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Review – The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1)

Cover art Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix This is an interesting premise in an interesting world. Each section of the book is narrated by a different child - Finn, 2nd grade; Emma, 4th grade; Chess, 6th grade. Each character has a unique voice, and most of their contributions are age-appropriate. The characters'… Continue reading Review – The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1)


Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

Book cover: First Frost First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is a sequel to Sarah Addison Allen's previous book, Garden Spells. It's quite a lovely read. Some of the unresolved plot points from Garden Spells carry over into this one, namely the parental issues of the main characters, Claire… Continue reading Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen


Open Letter to Spokane City Council Regarding the East Central Community Center

Dear Spokane City Council Members: Considerable unrest and furor has been caused with the recent decision to hand over operations of the East Central Community Center to the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center, as opposed to the current leadership, the East Central Community Organization. Having observed the current staff at the East Central… Continue reading Open Letter to Spokane City Council Regarding the East Central Community Center


Review, HBO’s “Big Little Lies”

*Trigger warning for discussions of rape and marital violence.*     Big Little Lies. I initially didn't want to watch this show, because I thought it was all about "rich white ladies having problems." But it turns out that the problems which these characters have are actually universal problems, so there. Silly me. The show… Continue reading Review, HBO’s “Big Little Lies”