Here’s Why This Is My Favorite Movie Soundtrack

As a life-long musician, I am fascinated by music scores. Music has always played heavily in the theater arts, and some plays—musicals and opera—heavily rely on music to convey the story.

Consider that at the start of the movie industry, back when movies were still silent, a music was an integral part of the experience. Typically an organ, but sometimes a full orchestra (in the larger movie theaters which were often opera houses), would accompany the movie and help give context to the silent pictures.

Music has been an important part of movies ever since. And I for one believe a movie soundtracks can make (or potentially break) a movie. Continue reading

A Crazy Step-Filled Week

This has been a rather crazy week. It was Monday, then I turned around and it’s Friday already.

Happy Friday!

As a result, I have slacked on posting this week. I could blame part of that on work. But while I may have been a bit busier than normal, that doesn’t excuse evenings and early morning writing.

What really happened was FitBit. More specifically, a FitBit workweek hustle challenge. Continue reading

On Writing Book Reviews (or What to Expect from My Reviews)

Everyone has their own style and method to writing reviews of books. Some people choose to retell the premise of the book, often copying the book blurbs from the back of the book or from Goodreads. Others use cute or funny gifs and jpgs to express their opinions. Some simply quote passages of the book. Others do that with their opinions interspersed. One review I saw consisted of photos of the places discussed in the book. There was no real review one that one.

I saw one review that consisted only of photos of the places discussed in the book. There was no real review one that one other than the number of stars she gave the book.

To each their own. Continue reading

Just Read

As an avid reader, I spend a lot of time on book sites, particularly Goodreads. One of the benefits of using Goodreads is being able to ask questions about a book. People ask all sorts of questions from the content to formats to the movie, when applicable.

While leaving a review about A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, I saw a question that made me pause and it stuck with me.  Continue reading