The Forgetting Flower Book Review from @kleffnotes

Certified horticulturist and plant expert Karen Hugg has debuted her first book in the Botanique Noire trilogy, The Forgetting Flower, which brings her passions together. This twisty Paris set mystery introduces readers to Renia Baranczka, who seems to be living a wonderful life in the city of lights. Managing a plant shop with a powerful rare plant hidden away from customers things will take a turn when something she never expected happens. Continue reading “The Forgetting Flower Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Unexplained Book Review from @kleffnotes

Unexplained: Real-Life Supernatural Stories for Uncertain Times is drawn for the hit podcast Unexplained. Richard Maclean Smith is an expert on the unknown and shares stories that are perfect for the curious and not easily frightened. With a focus on ten stories that continue to evade explanation this work is a great read for those dark nights. Continue reading “Unexplained Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Forbidden Knowledge Book Review from @kleffnotes

There are things that you should never do, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to know how to do them. Forbidden Knowledge: 101 Things No One Should Know How to Do showcases the most ridiculous things that you should never do, but that will make you laugh as you learn how to do them. Owen Brooks has created an entertaining read that is full of hilarious scenarios that are a delight to imagine. Continue reading “Forbidden Knowledge Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Thursday Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

Thursday is a dramatic Russian film is based on a true story, which just wrapped a United States run in Hollywood. With hopes for a nod in the 92nd Academy Awards this story is powerfully crafted. The run in the US gave this film a chance to be considered for an award and as it is a beautiful story this is a blessing. Continue reading “Thursday Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

The End of the World Book Review from @kleffnotes

Don Hertzfeldt was asked several years ago to contribute to an illustrated anthology and between film projects and over the course of sleepless nights he began to flesh out some of his ideas that he knew would be a bit too weird to make into a film. What resulted were a series of sticky notes that made a story of their own. The original work was published in 2013, but this new edition of The End of the World includes new panels and is a much wider release to allow more readers to enjoy this wild story. Continue reading “The End of the World Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists Book Review from @kleffnotes

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights examines the ongoing struggle for women’s rights that has spanned human history and touched nearly every culture on Earth. So many issues fall under this umbrella of rights including the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and so much more. This graphic novel acts as a primer to key figures and events that have advanced women’s rights into the modern era. Both beautifully illustrated and well researched this book is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in history or looking for a captivating read. Continue reading “Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History Book Review from @kleffnotes

Mister Rogers is a figure that has had a tremendous culture impact on the lives of not only American children, but the culture of America. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History provides a new and very detailed look into the beloved television show. Beginning with the humble start of the well known production to the new film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which released earlier this month. This beautifully compiled book will bring you back to your childhood with photographs, character guides, and so much more. Continue reading “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Epic Continent Book Review from @kleffnotes

Nicholas Jubber is an award-winning travel writer and in his book Epic Continent he examines the epic poems that have endured over the centuries and how they have shaped us and how we have been shaped by them. These epic writings were spurred on by major moments of change and have been used to stir passions and incite action since their creation. Follow him in his examination of these stories from around the world that are full of adventure. Continue reading “Epic Continent Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Anubis: Death’s Mistress Book Review from @kleffnotes

The self-proclaimed Indiana Jones of archeology, Professor Aya Bane, is definitely that much of a nerd, but while just her day to day adventures in history would be enough for some people, she will be pulled into something even more intense. While on a dig she will be pulled into a world of ancient gods and unexplained murders in Egypt. Aya will be pulled from the real world into the fantastical with dreams that speak to something beyond  the norm. Anubis: Death’s Mistress will add to the world of the New Sentinels and the fight against Lazarus. Continue reading “Anubis: Death’s Mistress Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Ghost-ish: Lazarus Book Review from @kleffnotes

Cameron Tourvell had a terrible day one year ago, literally so terrible that she was killed in a train wreck. Except she didn’t exactly die, that’s right, somehow Cameron can’t die and that one moment was just the beginning. The black site government group known as Lazarus has been hunting her and as she works to avoid capture she finds herself literally losing parts of herself. She is somehow finding herself becoming ghost-ish which leads her to continue changing over the course of Ghost-ish: Lazarus. Continue reading “Ghost-ish: Lazarus Book Review from @kleffnotes”