Gimbling in the Wabe – To Be a Rising Ape

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I’d rather be a rising ape than a falling angel. ~ Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett died on Thursday.  A man who was a prolific writer, a creator of one of the most well realized fantasy worlds in our collective consciousness, a satirist who wrote not only with humor and intelligence, but also, apparently, with anger; [….]

LitStack Review: Hero by Alethea Kontis

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Hero (The Woodcutter Sisters) Alethea Kontis Harcourt Children’s Books Release Date:  October 1, 2013 ISBN 0-5440-5677-9 Finally!  A book with a girl – well, young woman, she’s at least 16 –  who is the hero, who isn’t confused about the fact that she’s the hero.  Who doesn’t normally wear skirts and doesn’t particularly like dresses [….]