Review: A Big Hand for the Doctor by Eoin Colfer

So if you recall, the BBC had commissioned 11 British children's lit authors to write 11 short stories based on -- you guessed it -- the 11 incarnations of The Doctor for the show's 50th Anniversary this year. For those of you who, like me, started with Christopher Eccleston (also known as The Best Doctor), … Continue reading Review: A Big Hand for the Doctor by Eoin Colfer

The Fault in Our Stars: Nicholas Sparks for Smart(er) Teens

Not to be that asshole, but I didn’t read that many young adult novels when I was an actual young adult. Now that I’m a regular adult, I feel a bit silly reading something like The Hunger Games, particularly since plenty of people love to loudly denounce adults who read young adult novels, wringing their … Continue reading The Fault in Our Stars: Nicholas Sparks for Smart(er) Teens

Are the New Scholastic Harry Potter Covers Worse than the Originals?

About two or three years ago, Bloomsbury re-released the entire Harry Potter series with beautiful minimalist covers. What made the new illustrations a welcome change was the fact that they better encompassed the progression of the series from kid's books to teen novels. The original covers of the UK editions always made the books look … Continue reading Are the New Scholastic Harry Potter Covers Worse than the Originals?