Thoughts on “The Last Wish” by Andrzej Sapkowski (Spoiler-Free)

I, like most burned Game of Thrones fans, was thrilled when Netflix announced they would be releasing a new High Fantasy show The Witcher. I didn't play the video games, nor had I read the books at that time, so I had no idea what to expect. Nevertheless, I was encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive [...]

The Amulet of Samarkand: Book One of the Bartimaeus Series (Spoiler-Free Review)

I don't have any recollection of people discussing this series in the early 2000s. I only have vague memories of Bartimaeus's face leering at me from atop a bookshelf at our school library in middle-school. I chose to read it only because I discovered it among my fiancé's books from his childhood home. It left [...]

Once Upon A Time: How The Dark Curse Made Everyone’s Lives Better

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS FOR ABC'S ONCE UPON A TIME.  Ah...Once Upon a Time....a show once so wondrous and imaginative now a collection of overused tropes and timeline retcons. I remember back in the day when I was first introduced to this show and how much I enjoyed the colorful characters, the intriguing [...]