The Tethered World (the rare review of an author I know!)

It's not every day that I get to review a book by an author I personally know. It's not every book that I eagerly turn to the acknowledgements in first either. But when my first edition copy of The Tethered World by a certain, Heather L.L. Fitzgerald, arrived in the mail, I did both. "To … Continue reading The Tethered World (the rare review of an author I know!)

A Quote Off My Shelf

"I am looking for friends. What does that mean -- tame?" "It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. "It means to establish ties."  "To establish ties?"  "Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. … Continue reading A Quote Off My Shelf

Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

The Book of Dragons, selected and illustrated by Michael Hague Read August 24th-31st This collection features several delightful dragon stories I'd never heard before or heard only in part. My one critique is that the illustrations didn't always fit, the dragons often being more cartoonish and whimsical than fierce and magnificent as the stories describe … Continue reading Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

When I Just Can’t

(No spoilers) I finished it. The last book in The Wingfeather Sagas series by Andrew Peterson. It--and the whole series--deserves a proper, lengthy, analysis of its rich themes and insights. But I can't do it. Not yet. Maybe never. It's been humorously said that books you like are easy to discuss sensibly but that books … Continue reading When I Just Can’t

Loving the Unlovable (a closer look at Disney’s “Frozen”)

THE SNOW QUEEN (The inspiration for Disney's hit film, "Frozen" and perhaps C. S. Lewis' book "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" as well) How does Frozen compare with the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson? Story: The Snow-Queen is a story of a young girl, Gerda, who sets off on an arduous … Continue reading Loving the Unlovable (a closer look at Disney’s “Frozen”)