Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier (Review)

Ghosts By Telgemeier, Raina Graphic Novel, Paperback $10.99 Publisher: Scholastic Graphix ©2016 Imagine a ghost story which is a celebration of life. Maybe you’ve read some of those, and maybe not. Ghosts is the story of Catrina, a.k.a. Cat, and her younger sister, Maya.  Maya has a chronic health condition which demands daily attention and shortens her life expectancy, and Cat tries to look out for her sister while attempting to have a full life herself. I don’t want to give away too much in this story, so I’ll stick to vague info. Cat and Maya move to a town where … Continue reading Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier (Review)

I’m Part Irish. Get Over It.

This blog post would get tedious if I tried to explain why the topic arose this morning.  It was one of those stream of consciousness things which makes sense to the person experiencing it, but causes yawning fits for everyone else. I hope that first paragraph caused you to yawn.  I’m a control freak that way. My family had some issues with history and our own ethnicity.  In case you’re wondering, Helen Christie is a pseudonym for an even more British-sounding name.  My father’s side of the family acknowledged only the British in their bloodline.  On the rare occasions when … Continue reading I’m Part Irish. Get Over It.