Drift House: The First Voyage

Facts:Date finished: 10-30-08Author: Dale PeckCategory: Children’s fantasyPublished: 2005Pages: 424Rating: 4/5 Basic Plot:In the wake of 9/11, three siblings are sent to live with their uncle on the Bay of Eternity in Canada. But what their parents thought would be safe haven turns out to be a fantastical (and often dangerous)…

Princess baseball?

I know girls are often an odd mix of girly and tomboyish. I know I was – playing forts with my brother one minute, Barbies with my neighbor friend the next. But this combination has my head in a bit of a spin. A Disney Princess baseball set? Seriously? It’s…

Sesame Street birthday – get the party started!!

Happy Birthday to Sesame Street today! The show went on the air Nov. 10, 1969 (just a few months before I arrived!) and has been going strong for 39 years now. So today seemed an appropriate day to finally get around to sharing one of my new ventures. It came…

Wicked

Facts:Date finished: 10-25-08Author: Gregory MaguireCategory: FantasyPublished: 1995Pages: 406Rating: 3/5 Basic Plot:Dorothy and Toto landed with a boom in Oz, but the real whirlwind in Oz had been going on for years before the pair arrived. Just how did the wicked witch become the wicked witch? Is she even a witch?…

Political lenses were very good to me

Happy election day to you!! I hope you’re going to vote today. (Debates on whether I should be encouraging anyone who might not be an informed voter to vote aside. Although I’m sure none of my readers would be uninformed, right?) We went to vote last week in early voting….