Harry Potter is for Adults Too

I remember when my dad stubbornly refused to read the Harry Potter books for years. Anytime my mother, sister, and I would encourage him to pick up the hard-cover 7-part series, he’d scoff and claim that Harry Potter is for kids. He was a fan of heart-racing action adventure novels, not some magical fantasy children’s…

The Role of the Boston Public Library in the 21st Century

The question “Where is your favorite spot in the city?” is a complete no-brainer for me. The answer will always be, “the Boston Public Library.” It has been there for me more than any sort of entity has been in the past three years (well, at least until nine o’clock). It’s where I spend my…

It’s a Love-Hate Relationship Between Siblings

Does anyone remember that 2003 movie, Cheaper by the Dozen?  It’s the one starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt and a teenage Hilary Duff. In the movie, Steve and Bonnie have 12 kids and they move from the country to suburbia for Steve’s dream job. The entire family has trouble with relocating and the film ends with…

Movie Review: Minions

Warning: contains mild spoilers! I saw Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 and liked them both. I thought the plot was funny and cute and I found the Minions to be absolutely adorable. Around the time the second one came out, I had a feeling that a Minions movie would be the next thing to…

School Me On Dyslexia

A couple of days ago I had a class on story telling. The teacher was talking about how literacy, and the need for literacy, has grown over the past hundred years. A thousand years ago you were not required to know how to read to have credibility or to just simply be a human being….