Book review: The Last Legion

by Anna Shornikova The Last Legion by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, an amusing historical novel The book is written by an Italian historian, writer, archaeologist and journalist Valerio Manfredi. Though the author is rather unknown, The Last Legion deserves attention as it combines features of a historical novel and a fantastic tale. The book will beContinue reading “Book review: The Last Legion”

Book review: Just act normal

Just act normal, by John McNamee I received a complimentary copy of this book from Oni Press through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. This is a wonderful collection of comic strips that grows on you as you keep reading. John McNamee has his own outlook on life, and many might findContinue reading “Book review: Just act normal”

Modern Family, Nostalgia Reviews

The finale of Modern Family aired last Wednesday and… I have feelings. Many feelings, most of which are Cam hysterically sobbing. Why Cam? If you have to ask then you’re not a true ModFam fan. And if you’re not – perhaps my reviews will convince you to give this wonderful show a go?Although I mustContinue reading “Modern Family, Nostalgia Reviews”

Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi

Here we go, The Last Jedi! I was surprised to find it on Netflix – this is the only Star Wars movie they have on there. I wonder why? Maybe because it’s gotten so many negative reviews, that not many people want to pay to see it. I am here mainly because the current CaptainContinue reading “Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi”

After Life, Season 1

This is a very personal review. I can’t believe I’m even posting it, but here it is. What a brilliant show! I just finished the last episode – there’s only six half-hour ones, thank you, British television! So I’m full of the feels, and this is not going to be very coherent. Which, I figure,Continue reading “After Life, Season 1”

A muser and a rambler

I am a reader, a writer and a movie/show watcher. In no way am I a critic. I’m not even sure one can call oneself a critic, and yet so many do. Call yourself a reviewer, if you like, because reviewing is what you do. Meanwhile, I shall call myself a muser and a rambler,Continue reading “A muser and a rambler”

Relaunch – or is it just launch?

I have been meaning to start blogging for a while, and I’ve even blogged before. Mostly in Russian, although there were some attempts at Tumblr and LiveJournal – remember that one? – but I never got used to either of them. And the Russian blog that I was keeping lost its meaning overtime. The bloggingContinue reading “Relaunch – or is it just launch?”

Greetings from my happy place!

  It’s weird to write a yet another introduction for my online personality that’s been established for years. I used to have a fine Russian blog, over on diary.ru – I wonder if the site still exists? – but then it stopped being so fine, after a yet another “upgrade”. How come all these sitesContinue reading “Greetings from my happy place!”