Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet – Dallas Campbell (Review)

Sent to me by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: 05/10/17 Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 978-1471164057 Format: Hardback, 256pp Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: 5/5 Summed up in a word: Inspiring First Impressions Like a lot of people, I have always had a huge fascination with outer space and travelling to other……

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Halloween Horror

Happy Halloween! In honor of the hauntingly horrible holiday, I have a throwback review to share. Enjoy and have a bewitching evening. Dracula by Bram Stoker Themes: love, death, blood, sex, evil, gender roles, mental illness Setting: Transylvania – duh!, and England, late 19th century Is there anyone who doesn’t know something about the story

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Review: Professor Ladybug Teaches ABCs

Synopsis:  Welcome to the wonderful world of Professor Ladybug! In this colorful, illustrated book, familiar objects and animals progressively introduce the 26 letters of the alphabet. This book is designed primarily for early learners (pre-K).  Rating: 5-stars Review: The world of Professor Ladybug is amazing! The colors, entertainment, and charming pages are fun to explore.

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Book Review – The Education of a Young Poet by David Biespiel

The Education of a Young Poet by David Biespiel / Counterpoint / 978-1619029934 / October 10, 2017 In a lot of ways, I have regarded my writing and my reading as being the product of some privilege. It’s not altogether traumatic to admit. I’ve considered myself fortunate to stroll beside prodigious architects of the written

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Book Review – Swimmer in the Secret Sea by William Kotzwinkle

Known more for fantasy and children’s books, William Kotzwinkle made his name with novelizations of hit movies like E.T: The Extra Terrestrial. His forays into more serious fiction are often ignored, but his novella Swimmer in the Secret Sea deserves a closer look. It is a beautifully written but harsh examination of the ways in

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Book review – Modern Once Again: Whit Griffin’s We Who Saw Everything

We Who Saw Everything by Whit Griffin / The Cutural Society / 978-0-988-71926-2 /2015 It’s said that the Roman statesman Cassiodorus was the first writer to regularly use “modern” in the historical sense of the term, which is as much to say that the relatively new Christian Era of sixth-century Rome was, literally, happening “just

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