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Fables and Sandman: Old Characters – New Spin

July 12, 2013

Fables: Volume 17 – Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, and Shwan McManus I discovered the world of Fables three years ago and I have read all of the trade paperbacks up to volume 17 now. The story really is [Keep Reading]

The Gate Thief

July 10, 2013

The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card This was sitting on the new arrival shelf at the public library. I picked it up because I have always enjoyed Orson Scott Card’s work. I love his work in the genre of science fiction and the medium of comics [Keep Reading]

Gareth Malone and The Power of Choir

July 4, 2013

The first time I saw Gareth Malone on television I was completely blown away. He has inspired so many people to come together and sing. And for several years he has done it in front of television cameras. When I saw that he had also published a book [Keep Reading]

Jinn Warriors – The Devil’s War

June 27, 2013

Jinn Warriors: The Devil’s War by Marwan El Nashar I met the author of this book at the public library and he gave me a free copy of it. It’s kind of cool connecting with self published authors. It is set in Jannahim, the Spirit Realm [Keep Reading]

Daredevil Reboots

June 22, 2013

Daredevil Season One by Anthony Johnston and Wellington Alves I don’t know why comic book creators feel the need to constantly recreate origin stories. It’s been done for Daredevil several times and much better than this latest title as [Keep Reading]

Graphic Novels from the Public Library

June 15, 2013

I love the public library. There is no way I would be able to read as wide a variety of material without this free and invaluable service. Here are the latest comic books I have enjoyed free of charge thanks to the library. The Unwritten: Volume 4 [Keep Reading]

Legendary Writers Working With Pictures

June 13, 2013

Stephen King is an incredible writer who sees the value in working with pictures. There are so many novelists that are completely stuck on prose and see no reason or benefit in expanding their work to other mediums or genres. Fortunately, Stephen [Keep Reading]

Musical Futures – Free Teaching Resources

June 4, 2013

Musical Futures: An Approach to Teaching and Learning I went to a training workshop about the Musical Futures program and was completely blown away. This is a program that can truly engage reluctant learners in the music classroom. We were thrown [Keep Reading]

Middle Schools Should . . .

May 7, 2013

What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know by Trudy Knowles and Dave F. Brown This book advocates for a change in the structure of learning in our schools. It’s time for us to have a serious discussion about this. The current way of learning [Keep Reading]

Batman Year One and a Fables Spin-Off

April 25, 2013

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, and Richmond Lewis This is a retelling of Batman’s origin story. It was originally published in 1986, shortly after Frank Miller told the final Batman story in The Dark Knight Returns. [Keep Reading]
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