Book Review: Once Upon Stilettos by Shanna Swendson

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It’s been quite a few years since I read Enchanted, Inc. because, frankly, I’m a guy and chick lit isn’t my thing. But it was such a funny and magical book that continuing with the series has often been on my mind. And now I find that the Katie Chandler series has grown to seven books. Based on the adventures of a Texas belle who finds adventure, romance, and professional fulfillment in New York, it ... Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: First day of school!

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In today's edition of Pottermore Moments Revisited, we follow Harry as he attends his first classes. And...follow is pretty much all we do. Read More »

Book Review: Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz

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He still keeps saying, “I’m just a fry-cook,” even though it’s been nineteen months since he last wielded a spatula in anger. During that time, he has followed the tug of his psychic senses from one horrific ordeal to another. He has stopped mass-murders before they happened. He has staved off a nuclear apocalypse, canceled an alien invasion, and unpicked a snarl in the fabric of space-time. He has exterminated nests of serial killers, rescued ... Read More »

WOULD YOU RATHER…Be Sorted Into Slytherin Or Ravenclaw? #MNWYR

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In this series of posts started last week, Tori and I will be asking, “Would you rather…” and presenting two options along with a list of their pro’s and con’s. Your job: let us know which wins for you and why. For this post the question is: Would you rather be sorted into Slytherin or Ravenclaw? In order to weigh our options lets look at what we know about each house along with a few pros and cons: Read More »

Theater Review: StarKid Summer Series

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They have thrice cavorted down corridors at Hogwarts School. They've explored an alien planet in their radical starship. They've tackled Batman, and twisted the tale of "Aladdin" so that we no longer approve of street rats. Now, the creative minds at Team StarKid have unleashed not one, but two new musicals upon the world in the summer of 2014. Read More »

Book Review: The Wizard in the Tree by Lloyd Alexander

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If Chocolate Frogs Famous Wizard Cards featured beloved wizards from the pages of literature, you know there would be a card each for J. K. Rowling’s Dumbledore, and Tolkien’s Gandalf, and Peter Beagle’s Schmendrick, and John Bellairs’ Prospero… I’ve already got quite a long list in mind. Now that I’ve read this brief book by the Newbery Medal and National Book Award winning author of the Prydain Chronicles, I have another name to add to ... Read More »

Christmas in July

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A double dose of magic. Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Three Shades of Red

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In the latest installment of our Pottermore Moments Revisited series, we finally get to Hogwarts! Trains, best friends, and Sorting abound! Read More »

Book Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming

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We’ve run into this problem before: First it was a novel. Then it was adapted, more successfully than faithfully, into a movie. Then came a film novelization, a novel designed to be more faithful to the movie than the movie was to the original novel. They did it to Pierre Boulle’s Planet of the Apes. More recently, it happened to Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon. It even happened to another book by Ian ... Read More »

Emma Watson’s next magical role: Kelsea in “The Queen of the Tearling”

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Emma Watson committed to co-producing and starring in "The Queen of the Tearling" before the book was even published - here's a look at how the young actress may adapt to her second big fantasy role. Read More »