Green Drugs and Ham

Imagine, if you will, that you’re minding your own business, sitting in a chair and reading the newspaper, when out of nowhere, a yellow man in a red hat comes riding in on a large purple cat, carrying a sign that says “Sam I Am.” This is the predicament the protagonist in Dr. Seuss's classic, … Continue reading Green Drugs and Ham

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The Rise of the Dawn of the Planet of Curious George

If you think life is tough now, be glad you didn't live in the 1930s. The world was a jungle back then. Curious George is not a monkey, but he is very curious. He is an ape. Monkeys have tails. Apes do not. Curious George does not have a tail. Therefore, he is an ape. … Continue reading The Rise of the Dawn of the Planet of Curious George

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