Tag: Death

Girl on Fire: Why Cecil’s death matters

Girl on Fire: Why Cecil’s death matters

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, August 6, 2015] There has been a lot of uproar about Cecil the Lion, a mascot of Zimbabwe, Africa, and his death by an American dentist. I saw so many posts on social media and news stories by Time and BBC that I couldn’t read anything else online …

Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1 Published: July 2005 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 8/10 Recently, I’ve been reading so much literature written specifically for children and young adults I’m surprised my brain hasn’t melted a little. But, to be honest, I am …

Book Review: Atlantia by Ally Condie

Book Review: Atlantia by Ally Condie

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Atlantia Author: Ally Condie Series: None Published: 2014 Publisher: Dutton Penguin Pages: 298 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 I saw the cover of Atlantia by Ally Condie one day while I perused Barnes and Noble’s website, and immediately I was hooked. Recently, I’ve been breaking into the young adult genre for unknown …

Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: A Great and Terrible Beauty Author: Libba Bray Published: 2003 Publisher: Random House Pages: 403 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 Lately, I’ve been in the mood for literature that doesn’t require very much thinking. Novels like that can be exhilarating because of the entertainment value behind them, rather than the literary value. …

Book Review: World War Z by Max Brooks

Book Review: World War Z by Max Brooks

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: World War Z Author: Max Brooks Published: 2006 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Pages: 342 From: Walmart Rating: 8/10 When I first picked up Max Brooks’ novel¬†World War Z from Walmart, I immediately thought of sitting in a dark movie theater, watching Brad Pitt run from a flood of zombies with his family. I …

Girl on Fire: Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Girl on Fire: Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, December 18, 2014] A week or so ago, I was sitting in a movie theater, the lights low and the sounds of people munching popcorn reverberating through the room. Then, when trailer after trailer of upcoming films finished, the adventure began. Warning: spoiler alert. The adventure was “Interstellar,” …

Book Review: The Obsidian Pebble by Rhys A. Jones

Book Review: The Obsidian Pebble by Rhys A. Jones

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Obsidian Pebble Author: Rhys A. Jones Published: 2013 re-release Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Pages: 257 From: ¬†Standoutbooks These days, anyone and everyone can get published–writing about things like werewolves and vampires, true love and broken hearts. Look at 50 Shades of Grey, a spin off of Twilight, or any of those Harlequin …