Alice in Wonderland – Favorites Part 3

One of the English language’s most popular and frequently quoted books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a distinguished scholar and mathematician who wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. Intended for young readers but enjoyed equally by adults, the fantastic tale transformed children’s literature, liberating it from didactic

Review: The Mysterious Howling

Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels. Luckily, Miss

Peter and the Starcatchers – Favorites Part 2

Last summer I wrote a long, rambling review of Howl’s Moving Castle, which may be my all time favorite book. It inspired me to start a little series – reviews of some of lifelong favorite books. Here is part two! Don’teven think of starting this bookunless you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots

Let’s *paws* for a moment of silence…

Anyone who has followed my blog is familiar with “this one podcast” I listen tom called “Geek Friday,” then it switched to “IRL Talk.” This podcast was truly one of the most formative influences in my childhood. It really helped me embrace my geekiness, back before ‘geek chic’ was cool. As a plus, the two