Category Archives: Reviews

Summer Reading: Gems From Book View Café Authors

Night Calls by Katharine Elisak Kimbriel

Before I took off for ten days in New York City, I loaded up my trusty e-readers with offerings from Book View Café writers, then picked books at random. What a delight they were! Katharine Eliska Kimbriel’s “Alfreda” novels – … Continue reading


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SF Gateway Reviews Vonda McIntyre’s Dreamsnake

Online genre magazine SF Gateway ran a very nice write-up of Vonda McIntyre’s work. The review, written by Kevin McVeigh, is entitled From the Attic VII: Vonda N. McIntyre. Vonda fans can read it here. I’d say this rates a big, zesty HURRAH!


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Edge of Tomorrow: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Oh, the pleasures of a summer action movie! There is nothing like checking your brain at the door and just letting it rip. Edge of Tomorrow touches all the necessary bases for success. Bloodless violence! Combat … Continue reading


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Peter & the Starcatchers: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough This is a review of the touring theatrical production, which I saw last weekend at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.  The show is based on the children’s novel of the same name, by Dave Barry … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday 1-29-14

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading


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End Of The Year Reading

an equal music

The winter holiday season has always seemed to me to be a good time to strike out beyond my usual reading preferences. Maybe that’s a relic from the childhood years when adult relatives would give me the books they thought … Continue reading


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Enchanted: A Very Short Review

enchanted

By Brenda W. Clough So it came out in 2007 — I was busy then.  Only this month did I get a chance to see Enchanted, the Disney movie starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey and James Marsden. What a delightful … Continue reading


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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: A Very Short Review

By Brenda W. Clough  The besetting difficulty with the trilogy form is the middle volume. Or, in the case of The Hobbit, it’s the middle film. To inclue the new reader or viewer, yet without boring the returning fan. To … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday 12/18

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? • What … Continue reading


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Frozen: A Very Short Review

By Brenda W. Clough  I believe I can remember seeing my first Walt Disney animated movie. It was Sleeping Beauty. I see from IMDB that this came out in 1959, so that would be just about right. If anyone wants … Continue reading


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