Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

“The Cage”: Star Trek’s Awesome Awful Pilot

Originally posted on Comparative Geeks:
Hey there Star Trek fans, and welcome to a new post series! I’ve started a massive watch/rewatch of all six Trek shows at one episode per day, and thanks to our generous admins here on Comparative Geeks, I’ll be posting about Star Trek every first Saturday. Perma-spoiler warning, and screenshots are my own.…

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…

Comics

Why Fans Love Ms. Marvel

Originally posted on Comparative Geeks:
Ms. Marvel #1 has recently entered its seventh printing. Seventh! That’s practically unheard of in comics, especially for a total newcomer like Kamala Khan. As Marvel.com puts it: “Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary…

YA

Reblog: Banned Books Week: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Originally posted on Reshaping Reality:
Inspired by the Banned Books Blog Party hosted by Hannah Givens over at Things Matter. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson I don’t remember exactly when I picked up this book. I’d put it anywhere between senior year of high school and second year of college. I was reading a lot…

Adult Fiction

Reblog: Pear Trees Are Obscene! Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Originally posted on BOOKING IT:
I’m a sexy beast. Click here for source of photo.  This post contributes to the Banned Books Blog Party hosted by hannah at her blog Things Matter.  Click here for more about her blog and the banned books blog party. ? Pear trees in bloom should be banned.  They are just…

Picture Books

Reblog: Reading with Wild Things

Originally posted on Part Time Monster:
(This post is part of the Banned Books Blog Party at Things Matter.) Last night, we read Biscuit and The Color Kittens and Where the Wild Things Are. Sometimes it’s Clifford or Ninja Turtles or Goodnight, Moon.  I read banned books. And I read them to my son. I say this loudly. I wear it like a badge. I write…

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · YA

Reblog: #RaisingReaders Monday: fREADom

Originally posted on kateywrites:
Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association Do you find it strange that we have a Banned Books awareness campaign in the United States? I mean, seriously, is this something we actually need to think about here and now? Most Americans realize that banning books is a thing of the past,…

Adult Fiction · YA

Reblog: Thursday Thirteen: Banned and Challenged Classics

Originally posted on Sourcerer:
In case you haven’t heard, it’s Banned Books Week. Since I’m a fan of books and I love intellectual freedom, I feel as though it would be a sin to let the week pass without a banned books post. As I mentioned earlier today, Hannah Givens is hosting a week-long banned…