Is It Any Good? (3 Reasons Why You Should Give a Badly Reviewed Book a Chance)

Is It Any Good-

So it’s movie night and my husband and I were searching for a movie to watch. Better yet stream. I suggested Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. He then asked me if it was any good.

“Is it any good?” How many times we asked or have been asked that question? The most obvious way to find out is through reviewers, critics and recommendations.

But what if valid points are provided to why something (movie, game, play, book, etc) isn’t good? Should we just listen and avoid it like the plague? Continue reading


Why I Loved Veronica Mars- A Storyteller’s Perspective

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Nancy Drew meets Daria. That is how I’d describe the Veronica Mars series by Rob Thomas. Needless to say, I was hooked 5 minutes into the first episode. After all, I loved reading the Nancy Drew series. And Daria was the best thing to happen to MTV (still don’t get the hoopla over Beavis and Butthead).
So, what made me decide to write a blog post about Veronica Mars? I was watching an episode from season 1 last week. The one where Logan Echolls asks Veronica for her sleuthing skills to track down his mother. When I started thinking, man this show had some great writing. Character and plot wise, Veronica Mars was this bookworm’s dream in a television show. You had a flawed yet likeable female protagonist. Deeply entrenched in the greatest mystery of Neptune, California. Who killed Lilly Kane? Continue reading