Pop Culture

MTM: Mud

If you haven't seen Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter, SHAME ON YOU. If you would like to earn my forgiveness, please consider his new film, Mud. It is the tale of Mud, played by Matthew McConaughey.  He is a criminal who is on the run from the law. He meets two young boys, Ellis and Neckbone,… Continue reading MTM: Mud

Pop Culture

Why you should be reading young adult novels

I have mentioned before that I predominantly read young adult books. From The Hunger Games to the Matched trilogy that I just finished, I can't get enough of them. I think that I am satisfying my inner teenager that feels cheated because these books weren't out when I was their target audience. With the successful… Continue reading Why you should be reading young adult novels

Pop Culture

MTM: Eden Lake

This weekend hubby and I watched Eden Lake. Eden Lake is a thriller about a couple who go away for a romantic weekend and encounter a gang of thug teenagers who end up terrorizing them. It is a movie that I had read about while searching for new horror films to watch. It was on… Continue reading MTM: Eden Lake

Good Things

Lovely Day

 This year I decided to jump on the band wagon of doing good deeds for my 38th birthday. I have been depressed for a few years now and wallowing in my self pity has not only become a hobby, it became a part of me. I have always been somebody that didn't want to be… Continue reading Lovely Day

Pop Culture

MTM: Catching Fire

     If you haven't bought a ticket to ride the train of awesome known as The Hunger Games series, here is my advice: DO IT NOW. Suzanne Collins' world of teens fighting for their lives in a game formed by a dystopian government will grab you in a way where you will be hiding… Continue reading MTM: Catching Fire

Word Therapy

Anatomy of a story

When I was a movie critic I tried not to read other reviews of a movie because it almost always ended up skewing my opinion of a film. As much as I would have my own views on a movie after I watched it, that voice from a review would always worm it's way in.… Continue reading Anatomy of a story