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Reviews4Me: FIRST DAY ON EARTH – Another Day, Another Cliché

June 20, 2014


First Day on Earth Cecil Castellucci Scholastic Press, 160 pages Science Fiction, Grades 7-9 Hardcover, eBook   I seem to be picking up a lot of pessimistic books lately, or maybe a lot of young adult fiction is pessimistic. I’m not sure which it is. The main character is an angsty teenage boy. He has […]

Love Can Be Such GRIMM Sweet Sorrow

May 20, 2014


Episode 3.21 “Blonde Ambition” [photos: Scott Green/NBC] Wow, there was a whole lot going on in this episode! Normally this would be something I’d complain about, but somehow the writers managed to get it all in and not make the story feel short changed. In several scenes there were multiple storylines going on at the […]

Parenting A GRIMM

May 12, 2014


Episode 3.20 “The Inheritance” [photos: Scott Green/NBC] As her Mother’s Day gift my daughter has written the bulk of this week’s post. Alright, hey everyone, this is Maggie, Maia’s daughter, and I’m here to tell you all about this dumb episode. Guess what. There’s gonna be spoilers, because that’s how I roll.   Anyways, so […]

A GRIMM Education

May 7, 2014


Episode 3.19 “My Fair Wesen” [photos: Scott Green/NBC] There isn’t anything to say without giving stuff away. So, I’ll start by putting up the “spoilers” banner. There was a police case this week, but it was really more about beginning Trubel’s education on being a Grimm. Honestly the most exciting thing about this week’s episode […]

A Troubled and GRIMM Youth

April 30, 2014


Episode 3.18 “Nobody Knows the Trubel I’ve Seen” [photos: Scott Green/NBC] This episode introduces a new character. If she becomes a regular this will be a big thing. When we first met Rosalee, I didn’t know she would become a regular. Maybe the writers didn’t know that either. It wasn’t until the relationship between Monroe […]

GRIMM Takes Baby for a Ride

April 15, 2014


Episode 3.17 “The Law of Sacrifice” [photos: Scott Green/NBC]   If you enjoy twists in your plot, this week’s episode is for you. I enjoyed the way it kept me on my feet. I’ve gotten used to Grimm giving away all the secrets in the first couple of scenes. This was a nice surprise to […]

GRIMM Family Matters

April 9, 2014


Episode 3.16 “Synchronicity” [photos: Scott Green/NBC] After a one week break Grimm is back. Overall this was a good episode. We even got some Nick Burkhardt back story. Good thing the writers didn’t try to cram a new Wesen creature into the plot. There wasn’t room for more of anything.     So this is […]

GRIMM Runs Away to the Circus

March 25, 2014


Episode 3.15 “The Show Must Go On” [photos: Scott Green/NBC] I enjoyed this episode. We got to see yet another side of Wesen life. We don’t often see Wesen in everyday life. Usually we don’t get to know them till someone has died or is about to die. Well,  I guess that part hasn’t changed. […]

GRIMM Gets Fourth Season

March 21, 2014


Grimm has been granted time to continue the stories they’ve been developing this season. With the promise of a fourth season comes the likely hood of another cliffhanger to end this season. It’s almost become a Grimm thing, ending with a really good cliffhanger. The Friday night spot seems to be working well for Grimm. […]

GRIMM Walks Like An Egyptian

March 19, 2014


Episode 3.14 “Once We Were Gods” [photos: Scott Green/NBC] This is a great concept, that the Egyptian gods were Wesen. There’s some nice writing in this episode. Some of the lines are spot on. And while there’s plenty of ambiguity about the varying rules that our Wesen friends themselves live by, there’s also some genuine […]

Mothers GRIMM

March 12, 2014


Episode 3.13 “Mommy Dearest” [photos: Scott Green/NBC] It was good to see Grimm not trying to cram too much into the episode. This was pretty much a Wu centric story. There was also Adalind giving birth to the overly protective demon child. This was an episode I had to watch during the day. I saw […]

Something Grimm This Way Comes

March 3, 2014


Episode 3.12 “Revelation” [photos: Scott Green/NBC] GRIMM returned following the Winter Olympics. Was it worth the wait? Did you feel like you were gypped? I have mixed feelings about the pay off for the cliff hanger. I’ve come to really enjoy this series. But from a critical standpoint this week’s episode was not enough. When […]

May Your Streams Never Cross — RIP Harold Ramis

February 25, 2014


Harold Ramis passed away February 24th at the age of 69.  He may be most recognizable for his role in Ghostbusters and Stripes. He will be remembered as a great comedic writer, actor and director. His ability to bring so much to his on screen characters marks the comic legacy that he leaves behind.  Harold […]

SciFi4Chicks Gets GRIMM

February 8, 2014


SciFi4Chicks is back with more! This episode, Maia and Kammie get together to discuss the latest happenings on Grimm, and what we’ve seen so far could mean for the rest of the season. How does season three stack up to the preceding two? Has the show made any missteps? What predictions can be made for Nick, […]

iBoy: Pessimistic, but Paced Well

February 8, 2014


iBoy by Kevin Brooks is a young adult science fiction. As a parent I would like to have some information upfront before my child read this book. iBoy has some very real world problems in it and the language to go along with them.  The book deals with drugs, gang violence, rape and human trafficking. […]


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