Capturing Children’s Imaginations with Mozart’s Golden Notes

Book Review for "The Case of the Haunted Swamp" by Cliff MacGillivray and Kelly Ward, illustrated by Phil Mendez. Legend has it that Mozart wrote his "Perfect Symphony" using gold ink. But as soon as the ink had dried, the notes magically came alive and flew right off the page, scattering themselves across the world. … Continue reading Capturing Children’s Imaginations with Mozart’s Golden Notes

A Story of Vistas and Passions

Book review of "Ardor: A Novel" by Lily Prior. This is a story of love - misdirected love, unrequited love and love between people who, for one reason or another, never find a way to bring their mutual affection out into the open. What makes this story unusual is that at the center of this … Continue reading A Story of Vistas and Passions

A Puppy for your Thoughts?

Book Review for "The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances" by Ellen Cooney. To be honest, I am not much of an animal lover. I've never had any pets (aside from the occasional goldfish I killed during childhood). I especially don't like cats - I'm allergic to them and frankly, they scare me … Continue reading A Puppy for your Thoughts?