Snapshots - #37: It, Breathe, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House

It (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Four inseparable friends in middle school bond with other three newcomers. They all have in common that they are bullied by the same people. Over the course of one summer they'll fend off bullies and face a centuries-old demon in the form of a clown, named Pennywise, whom has been disappearing kids and terrorizing the town of Derry, Maine, every twenty-seven years since the town was founded.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same title, It is a movie with a smart script and a sympathetic ensemble of nerds that deliver light humor, and deep thrills. It doesn't hurt that each and every character has his or her own arc, thus one gets to know their motivations and fears before Pennywise enters head on into the picture.
In a nod to 1980s movie classics such as The Goonies, and the Brat Pack ensemble, the newest adaptation of It takes place at the end of that decade, when it seems, at least from the Hollywood perspective, that every kid harbored a genius insi…

Coming in November... A book review of The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh

I'm excited again because author Heather Walsh contacted me to find out if I would accept a free copy of her latest book The Drake Equation, which came out at the beginning of October. When I read the blurb I had to say yes, that sounds so like me! Please visit this site in November for my review.

The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh


She’s a Democrat, he’s a Republican. She spends her days fighting
global warming at an environmental non-profit; he makes his living
doing PR for Bell Motors and their fleet of SUVs. But as soon as they
meet, Emily Crossley and Robert Drake realize they have encountered
their intellectual match. “You’re never challenged”, he tells her.
You’ve surrounded yourself in a cocoon of people who think exactly the
same way you do. She hurls the same accusation back at him, and the
fiery debates begin.

Despite both of their attempts to derail it, there is no denying that
they are falling in love. But their relationship is threatened by
political differences, Robert’s excessive work hours, and Emily’s fear
of losing her identity as she falls deeper in love.

Can their love survive? The Drake Equation is a tale of modern love
and all its complexities.