House of Many Ways Written by Diana Wynne Jones
The Gist: Charmain had led a very sheltered life and for the first time is allowed to do things as she wishes–whether they be respectable or not.
Story Review: Charmain isn’t allowed to do anything that according to her mother is not respectable– this [...]
Castle in the Air Written by Diana Wynne Jones
The Gist: In a land where prophecies must always come to pass, a young carpet seller defies all odds to meet, fall in love, and fight for the privilege to marry a princess.
Story Review: Abdullah, a young carpet seller, meets Flower-in-the-Night, a sheltered [...]
Howl’s Moving Castle Written by Diana Wynne Jones
The Gist: In a world where magic is as normal as royalty, a young woman seeks to reverse the curses that plague her.
Story Review: Sophie is the oldest of three and fully believe the superstition that the eldest of three will be a failure. [...]
Oh, the THINKS You Can Think! Written and Illustrated by Dr. Seuss (Warning: the site is noisy!)
The General Gist: The other Oh, You Can book that tells you to think outside the box.
Story Review: Simplistic rhyme scheme with whimsical (although typical) Seuss drawings, language, and message. I like that made up [...]
Escape from Atlanta
Earlier this week I wrote about the first volume of The Walking Dead and it’s various immersion activities. The Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse is similar to a haunted house but it’s entirely zombie and run in a paintballing location. At one point the building may have served as an office building–but [...]