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It’s that time again! Peppermint mochas and gingerbread lattes, last-minute shopping and family reunions, and lists of this year’s highlights. As a general reading trend this year, I’ve been reading a lot more LGBTQIA literature, and I think it’s an awesome … Continue reading
Noelle Stevenson, et al. Lumberjanes. Los Angeles: Boom! Studios, 2014-present. Rating: 4.75 out of 5 punk rock mermaids Lately, I’ve been hooked on the Lumberjanes comics by Noelle Stevenson (of Nimona fame) et al. Boom! Studios calls it “Buffy the Vampire Slayer … Continue reading
I recently read alibrarymama’s review of Bayou Magic, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, which she suggests pairing with Kathi Appelt’s The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp. So that’s just what I did. Both books take place in the Deep … Continue reading
Betsy Cornwell. Tides. Boston: Clarion, 2013. Noah and Lo Gallagher are spending the summer with their grandmother, Dolores, on the Isles of Shoals. Noah is there for a marine biology internship, while Lo hopes to spend the time drawing and … Continue reading
I hope everyone enjoyed Free Comic Book Day yesterday! My brother and I hit three different spots, each getting +/- eight comics by the end. My haul included: Avatar: The Last Airbender (plus Plants vs. Zombies and Bandette), by Dark … Continue reading
Back in September, on one of my last days in Wisconsin, I wandered up the street to the Little Free Library and discovered a tattered copy of Pure Dead Magic, by Debi Gliori. Since I’d recently donated an item, by local … Continue reading
Edit 01-06-14: Cannot. Believe. I left out the Sherlock Holmes stories (Vol. 2 of the Barnes & Noble ed.; I read Vol. 1 in 2012). Cannot. Believe it. (Shut up, Naruto.) Edit: Oops! Missed one. Sorry ’bout that, October Daye … Continue reading
And now for something a bit different! I may have once or twice mentioned my love for a certain Jim Henson film starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. Well, last year, when my best friend asked me what I wanted … Continue reading
It’s time for another episode of “While Wandering Through the Library the Other Day…” So… I was wandering through the library the other day, when I saw this: An intriguing title, pretty cover art, and the promise of more poetic … Continue reading