Most books* that I read involving time-travel back to slavery days were children’s books… An adult black woman traveling back to slavery is going to be a LOT grittier, and so it was. * most recent: Advertisements
The main diff between the book and the movie was at the beginning and end: There’s no stupid old woman who hates Toto and becomes the evil witch. There are no farm hands to become the lion the tin-man and the scarecrow. The greyness is there, though. Aunt Em used to be a happy young … More The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
10 year old’s rating: Good. How do dams make you able to turn on the light? I could read all the words! Good pictures.
OK, so summer is a good time for light reads too. Dangling by a Thread byLea Wait 4 star A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester 4 star Taming the Star Runner by S.E. Hinton 5 star
Did someone say summer is the time for light and fluffy reads? Not the time for the serious books you didn’t have time for in the winter? How odd. I hope it’s not a hard-and-fast rule. The Menorah by Steven Fine 5 of 5 stars A close look at the triumphal Arch of Titus in … More Summer History Reads
Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Remember Kamet, the ambassador’s slave from a few books ago? Eugenides, King of Atolia & Thief of Eddis sent a solider to steal him. Most of the book is a travel journey, blessed by the god of “how many ways can you … More Good Batch this week
Lovely first novel. Sasha Silverman of the Silver Bear shop (yes its named for her family) loves selling teddy bears. And making 4th of July Teddy picnics for kids. Hopefully their parents will buy more… Who knew making Teddy Bears could be so stressful? It’s because the company salesman is a jerk – and after … More Bearly Departed by Meg Macy