Our 6 Favorite Children’s Books About Dragons

My kid, like many others, loves imaginary creatures. Fairies are often his #1 pick, but dragons follow right behind. Dragons get more high-quality attention than fairies in children’s picture books, so it’s a bit easier to find good kids’ books about dragons. Here are our favorites! They’re so good I’d recommend them to an adult for a light enjoyable read,… Read more »

12 Wonderful Comics with GLBTQ+ Characters

This group of comics stood out so sharply for me as happiness-increasing portrayals of non-heterosexual and other queer folks. I couldn’t resist making a friendly post with all of them together, even though I could have put them into the more “topic” focused comics posts. Let’s get started, because I know you’re going to find something here to love. (New… Read more »

Karate Girl: In which a girl is karate chopped back to life!

If I told you Karate Girl was a good movie, I’d be lying. Luckily, a movie can be fun without being good. So we had a fine time watching this tale of Ayaka (Rina Takeda), a teenage girl who must save her sister from the evil karate school that killed their father when they were very young. (Don’t you hate… Read more »

6 Children’s Books for Pet Lovers of All Ages

I’ve already done posts about cats, dogs, and animals in general. Books starring animals are also included in just about every other topic post. There are just a LOT of books about animals for kids! So here are our favorite children’s books about pets. It probably helps Boy Detective live vicariously since a household pet isn’t on our agenda right… Read more »

But our Dark Souls 2 time together is special!

Me: Next Friday night, I’m standing you up. A bunch of Austin blogger ladies are getting together to hang out. C-Man: Whatever. Me: I know you have a hard time entertaining yourself when I’m not around. C-Man: I guess I’ll just have to kill that giant spider without you. Me: You JERK! C-Man: Bwahahahahahaha! Me: NO, that is so wrong!… Read more »

15 Science Fiction Comics To Warm Your Geeky Heart

I grew up watching Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Blake’s 7. Spaceships, epic battles, robots, time travel, the stars! Exciting people doing exciting things on exciting other planets! What’s not to love? And clearly I love comics, though it took me longer to find them. So here are my favorite graphic novels with a sci-fi vibe. (New to my blog?… Read more »

15 Princess Books That Everyone Can Love

Boy Detective let me know early that he did NOT like princesses. “Mom,” he said, “I like FAIRIES, not princesses.” Strangely, though, he loves every princess book in this list. It’s amazing how a good story can transcend genre prejudices, isn’t it? And I enjoyed reading them as much as Boy Detective did. I also enjoyed finding out that our… Read more »