BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack
Viking CuteBFF Charm:
Roger MurtaughSwoonworthy Scale:
Real BoyBonus Factor:
Unexpected FriendshipsRelationship Status:
Maybe in a Few Years
Cover Story: Viking Cute
A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with his too-big hat that’s slightly askew is pretty dang adorable. (It also fits in nicely with the story, but that ...
Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.
The thing is, I’m not a boy, but I don’t want to be that girl either. I just want everyone to screw off and ...
As I sit here gathering my thoughts on Arrival, the new movie with Amy Adams, I can’t stop thinking about how timely this story about language and communication is. It’s been a few days since the US elections and in the aftermath we have seen how inappropriate, lacking, and inaccurate media and news outlets’ usage of language to describe this moment has been: when honest-to-god Nazis and extremists are rebranded as “alt-right” and lies are rebranded as “post-truth”, it’s worth ...
Welcome to the week that many of us gather around a table for Thanksgiving and dine with family members. Much has been made of Thanksgiving 2016 and how hanging over the dinner table will be the specter of politics and potentially calamitous points of view about the President-elect and the future of this country. All I can say is: I wish everyone luck.
But I can also say that there’s a new picture book about gathering around a table that ...
Jeannine Atkins photographed by Peter Laird.
Three girls. Three time periods. Three scientific fields. Jeannine Atkins’ new novel, Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science, covers the girlhoods of Maria Merian, a naturalist and scientific illustrator, born in Germany in 1647; Mary Anning, a paleontologist born in England in 1799; and Maria Mitchell, an astronomer born in Massachusetts in 1818. Atkins tells their remarkable stories and captures their brilliant minds in this beautifully-crafted novel in free verse, one the Kirkus review calls “inspirational and informative”.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
It’s been a tough month for a lot of people, and I’ve been thinking how wonderful it is to have really good books to sink into, especially the kind that offer hope and a guaranteed happy-ever-after. I know when I look at my many to-be-read and to-be-listened to queues, I find myself turning more and more to the straight romances, and often to the lighter reads.
Writers, please keep writing. I think the next few years are ...
The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list.
For fans who are avid fiction readers, there are plenty of gift ideas from which you can choose. Since they like fiction, novels are a good place ...
BOOK REPORT for Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Cover Story: (Mostly) Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Yay and Eventually
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: She Said, She Said
Bonus Factors: World Building, Super Powers
Ambivalent Factor: Horses
Relationship Status: Infatuation
Cover Story: (Mostly) Montell Jordan
At first glance, this cover is a total win: the fancy flourish, the paper art-esque illustration, and the representation of a same-sex romance. Howevs, some details don't quite match with what's ...