Knife of Never Letting Go: The Ben Stiller Movie of Young Adult Fiction

You know whenever you watch Ben Stiller movies, and Ben Stiller just gets ripped a new one over and over and over again until you just can’t handle anymore of the “dumpage” on his character?  This is true for his movies like Along Came Polly, Meet the Fockers (2-79), Meet the Parents, and other films where… More Knife of Never Letting Go: The Ben Stiller Movie of Young Adult Fiction

White Noise of Terror | A Review of The Tsar of Love and Techno

I can’t even review this book.  Anthony Marra’s The Tsar of Love and Techno was the best and most beautifully written book that I’ve read all year.  I read it in two days because I couldn’t even fathom the telling of it.  This is what they miss in school.  Stalin becomes a distant relative to… More White Noise of Terror | A Review of The Tsar of Love and Techno

Glass Half Full / Glass Half Empty | Just finish the Glass.

Sometimes it’s hard to know you’re upset until you’re just on the precipice of the cliff and the slightest chill of air will nudge you off.  It’s an illness sometimes just to stay positive in the wake of trauma, even when the trauma is ongoing.  My life has spun me a tad out of control in the… More Glass Half Full / Glass Half Empty | Just finish the Glass.

Since We Can’t All Just Get Boxes of Books | A Very Merry Bookish Christmas

It’s the Very Merry Bookish Christmastime Again (and all other holidays celebrated at this point in the year).  If you want to get something special, for a nerd word on your list, check out the following items, categorized in random ways. Happy Shopping, word birds. For the Classy Book Lover: Book Lover’s Chocolate @ Bridge Brands… More Since We Can’t All Just Get Boxes of Books | A Very Merry Bookish Christmas

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair”

Imagine this. Well, just do this. Imagine this is a step-by-step list for reading Michael Cunningham’s new book, A Wild Swan. Watch this standup video of Iliza Shlesinger “The Grabbing Hand” Then, listen to this song by Sara Bareilles, “Faiytale.” Sing along if you want to.  No one’s actually watching you at home, reading this… More “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair”