Why You Need A Tanya Huff Shelf

There is a Tanya Huff book to fulfill any possible speculative fiction need. She can write in any genre she chooses and does them all well. Missing the first time you ventured into Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar or Katharine Kerr’s Deverry? The world of Huff’s Quarters series will give you plots, counterplots and magic rooted in… Read More

Feminism Around the World: German Edition

When I went to Germany this past summer to visit friends, I observed some differences in gender roles between the US and Germany. For example: men pushing strollers. I pretty much never see a man with a stroller in the US, so the German strollers caught my attention for sure. But there wasn’t enough time to really delve into… Read More

WoW: New Models, New Theme and New Potential

I was slowly converted into a World of Warcraft (WoW) player by my fiance who has been playing since the game came out in 2004.  When I began, I was enchanted by the numerous race and class options. My very first character was a blood elf rogue named Elliera. I’m a sucker for elves. Due… Read More

Sailor Moon Crystal Act XII: Enemy (Queen Metalia)

Warning: Spoilers Be sure to check out the Sailor Moon Crystal Page for reviews of Acts I through XI in case you missed them! This is the way the world ends. This is the way the world ends. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.  T.S. Eliot’s poem is the only… Read More

Dragonflight Dreams for the Holidays

If you are an Anne McCaffrey fan like myself you were floating on air the day you found out that Warner Bros. would be making a Dragonflight movie, and you were winking in out from between when the screenwriter was confirmed! The flame to complete my original paperback collection of the Dragonriders of Pern series was… Read More

Divergent ≥ Hunger Games

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a little bit late to the party. I haven’t read Veronica Roth’s Divergent series and I only just watched Divergent on Blu-ray last weekend. Did I mention I also haven’t seen Mockingjay yet? But I’m sure no Divergent fan will be surprised to hear me say this:… Read More