Bookended by Cats was named after Milo and Otis. They are the short, orange, and furry brothers who, upon entering our lives in 2003, often bookended us on our couch. And who are we? We're a geek couple living in PA. We love music, movies, TV, comics, books, and comic cons. And, from time to time, we'll share our thoughts on these nerdy things.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday 80s Flashback for June 28, 2019

[Under-appreciated Seagulls] -- I missed a few weekends of Flashbacks. OK, so it was almost the entirety of June. But I'm back to finish June 2019 strong. And I'm doing so with A Flock of Seagulls. You remember A Flock of Seagulls, right? They were a UK synthpop band founded by two hairdressers (look at the image above and guess which guys had that gig). Now, if you're at all familiar with the Flock, then you know their big hits. So, this weekend, I'm going to feature a few of their more under-the-radar cuts. Ready to find out what's on the playlist this week? Read and hear more after the jump!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Bookended by Cats

So we missed a Friday Flashback and my reviews are not ready so here is a photo of the cats that bookend us and in this case are bookending the bed and not actually us. Meow

Monday, June 17, 2019

Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald

Dangrdafne review:

What a wonderful love story. Deep, sweet, intense, mysterious, and not at all what you think.

A beautiful Persian/Iranian woman comes to the US in order to find a husband and be able to stay in the US. She is a conflicted woman. She wants all the independence the US offers but she also needs to be an obedient Persian woman in order to find the right man who will marry her in a short amount of time. She has a sister and brother in law who are doing everything in their power to help her but can she find a husband before her visa runs out?


Until the very end of the book you don’t know if she will find a husband...and if he will be a good man.

There is Ike, Haroun, and Masoud. Ike is an American, Haroun is an Iranian businessman and Masoud who has a special secret and is too good to be true. This is a true romance novel that isn’t a romance novel. It is a full on love story but

it is really all about Tami learning to love herself, find herself and live the life she was always meant to live.

It is a gloriously beautiful story that every woman, regardless of nationality, should read. It can teach us so much about ourselves and how much we need to learn to love ourselves and put ourselves first. Her friends at her English Language class are just perfect sounding boards for Tami and for us. I want to be friends with these people. Her teacher not only teaches the characters in the book but the reader too about freedom and independence.

So back to the other love story, who will Tami choose? I so want to tell you but I would rather you read the book. I have trouble writing book reviews because I want to talk about it all but at the same time I don’t want to tell anyone anything without them reading it first. This book unfolds so beautifully and your emotions go all over and it is a just a beautiful ride. I have to leave it to you to read it and enjoy the ride on your own.

4 paws!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Last Jedi

Dangrdafne review

We finally got around to watching The Last Jedi.

I did not like the first half of the movie. It was hokey, long and disjointed. I felt like Mark Hamill was almost making fun of himself and it was distracting.

But once the second half started I was in it. I was completely engulfed in the story and wanting to know what was going to happen.

Simply put for me and this set of Star Wars movies is...I love Rey. I love Daisy Ridley as Rey. I love this character sooo much. I think Daisy portrays her perfectly and I could just watch a movie with just her and none of the others... well maybe BB8 ;)

I didn’t get the whole Emo Kylo Ren since I pretty much felt like he was just as he was previously. I was excited when Rey and he were working together and I wish he had changed but alas no. I LOVED him taking out Snoke and I did like the trickery with Laura Dern’s character and you thought she was one way but she wasn’t.

I did also love the comedy of the “nuns” on the island and I think the Porgs are adorable.

I want to watch this again already because I am pretty sure I missed some things but overall I give this 1 paw for the first half and 3 paws for the second half.