Book Review: From a Certain Point of View

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Rating: 4.5/5

What it’s about: What if A New Hope was told entirely from the point of view of side characters. That’s the main premise of Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. From the loyal captain of the Tantive IV determined to keep Princess Leia Organa safe until his last breath to the force ghost of Qui-Gon Jinn and everyone–both good and bad, both known and unknown–in between.

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If You Like This, Read That: The Matrix, Gravity, and Star Wars

Sometimes you see a movie that you never want to end, and when the credits start rolling you’re left with a craving for more of that action and adventure. Fortunately, a great book is always there waiting to get you through your post-movie sadness. Here are three great sci fi books to read if you’re not ready for the space-filled adventures to end.

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Why I Love J.K. Rowling (and Wish She’d Stop Writing Sequels)

My love for Harry Potter goes way back—like, way back. I started reading about our favorite boy wizard so far back in grade school that I almost can’t remember a time before I knew about Hogwarts and magic and shape-shifting animals. Harry Potter helped me discover a love of words that turned me into an avid reader and set me on the path to becoming a writer. I’ve gone to Wizarding Worlds and played Quiditch on the playground and gone to midnight premiers and been sorted (proud Gryffinpuff, thank you very much). So when I say my love of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling is deep and enduring, I mean it.

But I really wish she would put the world of Harry Potter to rest.

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So You Like Wonder Woman…

So if you’re anything like me, you’ve already seen Wonder Woman once and are wishing you could go see it another 50 times. (Seriously, anyone want to go see Wonder Woman with me?)

The movie really was a masterpiece from start to finish. The story, the sets, the costumes, the writing, the cinematography, the fight choreography…everything was just so well done. To keep the awesome lady superhero feels going and to tide us all over until we can get back to the theater, here are a few recommendations for Wonder Woman fans to check out.

 

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Book Review: Wonder Woman Unbound

Book Review: Wonder Woman Unbound

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Book: Wonder Woman Unbound

Author: Tim Hanley

Genre: nonfiction

Rating: 4/5

What it’s about: From her inception as a character meant to pave the way for the coming matriarchy to her regressive romance-crazed incarnation of the 1960s, Wonder Woman has had a varied, often interesting, and sometimes troubling past. Hanley’s book tells the fascinating story of how one of the first comic book superheroes became the lasso-wielding  Amazonian heroine we know today.

 

 

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So You Like Firefly…

Let’s be honest, we’ll probably never be over the loss of Firefly. Much like Nathan Fillion, we will forever be making references and snide comments about its untimely demise.

And now to make that loss even worse, the Great Whedon Netflix Purge of April 2017 (as I’m calling it) has removed our favorite show from our favorite binge-watching service. Sigh. Well, here are some other shiny sci-fi ‘verses to fill the Serenity-shaped void in your hearts.

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So You Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer…

What show better captured the 90s spirit than the Whedon cult-classic about a high school vampire hunter with supernatural powers? Buffy the Vampire Slayer, equal parts campy, hilarious, and dark, is without compare. I’d love to make some pun about the show staking its way into our hearts, but I should probably just leave the one-liners to Buffy.

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Netflix is apparently removing Buffy from their lineup as of April 1st (I don’t want to talk about it), so in order to prepare ourselves for the sad Buffy-less times ahead, here are a couple of supernatural stories about butt-kicking ladies to keep you going.

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So You Like The Princess Bride…

The Princess Bride is a modern classic. Swordfighting! princesses! fire swamps! true love! It combines all the most enchanting elements of classic fairy tales with a sense of swashbuckling adventure and unmatched comedic sensibility.

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I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes (which is excellent, by the way), so I’ve had The Princess Bride on my mind. It got me thinking about what other books / movies / tv shows had the same sort of fairytale-esque adventure crossed with irreverent charm. It’s hard to match a story as great as that one, but here are two stories I think fans of The Princess Bride will love.

 

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