Somebody’s Baby Elaine Kagan Book Review

Picture this (I’m channeling my inner Sophia Petrillo from The Golden Girls here): The year was 1959. Her name was Jenny Jaffe. She lived in a wealthy Jewish neighborhood in Kansas City where gentile boys were off limits. Especially a boy who has tattoos, was a mostly penniless drifter from California, had spent time in […]

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynee Jones Retro Friday Book Review

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones at the top of my pile. Oh, friends, Diana Wynne Jones absolutely did not disappoint. We have a cranky old woman, a vain heartbreaker wizard, a fire demon, a witch and a fantastic storyline.

Wildwood by Colin Meloy Illustrated by Carson Ellis Book Review

In the vein of Chronicles Of Narnia comes Wildwood by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis (The Mysterious Benedict Society), a tale in which Prue’s baby brother Mac is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, otherwise known as Wildwood

Book Review: My Dear I Wanted To Tell You: A Novel by Louisa Young

My Dear I wanted To Tell You: A Novel by Louisa Young is set in England during the World War One era. It opens with a young working class boy, Riley Purefoy, main character, befriending an upper class artist family, the Waveneys. Out of generosity, the Waveney family provide Riley with upper class schooling as […]

So you thought your high school experience was full of the angst? Ha!

Audiobook Review: Go, Mutants by Larry Doyle I feel like I need to watch more B movies, beyond the realm of those featured on MST3K. (FYI if you have never seen MST3K fix your life and go see this wicked awesome show now — I recommend Hobgoblins). Go, Mutants! by Larry Doyle takes on the […]

Book Review: Graveminder by Melissa Marr

Graveminder by Melissa Marr’s main character Rebekkah Barrow doesn’t like to be tied down. She moves from place to place and never gets involved in romantic entanglements. It would seem she is fated to live the life of a nomad. However, Rebekkah is called back to the one town, Claysville, that feels like home for her […]