Sookie Scores the Plot

There's this little series on HBO called True Blood. You might have heard of it. You may have even heard it's based on a series of books. But who has time to read when there's great sex and gore on TV? Find. The. Time.

Hammer of Witches

Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski is all about stories: fairy tales, religious texts, and history. She takes what we know of Columbus' voyage to America and uses it as the backdrop about a boy learning the power ...

<e>Master Davey and The Magic Tea House</em>: Save the Special Tea

As a tea geek that loves to pass on my obsession with the young'uns in my life, I was excited to review Master Davey and The Magic Tea House: Legend of the Blue Tiger.

<i>Stormdancer</i>: The Lotus War Book One

Japanese steampunk. Yeah, I said Japanese steampunk. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff is a dystopian feudal Japan setting with Iron Samurai wielding chainsaw katanas. Chainsaw katanas. It is a well-done kung-fu movie as ...

Relying on seductive art to draw in your audience is akin to a comedian swearing. It doesn’t take skill to get a reaction. There have been several recent posts GeekMom and elsewhere about the sexualization of ...

Anybody who knows me personally will know that I am an enormous Disney geek. Interestingly, for me it is not so much about the films as it is the theme parks. There are paintings all over our house of the parks, I ...

John Booth, fantastic writer and good friend of mine, takes us back 30 years, sharing his myriad and detailed memories of being an early Star Wars fan in his book, Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek – ...

Review:The Meowmorphosis by Franz Kafka and Coleridge Cook

A few weeks ago, I received an advanced review copy of The Meowmorphosis, courtesy of Quirk Classics (@quirkbooks). The Meowmorphosis is the latest edition of literary mash-ups published by Quirk Classics. Mashed by ...

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

I cannot think of Karen Armstrong without then mentally reciting the opening to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: And then, on Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for ...

Readers, I’ve got something explosive to say. OK, here goes (nervous throat-clearing sound): I just don’t like Harry Potter. I don’t loathe Harry Potter, I just don’t see the magnificence and originality ...