Tag: book review

Lisa Simmon’s Sugar Weather

In Sugar Weather, Lisa Simmons sows the imagination with the seeds of a great gothic romance (in the English Lit sense of the word, not the pop). She gives us Lucy who, like Catherine Earnshaw (from Emily Bronte’s famous book,…

Katey Schultz’s Flashes of War

I was going to go with the traditional protest song “War” but then thought this Austin Powers clip delivered the anti-war message just as well through humor. Through research, imagination, and an empathetic prowess Katey Schultz has provided us with…

Life with the Street Gang

If given the opportunity to speak with Joan Cooney and the other surviving Sesame Street founders, the first question I would ask them is “Do you think it worked?” Did Sesame Street help the audience of economically disadvantaged kids whose…

Rancho Rosetta Days

Bowling for Soup make suffering painful teen (tween) cliques fun. Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time is the fourth Lisa Yee book I’ve read. I was introduced to her writing through a contest at the Rice Daddies blog. Lisa had generously donated…

Arkham City and The Black Mirror

ImaJunation’s Bad Days is one of my favorite sources for superhero parodies. POSSIBLE SPOILERS WARNING! I liked the movies (the new ones and the old ones) and the TV shows (the cartoons and the live-action), but it wasn’t until I…