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Dec 25, 2011

First the good news: The second half of this witch-book had actual magic in it. It also had the end of the book, which meant we could stop reading.

The bad news is the book was still pretty boring. There was an extended scene involving balancing a colander on some scissors and asking it yes or no questions. Colanders,...

Dec 17, 2011

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane follows intrepid Harvard grad student Connie Goodwin as she looks for a magic spell book from colonial America... very slowly. We're halfway through this novel and so far Connie thinks the book might exist. Somewhere. Maybe.

Basically, if you were a fan of the first 10 pages of...

Dec 10, 2011

It turns out all you need to do to become Santa is to kill the current Santa.  To stay Santa, you just need to trick a frigid high school principal into marrying you.

Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) is a crappy father.  But after mostly ruining Christmas, he has the chance to redeem himself by putting on the suit of Santa...

Nov 25, 2011

As is typical with terrible books, the movie adaptation of Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer is an improvement on its source material.  They significantly toned down the baby-dating, wife-swamping aspects of the book and  focused on pretty visuals like a wedding in the woods and an island off Brazil.  

Breaking Dawn Part...

Nov 18, 2011

Wow.  Stephanie Meyer is all about the creepy in this book.  Every step of the way something new and disgusting happens.  I am almost convinced at this point that the whole Twilight saga was a big joke on the fans. 

Bella's pregnancy is killing her from the inside, but Edward's mind reading ability lets them know that...