ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead – Review

ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead – Review
Posted November 5, 2011 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

Let’s get this straight: Zone One is a zombie novel.  There is blood, viscera, various bodily fluids streaming through the gutters, dead men walking, and heads being blown off right and left.  There is terror and running away and hiding from the dead.  There is a dying world without electricity, ash-covered streets, and bleak prospects […]

BONES Season 7 Premiere Tonight!

BONES Season 7 Premiere Tonight!
Posted November 3, 2011 by Tammy in TV/Film / 0 Comments

I have been neglecting the “Bones” and “Buffy” content of this blog, so today I bring you good news: FINALLY, the Bones Season 7 Premiere airs tonight on Fox!  Those of you who know me realize how happy this makes me. Tonight’s episode is called “The Memories in the Shallow Grave.”  Click on the photo […]

A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness -Review

A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness -Review
Posted October 29, 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 October 28, 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 October 23, 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 October 12, 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 […]