Tag Archive: Harper Collins

Review: Change Places With Me

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Rose wakes up one Sunday morning with a bright red light behind her eyes, an ache in her jaw, and feeling strangely happy and excited for change in her life. She tells her… Continue reading

Talk Like An Animal

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When animals talk in an easy picture book, they often do so to teach us human values or lessons in proper behavior.  Such is the case with the picture books listed below, all… Continue reading

How You Play The Game(s)

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Not long ago, fellow blogger Anna featured some videogame-centric titles in this post.  While reading that entry, it really got me thinking about some of the great memories I also experienced as a… Continue reading

New Fantasy Fiction

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Some brand new (or soon to be released) fantasy titles have come across my desk recently and all have received positive or starred reviews from a review journal. I have mentioned in my… Continue reading

It’s About “Time”

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I was born in 1985…the year that Marty McFly got Doc Brown’s time-traveling Delorean up to 88 mph. My Dad was born in 1955…the year that Marty’s parents must be set on the… Continue reading

Play Ball!

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  “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball.  I’ll tell you what I do: I stare out the window and wait for spring” (Rogers Hornsby) Nary a week… Continue reading

The Ides Of March (Election 2016)

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On March 15th in the year 44 BC, Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated at a meeting of the Roman Senate. Legend has it that mere months before his fateful death, Caesar was… Continue reading

Video Gaming in Fiction

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I have enjoyed playing video games since I was elementary school playing Spyro the Dragon video games on a first generation PlayStation and playing Mario Kart on the Nintendo 64. In college I… Continue reading

Lights, Camera, Action!

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Whether I was watching The Wizard of Oz or Saturday morning cartoons as a child, or marveling at films like Interstellar and TV mysteries like LOST more recently, I’ve always been a fan… Continue reading

The Greatest

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  Yesterday, Muhammad Ali turned 74 years old.  Known simply as “The Greatest”, Ali transcended boxing to become an important social, cultural, political, and religious figure over the past 50 years. Growing up… Continue reading