Monthly Archives: January 2014

Vacation (All I Ever Wanted) : Winter 2014 Edition

I’m going to begin this blog post with a little analogy. Ready? Okay. POOKAS: POLAR VORTEXES :: VAMPIRES : _______? a) sunlight b) beheading c) a stake through the heart d) petite, blonde, teenage girls with superhuman strength who bear … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Garnet Dagger”

Title: The Garnet Dagger Author: Andrea R. Cooper Genre: Fantasy/Romance Publisher: Crimson Romance Pub Date: July 29, 2013 Hardcover: 222 pages Is There a Pooka In This Book?: In my professional opinion, Shadowdancer is most definitely a horse-pooka. Pooka Rating: 2 out … Continue reading

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Pooka Quick Pick: Lure of the Dead

Title: Lure of the Dead (The Last Apprentice: Book 10) Author: Joseph Delaney Genre: YA (Fantasy) Publisher: Greenwillow Books Pub Date: August 21, 2012 Hardcover: 432 pages Is There a Pooka In This Book?: No. But three poor rabbits are roasted on … Continue reading

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Pooka Quick Pick: The Creeps

Title: The Creeps: A Samuel Johnson Tale Author: John Connolly Genre: Fiction / Fantasy Publisher: Atria Books Pub Date: October 22, 2013 Hardcover: 321 pages Is There a Pooka In This Book?: No. Boswell’s just a good dog. Pooka Rating: 3.5 out … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Is What Happy Looks Like

This is what happy looks like. Birthday presents, snuggling under handmade afghans, cardboard box forts, spot-on Sphinx impressions, slaves feeding you strawberries, and This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith.

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Book Review: Kill Me Softly

I’m not the young Pooka I once was. Instead of spending my New Year’s Eve at a wild party, drinking and dancing, eager to watch the glittering ball drop and desperate to be kissed, I spent it with my boyfriend … Continue reading

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Pooka Quick Pick: “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work”

There’s not a single, solitary, living Pooka who has a daily routine. We’re much too spontaneous for that. My kind prefer to live by the seat of our pants — or at least we would, if we wore any pants. … Continue reading

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