Review of “Number the Stars”

This isn’t the first time I’ve read this book and won’t be the last. It opens up doors to learning about this exceptionally horrific period of history, which is something that I’m increasingly appreciating about children’s historical fiction. This book is not eventful, that is something to be aware of. It tackles a terrible period […]

Review of “A Wrinkle in Time”

Finished this today with my sixth grade group. My main takeaway is that this book seems aimed at a much older audience, based simply on the difficulty of the subject matter. This book is a blend of a science fiction and fantasy, taking scientific and geometric concepts and stretching the definition/using those concepts loosely as […]

Review of “Julie’s Wolf Pack”

From my GoodReads Review At last, I’ve finished re-reading this trilogy from my childhood. The last installment is, somewhat predictably, not as good as the first two books. It wavers between being a narrative and an informative text and fails to blend the two aspects together with the same ease that the first two did. […]

An Ongoing Regret: Sam

This morning while scooping the kitty litter, I was out of nowhere hit by a tasty blend of anger, resentment, and regret over what I perceive to be one of my many failures. This is not abnormal—I am somewhat regularly struck with this tasty blend, often for no particular reason. It’s one of those semi-intrusive […]