Book Review: The Illustrated Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

5 out of 5 Stars I've always loved the different reincarnations of Sherlock Holmes in modern media. It began when I was a kid, watching multiple old versions of Sherlock Holmes on PBS. Later, the movies with Robert Downey Jr. came out, followed by the BBC television series... My husband and I even visited 221B … Continue reading Book Review: The Illustrated Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Comic Book Review: Mind the Gap by Jim McCann, Rodin Espuejo, and Sonia Oback

Five out of Five Stars! I actually got the first installment of this comic as part of an app download a couple years ago. I was intrigued, but the story got buried under everything else I was reading. And eventually forgotten. Fast forward to this summer when I was perusing my husband's comic shelf--turns out … Continue reading Comic Book Review: Mind the Gap by Jim McCann, Rodin Espuejo, and Sonia Oback

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

5 out of 5 Stars! During a panel about fairy tale retellings (the same one where I met Christina Henry, author of Lost Boy), several of the authors mentioned some of their favorite retellings. One of the recommendations was A Court of Thorns and Roses, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Some Background Feyre's … Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: The Spiderwick Chronicles (1-5) By Holly Black and Tony Di’Terlizzi

5 out of 5 Stars! So, I admit, actually saw this first as a movie first a couple years ago and my sister-in-law mentioned that it might be a good comp book/movie for when I'm looking to query my current work in progress. I figured I want to read the books first to see how … Continue reading Book Review: The Spiderwick Chronicles (1-5) By Holly Black and Tony Di’Terlizzi