I am a lover of literature in any form.
Books used to be my favorite form of entertainment. I’ve read more books than seen movies. But when I worked as a copywriter in an ad agency, I learned about production values, which made me appreciate the silver screen — big and small. And with the advent of highly-sophisticated special effects, the movie and TV experience now offers something that the written word cannot.
I started this blog for four reasons:
- People ask me about books before they read them, whether modern or classic. So I have an idea what it is they want to know.
- Professional movie and TV critics tend to leave out certain stuff in their reviews, like the plot being insipid, or the violence too graphic, or the ending too depressing — things which I would have wanted to know so that I could have avoided the show instead of being reeled in (pun intended) to watch.
- Books get made into movies and TV shows, and many people want to know: should I read the book? Should I watch the movie or TV show?
- There are certain elements in storytelling that are interesting to discuss, such as casting, plot, stereotypes, and my favorite topic, celebrities.
I want to share with you what I think of these forms of literature in a way that your friend would share with you. In fact, after reading my reviews, I hope you think of me as a friend.
Feel free to ask me any questions about my reviews, or suggest materials to review.