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Author Archives: Nerija S.
Do you keep a night light on on Halloween, just in case? Do thoughts of the undead keep you unrested? Or are you all about the vampire bats and the plague-haunted castles and the vengeful murder victims come back to … Continue reading
Halloween Month continues with the following series of seasonal stories for the youngest readers. Today, we are going to look at five board books perfect for getting babies and toddlers (and anyone who enjoys a fun story) into the spirit … Continue reading
I really debated posting this. Is a book blog really the place to get political? Shouldn’t I just stick to the fun, uplifting posts that let people forget about the terrible things that happen in Real Life? But at some … Continue reading
It’s that awesomest time of year again, the month for reading spooky, paranormal stories; stocking up on snack-size Butterfingers; and putting together your kick-@$$ October Daye costume. This month, I’m prepared with several Halloween posts featuring nostalgic middle grade titles, … Continue reading
For one last summer adventure, my mom and I decided to travel northeast for a week, soaking up some mermaid vibes and writing inspiration in Kennebunkport, Maine. It was also a throwback to one of my childhood favorites, the first … Continue reading
April Daniels. Sovereign. New York: Diversion Books, 2017 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 epic space battles involving the Hubble Space Telescope You know what’s really fun? Reading superhero stories while listening to my Chillectronic station on Pandora. The eerie, techno, … Continue reading
Back in late April/early May, partly with the help of Free Comic Book Day, I dipped into several new (or at least recent) franchises, discovering some awesome titles such as America, Ms. Marvel, and the Hildafolk comics by Luke Pearson. … Continue reading
April Daniels. Dreadnought. New York: Diversion Books, 2017. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 color-changing costumes with built-in USB ports It’s been a summer of superheroes for me. I’ve been keeping up with the new America comics every month, as well … Continue reading