#55 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

Tune in as Laura Petro and Meggie Gates (YA, We Read It!) hang out with Arthur for a recap of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. This 2020 magical-realism take on the now-beloved Multiverse subgenre of speculative fiction follows 35-year-old Nora Seed as she ODs to escape her depressing life, which sends her off on … Continue reading #55 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

#51 – Rooster Teeth’s RWBY Volume 1 | Created by Monty Oum (with Jackson Leight)

Tune in as Jackson Leight (creator of the satirical RWBY news website https://bumbleby.com) teams up with Arthur to dissect Volume 1 of RWBY, the American anime web series that online entertainment company Rooster Teeth premiered in 2013. RWBY has been lasting for eight seasons so far, and now 2CC (which already dropped a brief episode on … Continue reading #51 – Rooster Teeth’s RWBY Volume 1 | Created by Monty Oum (with Jackson Leight)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Desirée Calderón de Fawaz (Quetzalli’s Last Song)

In the house today is microbiologist-turned-author Desirée Calderón de Fawaz, who wrote and illustrated the 2017 picture book Tata’s Earrings, then penned her debut novel Quetzalli’s Last Song, the first entry in the Brum Hesles Series. Listen to Arthur chat with her about topics like her former work in microbiology, the gorgeous illustrations in QLS, … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Desirée Calderón de Fawaz (Quetzalli’s Last Song)

My 2 Cents on the Top Ten Books of 2021

What’s new, everyone? As of this writing, 2021 is just one day away from its official conclusion! Plenty of notable events have unfolded over the past year: the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Bennifer getting back together, the premiere of the Disney+ MCU shows, Paul Rudd being named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, the numerous COVID variants that … Continue reading My 2 Cents on the Top Ten Books of 2021

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Night at the Museum | Directed by Shawn Levy (with Arthur’s Mom)

Tune in as Arthur’s Mom returns for the third week in a row to cover Night at the Museum, the 2006 fantasy comedy in which struggling inventor and deadbeat dad Larry Daley becomes a night guard at the Museum of Natural History and learns the exhibits come to life at night thanks to the ancient … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Night at the Museum | Directed by Shawn Levy (with Arthur’s Mom)

My 2 Cents on Netflix’s Shadow and Bone

What’s new, folks? On April 23 Netflix dropped the eight-episode first season of Shadow and Bone, the series adaptation of the Grishaverse young adult fantasy novels launched by author Leigh Bardugo in 2012. For newcomers who are unfamiliar with these books, the Grishaverse currently consists of three series: the Grisha Trilogy, also known as the Shadow … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Netflix’s Shadow and Bone

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8

(NON-SPOILERY REVIEW—if you want my spoilery opinions, feel free to check out the chapter breakdowns on my blog) What’s new, everyone? If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you know that I watch RWBY, the Rooster Teeth fantasy anime-style web series where courageous Huntsmen and Huntresses are charged with protecting the fictional world of Remnant … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 14, “The Final Word”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full episode breakdown of “The Final Word”) What’s new, folks? Let’s dive into RWBY, the fantasy anime-style web series from Rooster Teeth Animation. Released on Rooster Teeth FIRST on March 27, Chapter 14 of Volume 8, “The Final Word,” was directed by Kerry Shawcross and written by Kiersi Burkhart, Miles Luna, … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 14, “The Final Word”