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Category Archives: satire
If you’re lucky enough to live where the mercury never falls below 50, you can totally still sneak in some beach reading in these early days of Autumn. And what’s beachier than a nostalgic romp through Sweet Valley, California? Better … Continue reading
Back in March, sj tweeted to me about this new informal club that Becoming Cliché was starting: the From the Bowels of Obscurity Children’s Book Club [pause while we wait for our inner 12-year-olds to stop giggling at “bowels.” Hee!] … Continue reading
Guy Hasson. The Emoticon Generation. infinity plus, 2012. PDF review copy. Early in March, Andrea Johnson of the Little Red Reviewer asked if I’d like to participate in a blog tour for Guy Hasson’s The Emoticon Generation. I’ve never participated … Continue reading
Charles Kingsley. The Water Babies. London: Harper Press, 2011. So, there’s this kid named Tom. He’s a chimney sweep, and his boss is a jerk, and clearly not the best role model, so one day, while they’re sweeping some rich … Continue reading
Lisa Mantchev. Eyes Like Stars. New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2009. 356 pgs. I’m counting this in the Fantasy category of “Quest the second,” in the Once Upon a Time challenge. SETTING: The Théâtre Illuminata, where all the plays ever … Continue reading