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Review: The Keepers Trilogy by Lian Tanner

The Keepers Trilogy is a middle-grade fantasy by Lian Tanner, consisting of Museum of Thieves, City of Lies, and Path of Beasts, published 2011-2013 and complete as a trilogy. It’s a hidden gem, found through sheer serendipity — I searched for the word “museum” in my library’s ebook database to see what came up, and Museum of Thieves was the…… Continue reading Review: The Keepers Trilogy by Lian Tanner

Children's & Middle Grade · History · Other Stuff

Museum Visit: Wren’s Nest (Atlanta, GA)

The Wren’s Nest is one of Atlanta’s historic attractions — the house of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus stories! I visited over Christmas break and was very impressed indeed. (Apologies for the bad Kindle pics, it’s dark in there!) Wren’s Nest promotional materials emphasize that while Uncle Remus can be a racist symbol in…… Continue reading Museum Visit: Wren’s Nest (Atlanta, GA)

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2016 Reading Challenges and Book Diversity

I poked away at the reading challenges I decided to try last January, but ended up not finishing them. I’m confident I read more than the requisite number of LGBT+ Challenge books, but I only reviewed a few of the books I read, and reviews are part of the deal. Pretty much dropped off the…… Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenges and Book Diversity

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2015 Book Survey

Welcome to the 2015 book survey, designed and hosted by Perpetual Page-Turner! It was super fun last year and allows me to recall the books I read in a more meaningful way, so I’m doing it again. The survey is open to everyone, and there’s a linky in her post. (The graphics also come from that post.) Links…… Continue reading 2015 Book Survey

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Christmas Books Y’all Recommended Last Year (with bonuses!)

After last year’s post on Christmas books, y’all left some wonderful recommendations and I read some fun Christmas book reviews on other blogs. This year I’ve read all the books recommended last year, so I thought it’d be fun to do a follow-up! Adult fiction, picture books, graphic novels and short stories all included. The…… Continue reading Christmas Books Y’all Recommended Last Year (with bonuses!)

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy

J is for… Jadis

Originally posted on Part Time Monster:
Jadis. Her Imperial Majesty Jadis, Queen of Narnia, Chatelaine of Cair Paravel, Empress of the Lone Islands. The White Witch. C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is a twentieth-century fairy tale that’s made its way into the popular subconscious, and despite the book’s brevity and the clear Christian…

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

Tinker Bell Answers

We’ve reached the home stretch, friends! Quick-fire answers to all of Google’s random questions about Tinker Bell movies, to the best of my ability. I’d love to make you gifs and clips and stuff of some of these, but I can’t, so we’re making do… Links are provided where available. If you want pictures, here’s…… Continue reading Tinker Bell Answers

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Tinker Bell Answers: Pixie Hollow Sociology

“does tinkerbell have something to do with green representation” I have no idea what green representation is, and Google has failed me. So… maybe? Maybe this refers to environmental themes or environmentalists? If so, you could probably find that in the movies. The whole design is very nature-y, the fairies all work with nature, etc.…… Continue reading Tinker Bell Answers: Pixie Hollow Sociology

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Tinker Bell Answers: The Basis of Our Protagonist’s Identity

“what is the basis for our protagonist’s identity? in the movie tinkerbell” “basis of a protagonist’s identity in tinkerbell” “tinkerbell protagonist” “tinkerbell engineer” Something tells me there’s a homework question going around about the basis of Tinker Bell’s identity! Well, I’m not doing your homework for you, but I do think this is a really…… Continue reading Tinker Bell Answers: The Basis of Our Protagonist’s Identity

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Tinker Bell Answers: My Little Pony and a List of Fairy Talents

It’s no secret that I love the Tinker Bell/Disney Fairies movies. Last year I wrote essays/reviews of all the movies then available: Tinker Bell, The Lost Treasure, The Great Fairy Rescue, Secret of the Wings, The Pirate Fairy, and Pixie Hollow Games. Wednesday I added to that list with the new release, Legend of the Neverbeast, which is…… Continue reading Tinker Bell Answers: My Little Pony and a List of Fairy Talents