My Top 10 Episodes of New Doctor Who

I’ve done a few Doctor Who-themed Top 10 lists already on this blog, usually in advance of a new season coming up. Well, starting sometime this fall, there’s a new season, featuring a new Doctor played by Jodie Whitaker, and the show is in the hands of new show-runner Chris Chibnall. Lots to be excited […]

The Law of Tall Girls, by Joanne Macgregor

Main character and narrator Peyton Lane is tall—almost 6’1”—and fed up with the fact that everyone asks her lame questions such as “What’s the weather like up there?” or “Do you play basketball?” and the like. Even more upsetting is that some much shorter girls date tall boys, essentially taking them away from tall girls […]

New Book Spotlight: A Time Forgotten — and interview with main character Rennie Winters

I’ve got a special treat here today at The Stuff. It’s book release day for previously spotlighted author Sioux Trett and her second part of her Paper Dreams Chronicles, the sequel to Drawn In (which I reviewed HERE). It is my great pleasure to present A Time Forgotten to you.   Spending the summer in […]

My Top 10 Artists That Aren’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but Should Be

During the final week of June, my daughters and I went on a really cool road trip. We went to Ithaca, NY for a college visit for my oldest and to explore the gorgeous gorges there. Then we went to Niagara Falls and rode The Maid of the Mist and viewed the falls from about […]

The Alpha Wolf (Werewolf High, Book Nine), by Anita Oh

Anita Oh has got to be one of the most prolific indie writers I’ve come across. In the span of three years, she’s released this YA series of NINE books and counting. There are also two novellas in the series (which I haven’t read), and apparently, she’s got another series going. But this review is […]

Legendary, by Stephanie Garber

When I read Caraval last year, I suspected that I’d enjoy it. The idea of a magical scavenger hunt embedded within a five-day-long Renaissance Faire environment was too awesome to pass up. Needless to say, it appeared pretty high on my year-end list of favorite books. And the epilogue’s teaser for the sequel Legendary had […]

My Top 10 Episodes of Lost

A little over two years ago, I counted down my Top 10 Favorite Television Shows. Topping that list was Lost. I loved the story telling: the connections between the characters; the non-linear nature of the narrative with its flashbacks, flashforwards, and flashsideways; the depth of the characters; the genre mash-up of action, mystery, romance, science […]

My Top 10 Sesame Street Songs

It took me awhile not only to write this Top 10 list but to decide what it would be this month. I have a long list of future Top 10 lists, and I try to vary them up, but none of them were jumping out as the one to do. It was a conversation that […]

What Light, by Jay Asher

Being a big fan of Asher’s YA book Thirteen Reasons Why, I’ve had this book on my radar since it first came out. I was looking for something quick to read until the release of another book I was anticipating, so when I saw that this was relatively short, I checked it out of the […]

The Vanishing Girl, by Laura Thalassa

This book has been on my Kindle awhile, and I’ve finally gotten around to reading it. I was intrigued by the premise—about a girl who teleports in the middle of the night and a government agency who wants to exploit her ability and those of teens like her. Oh, and then there was the added […]