My 2 Cents on Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid kicks off our year strongly with her winsome and thought-provoking debut novel, Such a Fun Age. Emira Tucker, a black twenty-five-year-old who lives in Philadelphia and recently graduated from Temple, babysits for a white, affluent married couple—Alix Chamberlain, lifestyle guru and blogger, and her husband Peter, a news anchor who becomes embroiled in a … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Such a Fun Age

My 2 Cents on Catch and Kill

I have clear memories of that pivotal event in 2017—when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and significant contributor to the #MeToo movement Ronan Farrow (War on Peace) published in The New Yorker a damning exposé consisting of allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for his serial pattern of sexual abuse. It was fascinating to keep up … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Catch and Kill

My 2 Cents on Rebel: A Legend Novel

Six years have passed since 2013, which was when Marie Lu (Warcross, The Young Elites) wrapped up her YA dystopian Legend novel series by publishing the third—and what was intended to be the final—entry, Champion. Just recently, however, on October 1st, she released the fourth book, Rebel—a moving story that digs deep into the heart and … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Rebel: A Legend Novel

My 2 Cents on Seinfeldia

Twenty-one years after "The Finale" aired on May 14, 1998, Seinfeld has left a remarkable legacy as a revolutionary sitcom that entertained audiences with hilarious comedy and an unprecedented insight into everyday life's inane and mundane minutiae. So it's only appropriate for something like Seinfeldia, a book written by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong (Mary and Lou … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Seinfeldia

My 2 Cents on Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game

There is plenty of fantabulous fun to be had in Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game, the fourth entry in the Mr. Lemoncello series by Chris Grabenstein (The Island of Dr. Libris, coauthor of I, Funny with James Patterson). Kyle Keeley, a boy who eats, sleeps, and breathes board games, and his friends enter the All-Star … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game

My 2 Cents on Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America

Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America by Jeff Ryan, published in hardcover in 2011 and then paperback in 2012 with a bonus chapter, is a necessity for any gamer, being a stimulating, cleverly written book that takes you on a journey through the enthralling tales and trivia facts behind the multibillion-dollar video game publisher Nintendo. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America