TV Reviews

TV Review: Doctor Who Series 10

I always said I wanted to finish out Peter Capaldi's run as the Twelfth Doctor--and I'm proud to announce I finally worked up the courage to do the thing: I've seen Doctor Who: Series 10*. And yes, my emotions felt like they'd been run through one of those old-timey laundry wringers by the end--BUT IT… Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Series 10

movie reviews

Movie Review: “Darkest Hour”

As an avid student of World War II history, I was so excited about finally getting to see Darkest Hour*, the latest in a long list of films about the legendary British prime minister Winston Churchill. "A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime… Continue reading Movie Review: “Darkest Hour”

My Writing

Lionhearted, Second Draft: COMPLETE!

(*excitedly bangs a spoon on the bottom of a pot*) Guys, guess what? I finished the second draft of Lionhearted!!! On May 14 I wrote, and I quote: "I hope to be finished by the end of summer. Ambitious much? Maybe. Lionhearted has thirty chapters and I’ve already edited eighteen of them in four months, so it’s possible. At… Continue reading Lionhearted, Second Draft: COMPLETE!

Book Reviews

Book Review/Shout-Out: “How Easy Company Became a Band of Brothers”

Last year, not long after I read and watched Band of Brothers for the first time, I found out about a Kickstarter project run by a descendant of one of Easy Company's most beloved medics. Chris Langlois, the grandson of Eugene "Doc" Roe, had an idea for a children's book about Easy Company and had started… Continue reading Book Review/Shout-Out: “How Easy Company Became a Band of Brothers”

movie reviews

The Greatest Showman: An Interview With My Littlest Sisters

I wanted to write a review of The Greatest Showman* for this week's post, but while I was washing dishes one evening I thought, "Could I approach it from a different angle?" The answer to that question surprised and delighted me: why not interview the biggest fans of The Greatest Showman in your life? Namely, my two littlest sisters, 11-year-old Lillie and… Continue reading The Greatest Showman: An Interview With My Littlest Sisters

Victoria ITV

My Personal 19th Century Aesthetic (or, The Costumes of “Victoria: Season 1”)

I'm glad I'd already decided to write about costumes for this week's post: my brain is still a bit frayed at the edges after seeing Avengers: Infinity War on Saturday. Once I can write about it without accidentally dropping a spoiler (i.e., once most of the world has seen it), I'll be sure to post my thoughts! All… Continue reading My Personal 19th Century Aesthetic (or, The Costumes of “Victoria: Season 1”)