Guys Read : Thriller

Ten stories guaranteed to thrill, chill, and have you so far on the edge of your seat that you’re actually on someone else’s, from the following notorious authors: M.T. Anderson, Patrick Carman, Gennifer Choldenko, Matt de la Pena, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Bruce hale, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Anthony Horowitz, Walter Dean Myers, James Patterson; with IllustrationsContinue reading “Guys Read : Thriller”

Tales of Mystery & Madness

Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness Illustrated by Gris Grimly Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon&Schuster), 2004 Hardcover, 135 pages. Juvenile Fiction (ages 11 & up) A sweet little cat drives a man to insanity and murder… The grim death known as the plague roams a masquerade ball dressed in red… A dwarfContinue reading “Tales of Mystery & Madness”

[tv] zen

We have fast become addicts of BBC television series, especially those that end up on PBS Masterpiece. We’d noticed Zen when it was temporarily streaming on Netflix, but it was Carl V.’s encouragement that we follow through and watch it. I am so glad we did. Zen is a television series originally aired for andContinue reading “[tv] zen”

the city of lost children

“Once upon a time there was an inventor so gifted that he could create life. A truly remarkable man.[…] Since he had no wife or children he decided to create them in his laboratory. He started with a wife and fas into the most beautiful princess in the world. Alas, a wicked genetic fairy castContinue reading “the city of lost children”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Quirk Books, 2011. hardcover, 352 pages. It is easy for a young boy to believe the tales woven by a loving grandfather–of monsters, a magical home, and children with amazing powers. But as that boy matures his grandfather’s tales develop the taint of untruth and whatContinue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

tales of terror from the black ship

Tales of Terror from the Black Ship by Chris Priestly Illustrations by David Roberts Bloomsbury, 2008. Hardcover, 243 pages I will never look at snails the same way again. –Thank You Chris Priestly for adding another neurosis, and Thank You Carl V. for the book recommendation. I am not one who boasts a fearlessness whenContinue reading “tales of terror from the black ship”

Gunnerkrigg Court (vol 1 & 2)

Gunnerkrigg Court by Thomas Siddell webcomic : gunnerkrigg.com Archaia Studios Press Volume 1 : Orientation * (Chapters 1-14), 2008 Antimony Carver is a precocious and preternaturally self-possessed young girl starting her first year of school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court, a very British boarding school that has robots running around along side body-snatching demons, forest gods, and theContinue reading “Gunnerkrigg Court (vol 1 & 2)”

BBW-2011-close; RIP, and randomness.

2011 Banned Books Week is over. I meant to post a wrap-up this weekend but I was appropriately distracted. So here we are. I hope you fit a challenged/banned book in last week. If you’ve read enough, the likelihood is you did, whether intentionally or no; the daily Bible/Scripture readers the biggest supporters against challengingContinue reading “BBW-2011-close; RIP, and randomness.”