Monthly Archives: October 2011


A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness -Review

A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness -Review
Posted 29 October, 2011 by Tammy in Uncategorized / 7 Comments

“The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.” I read A Monster Calls and Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck back-to-back, and they seemed eerily similar in more ways than one.  My original plan was to review them together, but after writing my review for Wonderstruck, I realized that although A Monster Calls is also a […]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Countdown to Halloween

AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Countdown to Halloween
Posted 28 October, 2011 by Tammy in TV/Film / 2 Comments

This week, instead of featuring a “Read Me!” book, I am enthusiastically recommending the new FX show American Horror Story.  Although it has already been on for a month, this Monday on Halloween you have the chance to play catch up and watch the first four episodes back-to-back if you haven’t seen it. American Horror Story is […]

WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick – Review

WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick – Review
Posted 23 October, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

The wonderfully inventive Brian Selznick broke new ground in 2007 with The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a “children’s” book that combined text and illustrations in a way that had never really been done before.  In fact, half the book is text and the other half full-spread illustrations, and the illustrated passages tell just as much […]

Curse of the Bestsellers

Curse of the Bestsellers
Posted 12 October, 2011 by Tammy in Ruminations / 1 Comment

I love Entertainment Weekly. I even subscribe to it.  But I’ve noticed something disturbing lately, and I want to explain myself. Entertainment Weekly covers the Big Four of entertainment: Movies, TV, Music and Books.  I love movies and TV. And if you’ve read any of this blog before, you know I love books.  (I love […]

What Keeps Me Up At Night

What Keeps Me Up At Night
Posted 8 October, 2011 by Tammy in Ruminations / 1 Comment

October is the perfect month to talk about scary stories. It’s also the perfect time to mention Stephen King, without doubt one of America’s modern masters of horror. (I’m pretty sure someone else came up with that title.) Say what you will about Steve (yes, I am claiming the right to call him “Steve”), he […]