Category Archives: Books

Weekend Reads: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman People often say that it takes a village to raise a child. In the case of Nobody Owens, it takes a whole graveyard. Neil Gaiman’s wonderful, Newbery Award winning novel, The Graveyard Book, tells Bod’s harrowing and heartbreaking story. As

Weekend Reads: Outcast, Vol. 1 – Vol. 3

Outcast Vol. 1 – Vol. 3, Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, *takes a deep breath* okay. To say that Robert Kirkman’s ongoing, deeply unsettling horror series, Outcast  is emotionally exhausting would be the understatement of the year. Disclaimer: This series is

Weekend Reads: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Grady Hendrix I’ve mentioned in previous posts that the 1980’s are really in right now when it comes to story telling. My Best Friend’s Exorcism is no exception to that fact. Heartwarming, terrifying, and chock-full of demonic possession, My Best Friend’s

Weekend Reads: Ghosts

Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier Welp. Raina Telgemeier has done it again. And by it, I mean write and illustrate a beautiful and emotionally powerful coming-of-age story that gave me a whole lot of feelings. That story is Ghosts. Catrina and her family are moving to the foggy

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child IRL

[Spoiler-infested waters. Swim at your own risk.] I had nothing to complain about. With the announcement of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter was open to me again. I had two friends willing to commit to buying tickets

10 Fascinating Facts About J.R.R.Tolkien

“All that glitters is not gold.” On this day in September, 1973, at the ripe old age of 81, J.R.R.Tolkien passed away. While he’s perhaps best known among nerdier circles for his fantasy novels (The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, and The Silmarillion to name three),

Weekend Reads: Fortunately the Milk

Everyone knows that a bowl of cereal is incomplete without milk. This is a fact that Neil Gaiman reiterates again and again in his delightful children’s book, Fortunately the Milk. “A children’s book?!” you say, “But I’m an adult person!” Hear me out. I actually

Writers on Writing: 3 Books for Word Lovers

As a writer, odds are you credit your literary prowess to a voracious habit of reading. This is also true for published authors. They understand as well as we do that it is only through reading great work and mimicking the flow of it that we develop the writing

Weekend Reads: This Savage Song

I want to start this off by saying that I loved, loved, LOVED This Savage Song. Victoria Schwab (otherwise known as V.E. Schwab) has created a terrifying, blood-soaked story and it is beautiful from the first page to the last. Verity is a city at

Weekend Reads: Neil Gaiman

Sometimes you need a book (or two) to get you to the weekend. The Sleeper and the Spindle and How to Talk to Girls at Parties are those books. Ok, so maybe I’m a little biased because of how much I love Neil Gaiman. I’ve admired him

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