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The Sisters Chase

The Soft Underbelly of the Shark Author: Sarah Healy Mary Chase is, in the truest sense of the world, a rebel. She lives in her own world while helping her mother run the family’s rundown Jersey Shore motel. Mary is not above the romantic forays of nighttime beach walks and encounters with strange boys from far away. Mary will never be confined or told what to do and nothing stands in her way or provokes a sense of guilt. She’s beautiful, and she knows it. She’s free because she wills it. She’s self-sufficient because she will lie or steal for [...]

October 16th, 2017|Tags: |

Daredevil, Volume 1

Blind Justice Author: Mark Waid In recovery from the gritty 90s version of The Ultimates, my husband recommended Daredevil as a better introduction to the world of superhero comics. I’d long seen him curled up of a night around a Daredevil story and the vibrant cover art was at least appealing. Admittedly, I haven’t watched the Netflix series (his favorite) nor am I in any previous way familiar with the character. But why not give it a try? Surely there must be something in comics for so many people to love them, even collect them, and The Ultimates was a small representation of a vast genre. Plus, [...]

October 13th, 2017|Tags: |

The Magician’s Nephew

In the Beginning. . .  Author: C.S. Lewis I’ve long been hearing about the excellence of C.S. Lewis and have indulged myself in multiple religious and allegorical texts penned by him, from The Screwtape Letters to The Problem of Pain and more. The Chronicles of Narnia, however, have sat gathering dust in one of my many bowed shelves. I’ve grown up hearing references to the beneficent lion, Aslan, who represents Christ in a world where animals talk and a dangerous witch roams abroad. Finally curious to see what all the talk was about, I picked up the series and determined to start at [...]

October 11th, 2017|Tags: |