Month: August 2017

A Concert Review: Simple Plan

Posted August 29, 2017 by shooting in Cincinnati, Music / 19 Comments

When I was 14, I went to Indianapolis to see Simple Plan and Good Charlotte live. Before then, I’d only ever seen boy bands in concert (Nsync, 98 Degrees). These were two bands that I loved and I was thrilled to finally be seeing them live. Cut to 13 years later, and I finally saw […]

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler

Posted August 28, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 14 Comments

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler Review by Lauren source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own Official Summary: Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches in a sketchbook, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters, next to the allure of sex. “Let me […]

Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Posted August 22, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 21 Comments

Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent Review by Lauren Source: copy from ALA17; all opinions are my own Official Summary (add on Goodreads): Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children’s books; their life together one of enviable privilege and ease—until, one […]

Room of Shadows by Ronald Kidd

Posted August 21, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 16 Comments

Room of Shadows by Ronald Kidd Review by Lauren source: copy from ALA17; all opinions are my own Official Summary (add on Goodreads): Ever since his dad left, David Cray has had anger issues. So after he beats up school bully Jake Bragg, his mom grounds him in their creepy new house. Bored, David discovers a […]

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy

Posted August 17, 2017 by shooting in Book Review / 24 Comments

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy Review by Lauren source: copy from ALA17; all opinions are my own Official Summary (add on Goodreads): In 1690, the dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American children s book, was published in Boston. Offering children gems of advice such […]