Unhinged, by A.G. Howard

Last Christmas, my daughters gave me the first two books in A.G. Howard’s dark and twisted reimagining of Alice in Wonderland. I read and reviewed the first book, Splintered, back in March and gave it four stars. The concept was outstanding: Alyssa is a direct descendent of Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s book, […]

Down with the Shine, by Kate Karyus Quinn

I caught wind of this book a few months before its release and immediately added it to my to-read list. “Wishes gone bad” is one of those plot devices that I can easily get on board. Usually there’s a mischievous, incompetent, or extremely literal genie or other such magical being to blame. Down with the […]

Five Seven Six (The Boy with Words, Book Two), by C.E. Wilson

A few months ago, I read and reviewed C.E. Wilson’s exceptional book Five Seven Five, the first of two parts in The Boy with Words series. I waited patiently after that doozy of a cliffhanger to find out what would happen next. The sequel adds a number to its title, so let’s see how the […]

My Top 10 TV Shows

Back before there were gazillions of television networks creating original series programming, May was one of the big ratings sweeps months. You’d see big episodes of shows leading up to big season finales, sometimes containing cliffhangers that you’d have to wait until the following fall to see resolved. On that note, I’m counting down my […]