Monthly Archives: August 2013

Alan Moore’s original Watchmen series from the 1980s was very much a social allegory of its time – about America, superheroes, comics, and the concepts of war and loyalty.  The movie, however, was an action/adventure meant to keep butts on … Continue reading

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Better Homes and Gardens Baking

I have been looking for a book like this for a long time – something that gives all the basics as well as traditional favorite recipes (and a few surprise ones) in one volume. Not all of us grew up … Continue reading

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Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese by Stiavetti and McCord

Melt takes macaroni & Cheese and turns it into something else completely – I think a better title would be “Macaroni, Cheese, + other exotic stuff” since a lot of the recipes really aren’t even about that great American comfort … Continue reading

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How Not To Be A Dick is an approachable and amusingly presented book aimed at teens to help with attitude problems.  This is a riff on the Dick and Jane books (e.g., don’t be Dick) but it doesn’t pander and … Continue reading

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Aphrodite is the sixth book in the series of graphic novels that explain/retell the ancient Greek mythos in a way that is both well researched but also approachable.   In this novel, the story of how Aphrodite came to be … Continue reading

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Swept Up By The Sea By Tracy and Laura Hickman

I have long been out of the fantasy genre (15 years or more) but picked this up because of the author – Tracy Hickman of Dragonlance renown.  Like so many, I grew up with the Dragonlance books and knew that … Continue reading

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Masks by Ross, Roberson, Calero

Ah, now that was a graphic novel that really hit all the sweet spots for me.  Harkening back to the heroes of the golden age (1930s through 1940s radio and comics), we have a story that unites pulp heroes: –  … Continue reading

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