What We’re Listening To: Jay & Miles X-Plain The X-Men

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You know who the X-Men are. Maybe you’ve been into comic books for a long time or you’re a newcomer or you only know from the movie franchise starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Ian McKellen. Regardless, you know who they are, and you may find yourself wanting to know more about them but don’t [….]

What We’re Listening To: The Daily, Podcast Review

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New York Times’ Aptly Named “The Daily” Podcast Delivers Consistent High Quality Back in 2016, during the height of the presidential campaign, I decided that when the election was over and Hillary Clinton was waiting to become president, I would engage in more responsible news media consumption. My mind actually used the word “responsible”, and [….]

Jeanette Winterson Surprises with Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

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Jeanette Winterson is my favorite working author. If 100 of you pick up Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, The Passion, and The Stone Gods, I think a good handful of you will say the same. Two weeks after Christmas, I saw this book on the New Arrivals shelf at my local public library. The [….]

Enjoying The Silmarillion

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I have exactly four books that I’ve owned for longer than The Silmarillion, which I’ve owned in paperback since roughly 1989. The older books I own are The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King all by J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Story of Ferdinand by Robert Lawson. It took me [….]

LitStack Review: Bloodline by Claudia Gray

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Bloodline Claudia Gray Release Date: May 3, 2016 Del Rey ISBN-10: 0345511360 Claudia Gray can tell a Star Wars story. I got this book from the library shortly before Carrie Fisher fell ill. I had been meaning to read it since its publication and had been looking forward to it since finishing Claudia Gray’s previous [….]