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Category Archives: 4 Nibbles (Stars)
There’s something so special, so magical about a good novella. Even the word “novella” makes me happy. If I weren’t so hyperaware of what it means to grow up with a weird name, I might even consider naming a child … Continue reading
I seriously considered timing my resurrection from the (blogging) dead so that it’d coincide with Easter, drawing apt comparisons between my bunderful self and certain deities. I could envision the headlines perfectly: “The Pooka Rises on Easter Sunday; Saves the … Continue reading
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
The last book I read, The Arrivals by Melissa Marr, a sex, drug, and violence-filled Fantasy/Western, was a departure from the author’s norm; she usually writes YA. It went so well that I thought: why not try the reverse for my next … Continue reading
I am a rabbit with serious cravings – and I’m not just talking about your every day cravings for hay, raisins, alfalfa, and bananas. I’m talkin’ about the good stuff here. The stuff that makes you go wild – near feral – if your … Continue reading
Title: Why We Broke Up Author: Daniel Handler Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication Date: December 27, 2011 Hardcover: 354 pages Is There a Pooka in This Book?: No, but there’s an igloo made of square hard-boiled eggs. Which is almost as special.
Title: Warm Bodies Author: Isaac Marion Publishing Company: Atria Books Publication Date: December 25, 2012 (originally April 26, 2011). Paperback: 241 pages Is There a Pooka in This Book?: No, but aside from zombies, there are brief shout-outs to both Sasquatch and the Chupacabra.