Book Review: “Where the Woods Grow Wild” by Nate Philbrick

It doesn't surprise me that Nate Philbrick is a fan of Lloyd Alexander. I noticed similarities to The Book of Three as soon as I started reading Where the Woods Grow Wild. But the pig keepers and runaway barnyard animals in Philbrick's tale carried me into another forest for a new adventure I was glad to take.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman

The more I read them, the more I love old myths and legends. They're more than stories, more than magic and gods and the fantastic, they're part of the history of a people group. They give insight into what mattered to a culture, what a people believed about themselves and life. My husband is half... Continue Reading →

A Picture Worth 1000 Words

The more graphic novels I read, the more gems I find. I'm eclectic in my reading tastes. I've dabbled in everything from superheroes to fairytales. Some of my favorite graphic reads have been memoirs. I've found several middle grade pallet cleansers, like Raina Telgemeier's Smile, which I loved just as much for its sweet story as its... Continue Reading →

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