Tired of Screens? Check Out These Old-Fashioned Puzzle Books!

Tired of Screens? Check Out These Old-Fashioned Puzzle Books!

Back in the day, when iPhones were still just full of fake beer drinking and lighter apps, the best thing you could have on an airplane or a long car ride was a puzzle game book. Remember those books full of sudoku puzzles or crosswords? All you needed was a pencil and a few hours, and you were set for some good times. Nowadays, they have apps for such things. Apps are great and all, but it can be so easy to get distracted, or get a headache, or lose your focus. So if you want some of these for …

4 Childhood Throwbacks Books

4 Childhood Throwbacks Books

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Do you ever look at your bookshelf and wonder what happened to all those books you read as a kid? I do and sometimes I miss reading those books and feeling how excited I was the first time I held them, ready to explore a new world with new fictional friends. I feel the same way when I pick up a book now, but the excitment is different when you’re a kid, and these four books are some that I will always cherish. Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park Image via Amazon Junie B Jones, is the first book series …

The ‘Holes’ Villains, Ranked from Least Evil to Most Evil

The ‘Holes’ Villains, Ranked from Least Evil to Most Evil

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The first time I read Holes by Louis Sachar it blew my tiny sixth-grade mind. My librarian had told me that the ending was incredible, but I was simply not prepared. The way all the little threads wove together, all the loose ends tied up so perfectly?? I was shook. Beyond shook. I was a new person. I was reborn. I was a phoenix, rising from the ashes of my former self. The ‘S’ shelf of my elementary school library was now a sacred space, where Sachar leaned against Jerry Spinelli, where Holes and Stargirl, the two most influential books I read …

Readers Beware: R. L. Stine has A NEW SERIES!

Readers Beware: R. L. Stine has A NEW SERIES!

R. L. Stine shaped (or, let’s be honest, scarred) most of our childhoods with his 130 Goosebumps books. He chose the right place, then, when he chose to announce his new Goosebumps series at Comic Con, in front of people dressed as monsters and other cosplayed supernatural beings. That series: a comic series with Marvel called “Man-Thing.”   Marvel first debuted “Man-Thing” in 1971. Stine will change the monster that was once speechless to finally be able to vocalize. The new comic is inspired by a 1950 comic series called “Tales from the Crypt.” In an interview with New York Times, Stine says, “My …