I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday as we bid farewell to 2010 and welcome 2011.
Coyote Solstice, by Thomas King, illus. by Gary Clement. 2010 American Indian Youth Award. A very charming book, good to read to younger grade-schoolers, or a good independent reader. While it’s set around the holiday time, it’s a good story for any time of year. Coyote is planning a solstice dinner for his friends when [...]
Here’s hoping you had a wonderful New Year’s, and may this year be a wonderful one.
Cuyahoga Falls resident Joanna Wilson recently published The Christmas TV Companion: A Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials and Outrageous Oddities. The Christmas TV Companion is a non-fiction guide to unusual, overlooked and often bizarre Christmas-themed television episodes, specials and film releases. Drawing on genres and themes such as science fiction, the macabre, off-center animation, extraordinary [...]
Last Friday, I attended a talk given by Mark Dawidziak on theater ghosts. Well, I love theater and I’m a sucker for local ghost stories, so I decided to go. The evening also included a tour of the theater itself, which is supposedly haunted by multiple spirits. I didn’t really “sense” anything (other than the [...]
The staff at the Learned Owl in Hudson sent along the following recommendations for good Halloween and seasonal reads: ” If you’re interested in exploring the creepy side of your local environs, try the Hidden Ohio Map & Guide from Craig Cartography. Produced by a local company, this fold-up map is your guide to everything spooky [...]