Snapshots - #38: Only the Brave, Jane, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Only the Brave (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Based on the true story of the effort it took to get a municipal crew of firefighters from Prescott, Arizona, certified as Hotshots. After battling thousands of wildfires since their inception, the Granite Mountain Hotshots answered a call to battle the Yarnell Hill fire—about 30 miles away from Prescott—along with several other crews. How they got to that point and what happened is what this movie is about.
Only the Brave is a drama with some thriller on the side, and excellent performances to boast of. It's got a dynamic pace, engaging plot, amazing shots of wildfires, fun camaraderie, and great music to underscore the action. As an audience, we care for the journey of that crew, individually and as a group, and as heartbreaking as the closing scenes are, we stand in awe at the sacrifices that firefighters and their families make every day of their lives. Only the Brave is a darn great tribute to them, and elite firefighters such as the Granite Moun…

Books Reviews


Alexander, III, M.D, Eben - Proof of Heaven
Alexander, Robert - Rasputin’s Daughter
Albom, Mitch - The Time Keeper
Alcott, Kate - A Touch of Stardust
Alcott, Kate - The Hollywood Daughter 
Allende, Isabel - La Ciudad de Las Bestias (City of the Beasts)    Spanish review  
Allende, Isabel - Eva Luna                                                              Spanish review
Allende, Isabel - La Casa de los Espíritus (House of Spirits)         Spanish review   
Ash Wolfe, Inger - The Calling (Hazel Micallef mystery #1)


Baldacci, David - One Summer
Baldacci, David - Hell’s Corner
Beah, Ishmael - A Long Way Gone 
Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo - Rimas (Rhymes)                          Spanish review
Benjamin, Melanie - The Swans of Fifth Avenue  
Berenson, Alex - The Shadow Patrol 
Berg, Elizabeth - The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand
Bohjalian, Chris - The Double Bind
Borges, Jorge Luis - Poesía Completa
            Parte 2: El Hacedor 
            Parte 3: El Otro, El Mismo
            Parte 4: Para las Seis Cuerdas, Elogio de la Sombra
            Parte 5: El Oro de los Tigres, La Rosa Profunda 
            Parte 6:
            English reviews (Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV)
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane Eyre 
Brown, Mike - Why I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming   
Bryan, Helen - The Sisterhood
Burgess, J.J. - Erlina of Whispering Pines


Cameron, Rita - Ophelia’s Muse
Canin, Ethan - A Doubter’s Almanac
Carpentier, Alejo - El Reino de Este Mundo                             Spanish review 
Carroll, James - The Cloister 
Carter, Philip - Altar of Bones
Celello, Erin - Miracle Beach
Chevalier, Tracy - Remarkable Creatures 
Cimino, Adria J. - A Perfumer’s Secret 
Cocozza, Paula - How to Be Human 
Coelho, Paulo - El Alquimista (The Alchemist)                           Spanish review  
Coelho, Paulo - La Quinta Montaña (The Fifth Mountain)          Spanish review  
Cornwell, Patricia - The Front


Dawes Green, George - Ravens
Deaver, Jeffery - The Burning Wire (Lincoln Rhyme series)
DeMille, Nelson - The Lion (John Corey series #5)
de Rosnay, Tatiana - A Secret Kept
de Rosnay, Tatiana - Sarah’s Key
Diamant, Anita - The Red Tent
Dunn, Matthew - Spycatcher


Escobar, Mario - Matar a Lutero (Kill Luther)                              Spanish review  


Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby 
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Beautiful and Damned  
Follett, Ken - Eye of The Needle
Follett, Ken - The Key to Rebecca 
Forsyth, Frederick - The Fourth Protocol  
Forsyth, Frederick - The Fist of God  
Forsyth, Frederick - Avenger 
Foster, Sara - Beneath the Shadows 
Freeman, Brian - The Bone House


Galassi, Jonathan - Muse
Gaylin, Alison - And She Was (Brenna Spector mystery #1)
Gaylin, Alison - Into the Dark (Brenna Spector mystery #2)
Gaylin, Alison - Stay With Me (Brenna Spector mystery #3)
Genova, Lisa - Inside the O’Briens
George, Nina - The Little Paris Bookshop
Gerritsen, Tess - Playing with Fire
Graham, Heather - Ghost Shadow 
Graham, Heather - Ghost Walk
Graham, Heather - When Darkness Falls (Alliance Vampires series)
Graham, Heather - The Night Is Watching (Krewe of Hunters series)
Graham, Heather - The Night Is Forever (Krewe of Hunters series)
Gruen, Sara - Ape House
Gruen, Sara - At the Water's Edge
Gudenkauf, Heather - One Breath Away
Gulland, Sandra - The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.  (Josephine B. Trilogy #1)


