Murder, She Meowed (1997)

Murder, She Meowed is another Mrs. Murphy (and Tucker and Harry) murder mystery.  Harry find herself trying to solve the mystery of two murdered jockeys when she officiates a jump at an equestrian event.

She can’t do it alone however, it is up to the cats and dogs of the area to guide her to the culprit.

This was a quick, involving read and is not better or worse than any of the other books in the series.

Amazon Score 4.5/5
Thriftbooks Score 4.5/5


Amy’s O (2001)

One of the Sundance movies, Amy’s O (Amy’s Orgasm) is the story of an independent woman, an author of women’s self-help books, who falls for a womanizing shock-jock.

Despite the low-ish rating on IMDB, I liked this movie. It’s funny. It is an R-Rated movie, so watch out.

IMDB Score 5.3/10
Amazon Score 3.7/5


3% (2016)

Only 3% of those who apply to go to The Offshore make it through The Process, a strict culling of applicants.

This is another dystopian/utopian TV series, reportedly between The Hunger Games and Battle Royale.  I’ve only seen the first half of the first season, but so far it is sucking me in.

IMDB Score 7.7/10

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The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life (2012)

I got The 7 as a Christmas present from a neighbor.

It is an interesting read. Authors Glenn Beck (yes, that Glenn Beck) and Dr. Keith Ablow write about seven attributes that we all have that can lead to a better life.

The seven wonders are:

  • Courage
  • Faith
  • Truth
  • Compassion
  • Friendship
  • Family
  • Common Sense

Glenn shares his journey and Dr. Ablow expands on these keys to describe how you can get your life back on track if you’ve gone off the path.

An interesting read that I’ll have to review if I find myself straying.

Amazon Score: 4.5/5
Thriftbooks Score: Unrated


The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

Edward has left Forks to protect Bella. In the friendship vacuum that creates, Bella grows closer to Jacob Black. The friction between Jacob and Edward is explained when we find out that Jacob is a werewolf and is charged with protecting the world from vampires along with others from his tribe.

You can see the difference in ratings between Amazon and IMDB, I’d say it’s better than a 4.6/10. This is an Amazon pick which shows that film has real promise.

IMDB Score 4.6/10
Amazon Score 4.4/5


Seconds (1966)

A middle-aged man fakes his death with the help of an organization experienced in providing new lives. Now as a younger man in a designed-for-him life, Tony Wilson (Rock Hudson) needs to get comfortable in his new life.

But, something is not quite right…

This is a classic, remastered to be a part of the Criterion Collection and is a good film.

IMDB Score 7.7/10
Amazon Score 4.4/5


61 Hours (2010)

Another great read as Reacher lands in a frozen berg waiting for a bus. During his sojourn he takes on the task of protecting a woman who is waiting to testify in a trial. The drug deal goes deeper than anyone expects and eventually, he becomes a target as well.

As usual, there are repeated themes, quotes really, that tend to drag down the story a bit, but this is in all of Lee Child’s books and doesn’t unduly harm to story.

Amazon Score 4.2/5
Thriftbooks Score 5.0/5