November 2012

Book Review: Tempest and Serena, by Marty Mokler Banks

  **** Excellent. Two female main characters, no strong male characters but boys (especially ones who are having trouble with bullies) might still be able to relate.  For 7-8 year olds, a chapter book rather than a middle-grade. About 136 pages. The Adventures of Tempest and Serena by Marty Mokler Banks In short: The two main …

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Fear and Character

I was reading Syd Field’s Going to the Movies: A Personal Journey through Four Decades of Modern Film in the bathtub, accompanied by a cold mug of tea and an even colder but faster-to-disappear cherry milkshake, when I came across something and knew I couldn’t stay in the tub any longer. He’s talking to Robert …

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