Tessa's book review: Jeffrey Siger's Chief Inspector Kaldis series

    MykonosAfter finishing the second Inspector Kaldis book while on vacation Memorial Day, I was really glad to write a review.  The books are short but packed with lots of color, and the colors are bright Aegean blue and blinding cloud white and dusty hillside tan. Oh, and blood red, dark as night, with occasional flashes of lurid orange.

Tessa's DVD review: Moneyball

Have you seen Moneyball yet?  This movie based on a true story is quite engaging.  Not much of a baseball fan, I still found myself  involved and enjoying this biopic.  There are some funny moments and inspiring ones, as well as the poignancy and sadness of Billy Beane's career and efforts, the focus of the story.  Rated PG-13 for language, there really isn't too much objectionable to this movie.

Tessa's series review: The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

    Perfect sitcom material! The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz are the height of sleuth spoofs!

Tessa's Christian book review: The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn

    Normally I skim books on prophecy and the "end of the world." Well, the nonfiction ones, anyway.  I am pretty well-versed on these issues, and most nonfiction books are basic introductory knowledge and repetitive.  This one isn't.  Written as fiction, it is quite effective in the literary tool chosen.  It immediately reminded me of Tolkien's The Hobbit, in which Gandalf needs to take all the dwarves and Bilbo to Beorn's house for help, but he knows that Beorn won't want them.  So Gandalf cleverly goes ahead with just Bilbo, telling the ot

Tessa's classic book review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged      With the recent filming of a movie version of Atlas Shrugged, there has been a lot of attention paid to Ayn Rand and her works.  Atlas Shrugged and  The Fountainhead vie for the title of masterpiece of Rand's writing.  As a young English major I devoured all her works, finding the philosophy behind them intriguing and attractive, although diametrically opposite to the f

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