I have a hard time with graphic novels, particularly Japanese manga. I’ve never quite been able to figure out why, but they’re difficult for me to follow and I tend to get lost easily. A friend of mine loves manga and suggested I try the “What’s Michael?” series as an intro since I’m an avid cat lover/owner. And seriously, who wouldn’t want to look at fun stories about cats? I’m happy to say these were a delight. There’s not a direct story line to our hero’s adventures. Michael seems to be companion to a family, a Japanese gang member, and […]
First, I am not a Laurie Berkner fan. Yet, Monster Boogie is a real treat. You do not need the music or a CD of Berkner signing or playing the music for you to enjoy it. As you read out loud you will fall into a natural rhythm of a song. You will love the bounciness to the words and will have fun. Therefore, this is not a before bedtime story. It would be great for a preschool classroom. The illustrations by Ben Clanton are a treat as well. They are simplistic, not realistic (but no question what everything and […]
It’s going to be hard to review An Affair to Dismember without saying in the vein of Janet Evanovich, because that’s one thousand percent true, but it’s also so trite – it is literally on the book cover, and the Amazon review I saw of the series that made me click on the free Kindle link. Which is kind of annoying, because they’re definitely right: I mean there’s for sure a Stephanie Plum, Bobbie Faye, name your favorite screwed up, clueless, somehow still manages to solve the crime – in this case a murder nobody thought was a murder, a […]
4.5 stars I didn’t know a whole lot about Hawkeye outside of the Marvel comic book movies, where he’s clearly an excellent bowman and reclusive family man, but also Black Widow’s wise-quipping sidekick. I’ve heard good things about Matt Fraction’s run on this comic for years, and since it was on our shelf, this summer seemed like the right time to finally check it out. I’m so glad I did. Full review on my blog.