Maria’s 2018 Reading Log, Part 3: Brief Reviews of The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, and The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen I love relaxing… Continue reading Great Summer (or Anytime) Books for Young Adults
Star Wars: Episode VIII Movie Review — Are Rey and Kylo Ren (Ben Solo) Destined to Become Tragic Lovers? Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VIII—whatever you want to call it—opened last week and has already made a gazillion-jillion-quillion dollars, and your geeky best friends have already seen it five times, at least.… Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Introduction to Another Creepy Love Story?
“When I was your age, Ronald Reagan was president, but Michael Jackson ruled.” My kids have never experienced life without Google, SpongeBob, Disney-Pixar movies, Blu-ray discs, DVRs, MP3s, and cellphones. They’ve never had to rewind a VHS tape, and they would never even consider picking up a dusty encyclopedia to look up information. There are… Continue reading Growing Up in the 1980s: Things My Kids Should Know About My Childhood (Part 1)