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Star Trek – Boldly Does Comics

December 26, 2018

Star Trek – Boldly Go: Volume 1 This graphic novel starts out where the last Star Trek movie left off. With the Enterprise destroyed in the events of Star Trek Beyond, the members of her crew are spread out throughout the galaxy. Captain Kirk [Keep Reading]

How to Survive as a Musician in Today’s Market

December 21, 2018

Music 4.1: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age by Bobby Owsinski The music industry has changed dramatically over the years and continues to do so. A musician needs to understand a lot more than simply how to make music and perform [Keep Reading]

You Reached Me (with two books)

December 20, 2018

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead This book really surprised me. I wasn’t expecting the story to go where it actually ended up. It was a pleasant surprise that had me saying, “What!?!?” out loud as I started to figure everything [Keep Reading]

Respect the name, Buddy!

December 16, 2018

I read these two books as part of the class I took on children’s literature for the Masters Degree I have been pursuing in Library and Information Science. Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Bud Not Buddy, is an amazing piece of work [Keep Reading]

This Generation Needs Ms Marvel

December 12, 2018

I finally got back to reading Ms. Marvel. I really enjoy this series. It’s nice to see a teenage girl who struggles with her faith, school, family, and friends while keeping a superhero identity secret and fighting the good fight, as it were. [Keep Reading]

4 Ideas to Truly Connect With Students

December 11, 2018

I just read You Can’t Make Me [But I Can Be Persuaded] by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias. The book is meant to help parents deal with strong-willed children but I see all sorts of applications for teachers within these pages. Tobias notes that parents [Keep Reading]

On the Hunt for What’s Cool

November 30, 2018

So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld I found this book in the library and the premise was very intriguing. “Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical [Keep Reading]

DJ Culture on the Page

November 29, 2018

The World of DJs and the Turntable Culture by Todd Souvignier This book was published in 2003 as a basic introduction to DJ culture. It explores some of the technology we use, the history behind where it came from, and where it might be heading in [Keep Reading]

Too Many Robins

November 22, 2018

We Are Robin Vol. 1: The Vigilante Business I’m not sure if this series was inspired by the Spider-Verse in Marvel comics which sees hundred of variants on Spider-Man from a variety of parallel Earths. Maybe the premise was inspired by The [Keep Reading]
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