In honor of Chernobyl

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion, an unimaginable disaster that would have been much worse were it not for the bravery of the Soviet people. Even though Chernobyl was the final nail in the Soviet Union’s coffin, it was the Soviet people who saved the world from a completeContinue reading “In honor of Chernobyl”

KnigaWorm Film Review: Thor Ragnarok

I am a massive Marvel Avengers fan (and I have a tattoo to prove it), so there’s never been an MCU movie I didn’t love. I hope that this retelling/review of Thor Ragnarok will be the first in a series, and I’ll get to cover all the MCU movies. Obviously, this retelling/review contains ALL THEContinue reading “KnigaWorm Film Review: Thor Ragnarok”

KnigaWorm Show Review: Schitt’s Creek, Seasons 1&2

I’ve heard a lot of praise for Schitt’s Creek over the past several years, but I never had the chance to watch it cause it wasn’t streaming on Russian Netflix and I have a complicated relationship with VPN services (in that, they never work for me, shutting down my entire Wifi system). And then suddenly,Continue reading “KnigaWorm Show Review: Schitt’s Creek, Seasons 1&2”

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”

KnigaWorm Film Review: The Impossible (2012)

The things I do for my friends…I was putting the finishing touches on my review of “Gone girl” (the movie, not the book) when a friend of mine called me up. After a quick catch-up session, the conversation turned to how bloody scary life is right now. And no, not cause of Covid, we’re kindContinue reading “KnigaWorm Film Review: The Impossible (2012)”

Book review: Wild day at the zoo

A wild day at the zoo, by Victor D. O. Santos I received a complimentary copy of this book from Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. This is a wonderful book to read with children who would like to learn any language!The author gives a great exampleContinue reading “Book review: Wild day at the zoo”

Eurovision song contest: review

What even is this movie? Is it supposed to be a parody? But a parody of what, Eurovision? Eurovision already is a parody. Is it supposed to be a comedy? It’s not funny. Unless you can laugh at basic prat-fall comedy. And why is this movie so freakin’ long? Why do I have to sit through two hoursContinue reading “Eurovision song contest: review”

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”

Book review: Worry says What?

Worry says What? by Allison Edwards I received a complimentary copy of this book from National Center for Youth Issues through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I feel like the mark of a truly great children’s story (be it a book or a movie) is how well it works for adults.Continue reading “Book review: Worry says What?”

Book review: Baby teeth

BABY TEETH, BY ZOJE STAGE I received a complimentary copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I finished this book at the end of October, but then the worst period of my life  happened, and there was no place for books or reviews. SuchContinue reading “Book review: Baby teeth”