? I have this on DVD.”  As time goes on, it becomes more apparent to me how wonderful the 70’s were in the film industry. Movies such as Chinatown, Apocalypse Now, Rocky and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest have entrenched themselves on my best of lists. So when I was asked to review It Came From the 70’s, I was thrilled. This is a fantastic collection of movie reviews written by Connie Corcoran Wilson from her time with the Quad City Times. I love that she gives a true slice of the era by providing not only the rave reviews but also some that were not so stellar. I am a trivia nut, so the trivia questions at the end of the reviews were a welcome addition.  They were genuinely challenging and insightful.  The author also includes a few non-film reviews articles that are very well written, including her best and worst for each year 1976-1979. If you are a fan of 70’s movies or know someone who is, this is a definite must have for the library. I found it to be a fun trip down memory lane that also brought something new to the spotlight. It has now become my mission to see every movie represented in this collection (even those that did not receive the best review).


My rating:


To find out more  about the author, check out check out her website | blog 

*A copy of this book was received in exchange for a review. This is no way influenced my opinion of the book.



 

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