[Netflix] Movie Review – JAWS: The Revenge

Lorraine Gary returns in this fourth movie alongside Michael Caine, to bring the circle of movies back around to the beginning. Character development throughout these movies is a bit sketchy. The characters are afraid of the water and then they’re not, and then they are again.

Anyway, Michael is now in the Bahamas on a research grant, instead of an engineer at Sea World. While Martin and Michael have been the heroes of the past movies, I thoroughly believe Ellen is the savior of this one. This time it’s her that no one listens to.

There’s less death and destruction in this movie, and thus far this one is my favorite. Maybe I’m biased towards a female lead, or maybe its because I do like Michael Caine, or maybe it’s the “Little Mermaid-esque” ending to the shark.

 

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Design Tips for Writers by Tyler Wagner

Design Tips For Writers: A Design Guide For Writers To Get Better At Designing (Authors Unite Book 4)Design Tips For Writers: A Design Guide For Writers To Get Better At Designing by Tyler Wagner

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is the shortest book in Tyler Wagner’s Authors Unite series, he even admits it himself. There is one reason for this that I can see: he simply tells you to hire a designer (or several). Oh, he does go through how to find one, what you should pay for it (editor James comes back to add his 2 cents), and what a designer should do for you.

There’s a little joke about “judging a book by its cover”, but for the most part that’s all this book is. If you had to skip a book in his series, this would be the one.

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Editing Tips for Writers by Tyler Wagner

Editing Tips For Writers: An Editing Guide For Writers To Get Better At Editing (Authors Unite Book 3)Editing Tips For Writers: An Editing Guide For Writers To Get Better At Editing by Tyler Wagner

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This ebook is where the author shines! He brings in his own editor to add to the information presented here on editing. While there is heavy evidence on getting a professional editor, there is some good information here for editing your own work.

This is where the series deviates from a focus on non-fiction, as editing is something every book needs. James, the editor, gives us detail information on the editing process from his point of view, and then gives us information on how to prepare a rough draft for the editing process.

This ebook is most likely the best book in the series because of the information from the editor and the de-emphasis on genres.

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[Netflix] Movie Review – JAWS 3

Its always the third movie in a series that somehow goes off the rails a little bit. Jaws 3 is not in anyway tied to the book, apart from the fact that Mr. Brody’s children are back, but now Mike(Dennis Quaid) works as Sea World.

He’s not teaching Shamu to belly flop, he’s more security guard. Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson, and Louis Gossett Jr round out the cast. Sean (John Putch) also turns up for a visit. But he’s not the only visitor to Sea World.

Momma and baby shark swim into the park and while baby is captured, Momma continues to wreck havoc on the newly opened Sea World. Louis runs the park, but isn’t as ignorant as the mayor was from the last two JAWS movies, so there is less death, but much more destruction.

This movie did not get great reviews, and while the special effects could have been better, the plot wasn’t bad. However, this plot line could have stood on it’s own, but it was riding the coat tails of the previous two movies, and that didn’t turn out well.

 

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Writing Tips for Writers by Tyler Wagner

Writing Tips For Writers: A Writers Guide For Writers To Get Better At Writing (Authors Unite Book 2)Writing Tips For Writers: A Writers Guide For Writers To Get Better At Writing by Tyler Wagner

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this ebook from the Author’s Unite book series, the author works through developing mind maps, outlines, brainstorming, and then finally developing a writing routine by just sitting down to write.

He gives you all the rehashed information during the brainstorming phase, again being dedicated more so to non-fiction, by creating a mind map. Then, organizing the mind map into an outline. After that he gives some motivational pep talks on getting down the writing part of the book.

There’s a bit on silencing your inner editor so you can get on with writing, but there’s nothing really new here either – but it’s a part of the series like the previous book, and together the books work a little better.

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The Throwback Thursday Three

Time for another Throwback Thursday Three! This time it’s the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy from Nora Roberts! I know this looks decidedly similar to my Series Reviews, but this is different in that I’m not reviewing these books as a series, just as a series of posts, enjoy!

This entire series was recommended to me by my wonderful Godmother, who is also my aunt on my mom’s side. She reads a bit, but mostly travels, and while traveling together and reading on planes, she suggested “the witch series” to me.

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts Each book focuses on one of the cousins O’Dwyer: a brother and sister from the UK and a cousin from the States. The Stateside cousin is up first, and of course they’re all witches thanks to Grandma.

Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts The male cousin is up next and in all the books the featured cousin finds their true love, but they also do battle with an ancient evil that their ancestors also fought.

Blood Magick by Nora Roberts The female cousin is last because of her on-again, off-again relationship with her lover. It also is the final confrontation with evil, and the end of series.

I really should reread this series, I’d almost forgotten about it since I read so much. But it really was very good, and Nora Roberts certainly knows her genre.

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The Big Idea by Tyler Wagner

The Big Idea: A Guide For Writers, Marketers, And Authors To Gain Clarity On Their Ideas (Authors Unite Book 1)The Big Idea: A Guide For Writers, Marketers, And Authors To Gain Clarity On Their Ideas by Tyler Wagner

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a seven book writing series that focuses almost exclusively on non-fiction books, as that is what the author knows and has written. Those who write fiction might gain some insight from this series, but it is not technically written with that in mind.

The Big Idea is the book that helps a person develop their book topic ideas. It’s all fairly well rehashed common sense: write what you know; make a list, then condense the list. It’s short and to the point, with a dash of self-promoting, as the author also runs a writer’s group called Author’s Unite.

All in all, there are a few gold nuggets to pluck from this ebook, but I can’t say that it is anything interesting by itself, it’s a series for a reason.

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