Kids Poetry Month: Novels & Nonfiction in Verse!

When most people think of poetry for kids, Shel Silverstein often comes to mind, and rightly so since his poems are a silly and delightful right-of-passage for any child. April, being National Poetry Month, offers the perfect time to take a look at the variety and scope of poetry for children beyond the Silverstein collections. … Continue reading Kids Poetry Month: Novels & Nonfiction in Verse!

New Books! 4/28/15

New in Hardback Early Warning by Jane Smiley From the Pulitzer Prize-winner, the second installment, following Some Luck, of her widely acclaimed, best-selling American trilogy, which brings the journey of a remarkable family with roots in the Iowa heartland into mid-century America. But Early Warning also stands entirely on its own as an engrossing story of the challenges--and rewards--of … Continue reading New Books! 4/28/15

The Nightmare Factory Loves The Paperback Release of The Girl With All The Gifts!!!!!!!!!

Once again it is the month of May, the time when summer kicks in and the heat in Texas becomes nigh unbearable. It’s the time for tubing and swimming, watering holes and greenbelts. When we’re out, we want shade and patios, cervezas and queso; and when we’re in we want air-conditioning and comfy chairs, iced … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Loves The Paperback Release of The Girl With All The Gifts!!!!!!!!!

The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Still Doesn’t Care About Your Band

The basic tenets of sketch comedy prescribe a commitment to bizarre choices and the exploration of new worlds from unusual perspectives. In I Don't Care About Your Band, Julie Klausner demonstrates an extraordinary dedication to her comedic craft by applying those same fundamentals of humor to her romantic life. This strategy, like any comedy performance, … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Still Doesn’t Care About Your Band