The Desolation of Smaug: A Discussion of Expectations

It is not often I see a movie close enough to release to be able to review it, but there seems to be an exception to this rule when it comes to the Middle-Earth movies. I saw Fellowship of the Ring for midnight release - it was a blessing to have others to bemoan the... Continue Reading →

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WtF a Fantasy Podcast #16 – Juvenile Fantasy

Here’s the audio version of the week’s broadcast. Feel free to download and take it with you! Last night on the webcast we talked about juvenile fantasy, and how it isn’t just for kids. We discussed several works in the genre including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time,... Continue Reading →

Children’s Literature: Not Just for Children (Duh)

As a children's librarian I feel I've earned enough of a soapbox to proclaim and vehemently defend the age-old conviction that children's books are not just for children (duh.) While that may seem like common sense to most, one look in a Barnes & Noble will tell you otherwise: if you're looking for a copy... Continue Reading →

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