The Vorrh by Brian Catling Reviewed by Raul When I had a chance to read The Vorrh by Catling, I jumped on it. I love debut novels because sometimes you come across a book that is just unusual enough to grab you. This was no exception, and the way the author plots the story, you … Continue reading Book Review: The Vorrh
ALTHEA Authority, Vol. 2 of The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer "I'm reading the Southern Reach Trilogy, by Jeff Vandermeer. I just started the second book in the trilogy, Authority, and I am about fifty pages in. These books should definitely be read as a trilogy. The first book sets the stage, and the … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
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!
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan Review by Meghan G. “Your fate is not yet sealed. Even in the darkest night, a star will shine, a bell will chime, a path will be revealed.” In fairy tales, innocents must often venture into the shadows of the forest armed (if they’re lucky) with some breadcrumbs, a magical … Continue reading Top Shelf in May: ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan
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
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 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