The Conjuring 2: Movie Review

Fun Facts about this film: On the first day of shooting, a priest was brought to bless the set. James Wan was offered a “life altering” amount of money in order to direct Fast 8(2017). However, he turned the opportunity down to direct The Conjuring 2 (2016). “I feel rejuvenated to tell a scary story […]

“The Emperor’s Conspiracy”

  When I read fiction, I read to escape this world. I want intrigue and submersion in the world of each character. I want to take a mini-vacation from this world and travel to a different time and place. I felt no such escape while reading Michelle Diener’s historical fiction, The Emperor’s Conspiracy. I have mixed […]

Monsters, Mystery, & the Magic of Time Travel: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Written by Tana Guerra Ransom Riggs is a clever storyteller. He subtly weaves birds into symbols, mystery into discovery, and time travel into magic. He unites readers both young and old, transcending the boundaries of age, in this wonderful story about monsters (metaphorical and real), peculiar children, and the meaning of family. His book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar […]