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It’s time once again for the year-end review! Since I’ve been reading a lot of short stories this year, I’ve given them their own section. Favorite Books – Click each cover to see my review. Select Favorite … Continue reading
Two local libraries had displays of picture books retelling folk and fairytales, so of course I had to get on that! Baba Wagué Diakité. The Magic Gourd. New York: Scholastic, 2003. In a time of drought and famine, Brother Rabbit keeps … Continue reading
Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein. Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box. Illus. James E. Ransome. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2015. It’s interesting how timely this story still is, with voting rights being discussed in Congress and in the … Continue reading
Three years ago, before Fairy Tale Comics, there appeared in the folklore-themed-comicsphere… What I love about this collection is that the illustrators treat the rhymes like little stories, following the original words but interpreting them in different ways. It’s “not a parody … Continue reading
This round of Guess the _____ Via the 90s Song Title is brought to you by: You can see the answers here. _____________________ 1. “Stop!” by Jane’s Addiction 2. “I Wanna Dance All Night,” by DJ Play feat. Ladivia 3. “Lollipop (Candyman),” by Aqua 4. “You Owe It … Continue reading
I just wrote my first post over at IB! Here’s a preview: _____________________ … Note: there will be SPOILERS. * * * * * “The Fire New Year” – A poor man and woman are celebrating the New Year, making do with what … 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
Ever since I started the Nostalgic Review feature, I’ve been meaning to do a post on my favorite/most-clearly-remembered short stories from grade- and high-school English classes. Remember those awesome lit textbooks you always wished you could keep after the semester … 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