Category Archives: Review

Quick List of Halloween Book Treats for Kids

Ages 3-7: ROOM ON THE BROOM by Julia Donaldson This favorite story of a witch, her cat, her broom, and lots of room for friends is a delight. The repetition will make sure children “read along” and get familiar with … Continue reading

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Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats

The SECRET CODERS, a trio of friends diverse in personalities, gender, and ethnicity, are up against Dr. One-Zero once again. This time there is the added drama of finding a clue that may lead to Hopper’s missing dad! This fourth … Continue reading

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Summer Binge Watching Suggestions: Netflix Edition

I love my dark and tortured shows, especially with a strong lean towards science fiction and fantasy. But of late I’ve wanted more light and goofy escapism, meaningful and in-depth social criticism, and I’m always game for period drama when … Continue reading

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New Jersey Day Trip: Hacklebarney State Park

The New Jersey State Parks are open (again) for business! My 8-year old and I wanted to take a hike this week, so I looked up various parks within an hour’s drive, and we settled on Hacklebarney State Park in … Continue reading

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HardCore Summer Reading Suggestions

Nothing against romance novels and more traditional beach reads, but I like to use my downtime to get deep and dirty into books that take me aback and encourage me to evolve without mindfulness and meditation. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman: I love this movie

I don’t usually see many blockbuster superhero movies, but when I do see them, I enjoy them for the mindless, escapist entertainment they are meant to be. I’m also a laid-back and forgiving movie-goer. However, after seeing the previews of … Continue reading

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I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin’s Call to Action is On US

The Oscar-nominated I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, is a must-see. You can stop reading now and just get to the nearest theater today. I was lucky to be at the Montclair Film Festival and Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence sponsored … Continue reading

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Review: Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Short Answer: Roxane Gay’s DIFFICULT WOMEN is a must-read. (You can read one of the stories here.) And it’s one you should invest in because you’ll want to read many of the 21 short stories more than once. Long, General … Continue reading

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Books as Escape: Giveaway

Congrats to Steph and Daria! I’m currently finishing Nicole Blades’ new novel The Thunder Beneath Us, and it’s been a great escape from, well, real life. Following Best, the main character, through her personal drama –familial, romantic and work — is … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Uncle Momo’s Zeit W Zaatar

I could live on Uncle Momo’s Lentil Soup and Hummus, but we took the kids to Momo’s brunch last Sunday, and I decided to expand my horizons by trying Zeit W Zaatar crepe dish. It was wonderful and fresh and … Continue reading

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