Book Review: The Cage Legacy

The Cage Legacy by Nicholas Conley 2012. 320 pages. Genre: Thriller, Horror, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Who is Ethan Cage? Is he just a troubled 17-year-old high school student? A quiet, intelligent kid with a bad home life? Or is he a shattered human being, a boy who lost his... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Stone Fox

Stone Fox by James Reynolds Gardiner Illustrated by Greg Hargreaves 1980. 96 pages. Genre: Childrens, Historical Fiction My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Little Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Peppermint

Peppermint by Dorothy Grider Illustrated by Raymond Burns 1950, 1966.  16 pages. Genre: Childrens, Collector's Item Age Range: 3 - 7 years (and by that I mean 3 years olds would enjoy this being read to them)  Reading level is more like 5 - 7. My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: This is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Green Mansions

Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson 1904. 320 pages. Genre: Romance, Classic My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: The curious call of an unseen bird lures a young European explorer deeper and deeper into the jungle, where he encounters the source of the siren song--a lovely, half-wild girl with mysterious powers. Thus begins... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Glory Road

Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein 1963. 294 pages. Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Summary: When "Scar" Gordon read a personals ad promising "very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger", with physical requirements, except for the part about being "handsome", that fit him to a T, he answered it,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur 2014. 204 pages. Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Summary: #1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Walking the Black Cat

Walking the Black Cat by Charles Simic 1996.  96 pages. Genre: Poetry   Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Summary:  Hamlet's ghost wandering the halls of a Vegas motel, a street corner ventriloquist using passersby as dummies, and Jesus panhandling in a weed-infested Eden are just a few of the startling conceits Simic unleashes in... Continue Reading →

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