The Very Hungry, Very Unhealthy, Very Beautiful Caterpillar

Food is great. Without it, most of us would be dead, and the rest of us would be very hungry. Sometimes, you can have too much of a great thing, and food is no exception, but you should never let that keep you from eating whatever you want. With that, let's jump into Eric Carle's … Continue reading The Very Hungry, Very Unhealthy, Very Beautiful Caterpillar

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Clifford the Big Red Lazily Written Menace to Society

There are a bunch of great stories written about dogs: Because of Winn-Dixie, Harry the Dirty Dog, The Call of the Wild, Old Yeller, The Poky Little Puppy. And then there's the series of books written about Clifford, the big red dog. These books are, how should I put this, very not good. Meet Emily Elizabeth. She has a dog. … Continue reading Clifford the Big Red Lazily Written Menace to Society

I’m Moving to Australia: Alexander and the Not So Good Day

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go your way? Well, I hope you cherished it, because it will probably never happen again. Book: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Author: Judith Viorst; Illustrator: Ray Cruz Year: 1972 Plot: A redhead named Alexander has (what he … Continue reading I’m Moving to Australia: Alexander and the Not So Good Day

The Final Nail in the Coffin: Wrapping Up Twilight

If this blog were a book, this post would be the epilogue: skippable and unnecessary, but nice to have because it wraps everything up. Reading Twilight and blogging about my experiences was an experience in itself. Twilight was the perfect storm. It had everything I could ever wish for: poor dialogue, numerous plot holes, irrational … Continue reading The Final Nail in the Coffin: Wrapping Up Twilight