Thursday, July 11, 2013

We Take This Man by Candice Dow

We Take This Man by Candice Dow My rating: 1 of 5 stars 

WTH?! This book should have been called, "We drive this dumb dude crazy", or "We stupid women", or "We Blind Mice", or anything else along those lines.

While We Take this Man, does open the door for some riveting conversation about polyamory and marital compromise, it did not do the most simple task entertainment has: Satisfy and take care of its audience. I was angry and frustrated at all of the characters from the beginning to the very end, and as a reader, that disappointed me. Even the victories and semblances of good sense and triumph left me feeling blah.

I was extremely disappointed in what this book said about both women and men!  Both sexes appeared to be morons.  It made women out to be treacherous and misguided, and made men out to be blindly driven by honor and loyalty with no personal conviction.  WOMP. T

he book also made no attempts to find solid footing for any of its blow-ups and it had no clear ending. Stylistically, these two authors did an amazing job of producing a riveting drama that was full of turns and shock values. It was a page-turner if nothing else. However, being intriguing and being satisfying are two different things. View all my reviews


Monday, March 11, 2013

Gaming Review: Tomb Raider


First of all, let me say that I finished this game with 73% completion in about two days.  Now for most games, that would annoy me because I'd feel like there wasn't much substance.  With this game, however, I felt like there was no real choice.  I HAD to finish it.  The story demanded it.

I have played all but two games in the Tomb Raider franchise, and I have to admit that this may very easily become second only to the original.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pieces of Programming: Tween/Teen Flashback Day

While many of my library kids may never know much of the technology I did as a child, I've found that there is one definite way to bridge our generational gap: GAMING!  If I put a record and record player in front of my kids, there's a good chance only one or two of them will know how to make them work, but if I put an original Nintendo system in front of an eight year old, they'll beat a game that I never could.  In that frame of mind, I decided to host a flashback day for our tweens and teens to allow them a chance to look at how far games have come, and where they may go.  

Friday, February 1, 2013

Beyond Martin and Rosa

How many Black History Month events have you experienced or even planned (don't be ashamed), where no matter what you expected, it still boiled down to a Civil Rights discussion that centered around Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks?  This infuriates me, not only because there's more to my culture than these things, but because for many people, it's what we've come to expect and we don't make much fuss about it.

Well this year, I wanted to combat that complacency.  Here are a few of the brainstorms I had while planning Black History Month activities this year.   If you use any of them, stop by and let me know!  I'd love to hear how it worked out.