- The Mark of the Golden Dragon: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea by L.A. Meyer. I really enjoyed this one, more so than several of the recent Bloody Jack titles. I don’t know how much longer the series can really be spun out though.
- Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber. Eh, liked the idea better than the execution. It wasn’t BAD by any means (I’ve read far worse), but I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was good.
- American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by Karen Abbott. I enjoyed it, but I wish the author had written the book in a more linear fashion, instead of jumping between three different time periods. The story being told is so fascinating that I was willing to overlook stylistic irritations.
- “Don 2” So very silly, and utterly enjoyable. Everyone involved clearly had fun. I cannot wait to see the inevitable next installment of the franchise.
- “Hugo” Loved it! It was an amazing adaptation of the book. The 3D wasn’t at all gimmicky, and the critics who think it’s too sophisticated for kids can get stuffed. I would have absolutely loved this when I was 10.
- “Soundtrack” Much better than I was expecting it to be, but by no means exceptional. Mostly I watched it as a way to try out an app that I think I’ll be using a lot.
- “Marigold” It was pretty bad (again, I’ve seen far worse), but there were a few redeeming moments. Clearly the filmmakers really like and enjoy Bollywood films, and wanted to share that love with a wider audience, but it just didn’t work.
- Books: 3/50
- Movies: 4/50