This is a new publication (it comes out today!) from Annorlunda Books, a small press publisher. I received a free copy of the story to review, but my comments are my own opinion.
Genre: short fiction
Length: 136 pages
Setting: a fictional version of Centralia, Pennsylvania, 1975 Continue reading
This is a classic science fiction story that is referenced on a regular basis. I had never read it and decided to rectify that hole in my reading list.
Published: 1953 originally. My edition had end notes from 1979 and 1982 as well
Genre: science fiction dystopia
Length: 179 pages
Setting: an American city sometime in an alternate future Continue reading
I was provided a copy of the book by the publisher to review, although my opinions are all my own.
Published: today! 2017
Genre: science fiction novella
Length: 92 pages
Setting: Tertullian VI, not too far future Continue reading
I am a big fan of Joss Whedon and his projects. When I read this, Joss had only produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. He’s only improved his project record since, most recently Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Subtitle: The Genius Behind Buffy
Length: 162 pages Continue reading
This is the first book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series. The series often comes up as high quality writing for kids and I’ve never read it. I decided to rectify that fact and read it to the kids.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 162 pages
Setting: it felt like a European city in the mid-1900s Continue reading
Tomorrow is our last meeting of American History Club for the school year. We’re doing a second session on the space program. It’s surprisingly difficult to find a YA level book about astronauts/the space program/space race. I ended up choosing a nonfiction book instead of our usual fiction or narrative-driven nonfiction book because that’s all I could find in our library system.
Subtitle: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon
Genre: nonfiction history
Length: 105 pages of text, 114 pages total Continue reading
This is my husband’s favorite movie, and he got an audiobook of the story. I decided to listen to it as well, since I enjoy Stephen King when he isn’t being scary.
Length: 181 pages
Setting: Maine, it felt like the 1950s Continue reading