Don't deny this happens to you. We all get down, hit a rough patch, lose a job or get a divorce. Sometimes a gripping action movie is just what you need. But sometimes nothing works but a good, heartwarming laugh. For those moments, there is one author I can always count on. He's gone now, but his works will endure. The author is James Herriot, whose real name was James Alfred Wight, or Alf.
The volume The dragonriders of Pern contains three of my all-time favorite titles: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The white dragon. Anne McCaffrey is a prolific writer with multiple scifi/fantasy series, but her Pern volumes are the most numerous and arguably the most popular. What has always appealed to me, first, is Pern itself: its beautiful dragons and Earth backhistory and curre
If you haven't seen the remake of A-team, I encourage you to check that one out. This movie takes the old series and does it even better. All the characters are great--and they make a great team. There are multiple laugh-out-loud lines and gags along with a mostly good plot.
The seventh book in Louise Penny's Three Pines series was released in August. I am surprised to discover I haven't reviewed her books before this! From her very first book, Penny became a favorite author and has remained so with each addition to the series. The setting is a tiny village of Québec south of Montréal with a disproportionate share of creative geniuses and artful curmudgeons. And also, as a character in A trick of the light puts it,