3 out of 5 Stars This novel showed up on the shelves of my local library and I had to pick it up. I've seen some good reviews for it plus the cover looked adorable. And honestly, who doesn't love a novel about dogs? The Setup National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Meg Rosoff's … Continue reading Book Review: Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff
I've done plenty of posts about things in and around the Chicago area, but I always seem to discover more exciting things to share. On our recent trip to Rosemont, we checked out a couple great new restaurants. The first was a crazy place known as The Sugar Factory. From the front, it looks like … Continue reading Sights to Check out in Rosemont, IL
2 out of 5 Stars Happy Autumnal Equinox everyone! Discovered this awesome looking comic on one of our trips to Chicago and had to pick it up. The cover art was eye-catching and the premise, crime fighting scientists and writers at the turn of the century, sounded awesome! The Blurb True story: in 1899, Mark … Continue reading Comic Book Review: The Five Fists of Science by Matt Fraction & Steven Sanders
We discovered the coolest trail while traversing through Chicago a few weeks ago. It's called The 606--part of the Rails to Trails project (like The Highline in New York). The trail meanders between city buildings along a defunct rail line. The scenery and architectural structures along the way are beautiful. And, of course, there's tons … Continue reading The 606: Chicago Trails
3 out of 5 Stars I don't tend to read a lot of historical fiction, but this book caught my eye as I was perusing the aisles at my local library. The cover was intriguing and, with the weather getting colder, it seemed like an excellent autumn read 🙂 The Set-Up Essex, England, 1645. With … Continue reading Book Review: The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown
On our recent wanderings through Chicago, I took so many photos of talented street art. Too many for one post! So here's a few more 🙂 Happy Travels!
4 out of 5 Stars I got this book back in April after sitting in on an author panel at C2E2. The premise was intriguing and disturbing, harnessing the power of gods for electricity. I met Tim Lees again last month on a panel about experiences in publishing. His entertaining narratives made me even more … Continue reading Book Review: The God Hunter by Tim Lees