“I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson
The short: 4/5 ✦. A mouse-centric version of the classic Sherlock Holmes stories. Tiny magnifying glass not included.
Quote of the Week:
“Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out /
Strut down the street and have your picture took . . . ”
— Cornelius Hackl
Mrs. Weasley: Promise me you’ll look after yourself . . . stay out of trouble . . .
Harry Potter: I always do, Mrs. Weasley. I like a quiet life, you know me.
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The short: 3.5/5 ✦. An impressive, well-crafted novel that somehow misses the mark of inspiration.
“I still say, ‘Shoot for the moon; you might get there.'”
— Buzz Aldrin
The short: 3.5/5 ✦. This book is another sassy romp through Camp Half-Blood, this time with the egomaniacal Apollo, spectacular god now turned spotty human.
Quote of the week:
“Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”
— Cardinal Ximénez
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
The short: 4/5 ✦. A simply beautiful book with incredible, Grimm-inspired stories about the Peculiar world.