Author: Marialena Gallagher

  • The Problem with Apple Music

    I love Apple Music, I really do. I get to listen to everything I can think of and more. Lately I’ve been on a TV and film scores kick (The Queen’s Gambit and Locke and Key, just to name a few), which is fun, because, you know, I’m a nerd. However, there’s a problem that […]

  • Trashy Suspense Novel

    Jacqueline E. Smith’s Trashy Suspense Novel tells the story of Eloise Keller, owner of Blue Ridge Books in the small town of Cedar Ridge, North Carolina. Life with her six-year-old son Isaac is pretty routine and uneventful, until the local legend of the Bogman rears its head and a well known horror novelist moves to […]

  • Bridgerton: The Duke and I

    The inspiration for season one of the Netflix series, Bridgerton: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn details the complicated relationship of Daphne Bridgerton, the fourth child and eldest daughter of the Bridgerton family, and Simon Basset, the reluctant Duke of Hastings who also happens to be Daphne’s oldest brother Anthony’s best friend. Netflix pulled […]

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shaun (Simu Liu) and his best friend Katy (Awkwafina) are parking attendants in San Francisco. They spend their days parking rich peoples’ fancy cars until one day Katy and Shaun find themselves being pursued by his father’s men while taking one of said fancy cars for a joyride. The chaos of the pursuit results in […]

  • The Queen’s Gambit

    Now a Netflix Original Series, The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis is the story of Beth Harmon, an eight-year-old orphan. While at the Methuen Home for Orphaned Children in Sterling, Kentucky, she learns the game of chess by playing with the janitor, Mr. Shaibel, in the basement. And there’s absolutely no stopping her. Mr. Tevis […]