11/27/20

Logan's Run: movie review


Genre: Sci-Fic 

Rated: PG

Year of Release: 1976

Director: Michael Anderson

Summary: It's 2274, and on the surface, it all seems to be an idyllic society. Living in a city within an enclosed dome, there is little or no work for humans to perform, and inhabitants are free to pursue all of the pleasures of life. There is one catch however: your life is limited and when you reach thirty. Some, known as "runners", try to escape their fate when the time comes, and it's the job of Sandmen to track them down and kill them. Logan (Michael York) is such a man, and with several years before his own termination date, thinks nothing of the job he does. Soon after meeting a young woman, Jessica-6 (Jenny Agutter), he is ordered to become a runner and infiltrate a community outside the dome known as "Sanctuary" and to destroy it.

11/24/20

Courtney Crumrin Vol. 1 the Night Things and Vol. The Coven of Mystics


Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh

Author and Artist: Ted Naifeh

Genre: Unban fantasy, fairies

Age: Teen

Summary: Courtney's parents have dragged her out to a high-to-do suburb to live with her creepy Great Uncle Aloysius in his spooky old house. She's not only the new kid in school, but she also discovers strange things lurking in the woods.

11/23/20

The Voyage of the Frog

The Voyage of the Frog The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen

Author: Gary Paulsen

Genre: Adventure, Sailing, Survival

Age: YA

POV: 3rd

Format: Audio

Summary: Fourteen-year-old David Alspeth intended only to fulfill his uncle's last wish when he set sail in the Frog, but when a savage storm slams the tiny sailboat, David is stranded. No wind. No radio. Little water. Seven cans of food. And the storm is just the first challenge David must face

11/16/20

Journey Through Fiction: Why buy books at used book sales



When I first join the book community, I notice all these books hauls where its almost always brand new books that are being brought. Rarely do I see a library or used book hauls.


I understand people can do what they want with their money. If you want to spin 10 dollars on one book at Burns and Noble by all means that is fine. B&N has a rewards program even. However, I rarely buy books at bookstores.


A bit of backstory is that as a kid my mom will take me to yard sales and used book sales. Schools, Churches, and Friends of the library will have these book sales. My mom is smart with her money and can get good deals with about everything. Somehow, I pick up on it and it has turned me into a deal searcher bloodhound.


As a young teen, I started buying used books for myself. I rarely buy books at a B&N or Books a Million. If I did go to one of the stores it will be BAM because you can acquire coupons easily. However, the sad thing is that the BAM near my house has recently closed down and the nearest one is now three hours away.

11/11/20

Mooncakes

Mooncakes Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

Author: Suzanne Walker

Artist: Wendy Xu

Genre: Fantasy, F/F romance

Summary: Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers' bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home

11/9/20

The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story

The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

Genre: Paranormal

POV: Switches between the 3rd person for the girl and 1st person for Jules.

Summary: family moves into an old, abandoned house. Jules's parents love the house, but Jules is frightened and feels a sense of foreboding. When she sees a pale face in an upstairs window, though, she can't stop wondering about the eerie presence on the top floor—in a room with a locked door. Could it be someone who lived in the house a century earlier? 

11/6/20

The Nightmare Before Christmas: movie review

 Genre: Musical, family

Rated: PG

Year Release: 1993

Director: Henry Selick 

Summary: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.

11/4/20

Gulliver's Travels


 Author: Jonathan Swift

Genre: Fantasy

POV: 1st person

Format: read the first two parts then switch to audio

*Warning* for size-ist. Five inch people are not well represented, and giants are treated as the bad guy **gasp**.

None of that is true for what happens in the book. Life doesn’t have trigger warnings, so I don’t give trigger warnings. Only yahoos give trigger warnings.

Summary: This book begins the authors account of visiting remote regains of the world. Which first begin when he was cast away on an island fill with small people.