Book Reviews

Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan

The last time I played this game it was Captain Blood vs. The Scarlet Pimpernel, and the winner was Captain Blood. This time we'll put Captain Blood up against the hero from a recent read.  And guess what?  Turns out I have another pulp hero in my recent reads. Tarzan! So, Tarzan predates Captain Blood… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan

Book Reviews, Foster Parenting

Curling into a book…

When times are hard for me, I curl up with a book.  And reading, so long a habit with me, is like sliding into the book itself, sliding into another world, sliding into an escape. Which is just what I need when times are rough.  And the other day, I set aside my own writing… Continue reading Curling into a book…

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Book Review: A Christmas Carol

Back in the bright red dawn of time when children didn't have their own DVD collections, when blurays and DVRs were just lights shining in the eyes of their creators, I waited at Christmas to see my favorite shows on the TV (without a remote) when they were actually scheduled. I actually had to sit through… Continue reading Book Review: A Christmas Carol

Book Reviews, Foster Parenting, Writing

Trying something new…

So, if you've seen my shelves, you know they're bulging   I'm actually at the point where no more bookshelves will fit into my apartment and no more books will fit on my shelves.  😦 Clearly I need to move.  Especially since I'm not going to stop buying books.... Aren't these lovely.  I need something like this.  Times 10. This is my… Continue reading Trying something new…

Foster Parenting

This is my 100th post.

What the front door?~! There should be bells and whistles.  And chocolate and Dr. Pepper.  I'll take care of the last two for me. You're on your own. But here's an image to get you on your way. In honor of this post, I thought I'd ignore the whole foster parenting doo-dah and give my own book… Continue reading This is my 100th post.

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Now you know my theory about writers…

It's this, they all seem to be pretty crazy looking.  At least the ones I heartily love.  But here's the thing.  I've been working my way through P.G. Wodehouse for a while now. Jeeves is insanely funny, and the audio books are amazing.  The other day when I realized I just couldn't do King Solomon's Mines I… Continue reading Now you know my theory about writers…

Book Reviews

Here’s the truth…

Varney the Vampyre is crazy pants.  The book I mean, but honestly  the Vampyre admitted he was a Vampyre so....he's maybe not the best example ever.  I'm pretty sure secrecy is a good plan for those creatures of the night.   Now, there are pieces of this book that I absolutely love.  For example, the opening… Continue reading Here’s the truth…

Book Reviews

It’s a literary hero VS. hero. Dunh, dunh, dunh!

Captain Blood The Scarlet Pimpernel So these boys were both published in the early 1900s.  Scarlet Pimpernel came out in 1905.  Captain Blood was released 1922. Both were dandies.  Both were incredibly clever.  Both ignored the laws of their day and followed their own honor. (Though the Scarlet Pimpernel was far more "legal" than Captain… Continue reading It’s a literary hero VS. hero. Dunh, dunh, dunh!