Books

Book Review: Christine Jenkins' Fake Smiles and Lasagna
December 23, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Christine Jenkins’ Fake Smiles and Lasagna

In Fake Smiles and Lasagna, author Christine Jenkins, a math teacher at Moses Brown School, describes mentoring sibling refugees from ...

Book Review: Stocking Dead
December 8, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Stocking Dead

What if you took all those animated Christmas specials we all loved growing up, complete with toy making elves, Santa ...

Book Review: A Cricket’s Trick or Treat by Leo C. Frisk, Jr
November 5, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: A Cricket’s Trick or Treat by Leo C. Frisk, Jr

The backstory of author Leo C. Frisk, Jr is nearly as intriguing as the story itself.  Frisk somewhat stumbled into ...

Book Review: Ned Handy and Kemp Battle's The Flame Keepers -- The True Story of an American Soldier’s Survival Inside Stalag 17
October 7, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Ned Handy and Kemp Battle’s The Flame Keepers — The True Story of an American Soldier’s Survival Inside Stalag 17

I think that everyone has an important story to tell. Some may be better told than others, but all would be ...

For Your Reading Pleasure
September 16, 2015 No Commentby

For Your Reading Pleasure

College kids and books go together like a keg and a red cup. You just can’t have one without the ...

Book Review: Brown: History of an Idea by Ted Widmer
September 16, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Brown: History of an Idea by Ted Widmer

Providence native, noted historian and librarian, and the author of Young America: the Flowering of Democracy in New York City (1998), Ark of ...

Book Review: Thomas D’Agostino's Haunted Rhode Island
September 2, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Thomas D’Agostino’s Haunted Rhode Island

Fall is my absolute favorite season. The temperature is at a close to perfect level — not so hot and ...

Book Review: Karen Lee Boren's Mother Tongue
August 26, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Karen Lee Boren’s Mother Tongue

I’m sure people can spend hours debating what they feel is the most difficult part of writing, and there will ...

Write Like Lovecraft Submissions
August 21, 2015 No Commentby

Write Like Lovecraft Submissions

A number of Motif authors, illustrators and affiliated talents took part in the recent “Write like Lovecraft” contest created by ...

Idol of Thy Open Altar
August 21, 2015 No Commentby

Idol of Thy Open Altar

When the ominous box arrived on my doorstep, I didn’t even notice. I was in the middle of a sale. ...