Saturday, 17 November 2018

Author Interview3 - M.D. Neu

Today I welcome M.D. Neu to the blog to answer a few questions for Author Interview³.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 16 November 2018

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book-blogger hopping.
Do you take notes about the book you are reading as you read?
No, is the short answer. At least, not with fiction. If it's a non-fiction work and it references another book I'd like to check out, I'll jot down those details. But that's about it.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Book Review: Romanov by Nadine Brandes (YA/Alternate History/Fantasy)

Title: Romanov
Author: Nadine Brandes
Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: 7 May 2019
eBook - PDF
YA/Alternate History/Fantasy
ARC via NetGalley

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Film Review: Boy Erased

Boy Erased
12 November 2018
114 mins
Joel Edgerton (Director) 
Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. (IMDB Synopsis)

With Boy Erased Edgerton delivers a drama all the more emotional when you think that it is based on true events. What I liked about the film was its careful balance. It probed the terrible actions that take place in conversion camps, but it did so in a way that avoided making accusations. Rather, it considered what had led the parents to send their son to such a place, and what might make them change their views. All the leads delivered excellent performances, and the story kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, as I waited to see how things would conclude. There are some confronting moments. Is that enough to require an R rating? I was a bit on the fence about that. It left me wondering if it would have gotten away with an MA-15+ had it not been LGBT. But who knows? Overall, though, this is an excellent drama and well worth a watch.