Hansen, Ron - Mariette in Ecstasy
Hansen, Ron - Exiles
Harr, Jonathan - The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece 
Harris, Robert - Conclave 
Henshaw, Mark - The Snow Kimono
Higgins Clark, Mary - The Shadow of your Smile
Hilderbrand, Elin - The Island
Hilderbrand, Elin - The Blue Bistro
Hilderbrand, Elin - Silver Girl 
Hilderbrand, Elin - The Castaways
Hilderbrand, Elin - Summerland
Hoag, Tami - Secrets to the Grave (Oak Knoll series)
Hoag, Tami - Ashes to Ashes 
Hoag, Tami - Down the Darkest Road (Oak Knoll series)


Jackson, Lisa - Born to Die


Kasischke, Laura - The Life Before her Eyes
Kearsley, Susanna - The Winter Sea
Kearsley, Susanna - The Rose Garden
Kearsley, Susanna - Mariana
Kearsley, Susanna - The Firebird
Kearsley, Susanna - Named of the Dragon  
Kearsley, Susanna - A Desperate Fortune  
Kearsley, Susanna - The Shadowy Horses 
King, Ross - Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Koontz, Dean - Odd Hours (Odd Thomas series)


Lambert, Charles - The Children’s Home  
Laskas, Jeanne Marie - Concussion 
Le Carré, John - Our Kind of Traitor
Lee, Harper - To Kill A Mockingbird
Les Becquets, Diane - Breaking Wild  
Lico Albanese, Laurie - Stolen Beauty  
Lippman, Laura - I’d Know You Anywhere


Martel, Yann - Life of Pi
McLain, Paula - Circling the Sun
McKenna, Christina - The Misremembered Man
Meltzer, Brad - The Inner Circle (Culper Ring series #1)
Meltzer, Brad - The President’s Shadow (Culper Ring series #3)
Micone, Leslie - Josephine
Moore, Christopher - Sacré Bleu: A Comedy D’Art
Morgenstern, Erin - The Night Circus
Morris, Mary - The Jazz Palace


Neggers, Carla - Saint’s Gate (Sharpe & Donovan series #1)
Neggers, Carla - Heron’s Cove (Sharpe & Donovan series #2)
Neggers, Carla - Rock Point (novella) (Sharpe & Donovan series prequel)
Neggers, Carla - Declan's Cross (Sharpe & Donovan series #3)         Re-read
Neggers, Carla - Harbor Island (Sharpe & Donovan series #4)


O’Loughlin, Ed - Minds of Winter 
O’Nan, Stewart - West of Sunset  
Orwell, George - Rebelión en la Granja (Animal Farm)                 Spanish review  


Patchett, Ann - Bel Canto
Patterson, James (and Liza Marklund) - The Postcard Killers
Pearl, Matthew - The Last Bookaneer
Picoult, Jodi - Leaving Time
Picoult, Jodi - Lone Wolf


Rachman, Tom - The Imperfectionists


Safran Foer, Jonathan - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 
Saunders, George - Lincoln in the Bardo  
Scherm, Rebecca - Unbecoming
Shapiro, B.A. - The Art Forger, A Novel
Silva, Daniel - The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon series #1)
Silva, Daniel - The English Assassin (Gabriel Allon series #2)
Silva, Daniel - The Confessor (Gabriel Allon series #3)
Silva, Daniel - A Death in Vienna (Gabriel Allon series #4)
Silva, Daniel - Prince of Fire (Gabriel Allon series #5)
Silva, Daniel - The Messenger (Gabriel Allon series #6)
Silva, Daniel - The Secret Servant (Gabriel Allon series #7)
Silva, Daniel - Moscow Rules (Gabriel Allon series #8)
Silva, Daniel - The Defector (Gabriel Allon series #9)
Silva, Daniel - The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon series #10)
Silva, Daniel - Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon series #11)
Silva, Daniel - The Fallen Angel  (Gabriel Allon series #12)
Silva, Daniel - The English Girl  (Gabriel Allon series #13)
Silva, Daniel - The Heist (Gabriel Allon series #14)
Silva, Daniel - The English Spy (Gabriel Allon series #15)
Silva, Daniel - The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon series #16)  
Silva, Daniel - House of Spies (Gabriel Allon series #17) 
Sloan, Robin - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore  
Stedman, M.L. - The Light Between Oceans
Steinhauer, Olen - All the Old Knives  
Steinhauer, Olen - The Tourist (Milo Weaver Book 1)


Tey, Josephine - To Love and Be Wise (Inspector Alan Grant Book 4)
Tey, Josephine - The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant Book 5)
Thorne, T.K. - Angels at the Gate


Unger, Lisa - Heartbroken



Walsh, Heather - The Drake Equation
Weir, Andy - The Martian
Webb, Heather - Rodin’s Lover
White, June L. - Daughters of Isis