Your Move Book Review from @kleffnotes

Board games may have fallen in prominence recently, but today they are in a new golden age with ingenious designs and exhilarating ways to play. These games though involve an active engagement with their audience and can act as a way to reflect the cultures that created them as well as the players who take part in them. Jonathan Kay and Joan Moriarty examine timely topics through the lens of board games in their recent book Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us About Life. Continue reading “Your Move Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Little Book of Big Feelings Book Review from @kleffnotes

Maureen “Marzi” Wilson is well known for her popular Introvert Doodles and Kind of Coping and in her most recent book she explores all kinds of big feelings. The Little Book of Big Feelings takes readers on a journey of self-acceptance and validation in connection to their emotions. While we may have been conditioned to respond with an “I’m fine,” when asked how we are doing feeling other more complicated emotions are natural and should be celebrated. Continue reading “The Little Book of Big Feelings Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game Graphic Novel Review from @kleffnotes

One of the most influential figures in gaming today, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is both star and one of the writers of the upcoming comic Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game. As someone with over 22 million subscribers on YouTube and 14.9 million followers of Instagram he is able to connect with audiences around the world doing what he loves, decimating the competition. In this new story involving a fictional version of Ninja viewers will be treated to a mysterious story involving a battle royale that has the fate of the world relying on it. Continue reading “Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game Graphic Novel Review from @kleffnotes”

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Book Review from @kleffnotes

As someone raised during the era of Mister Rogers I have fond memories of the series and watching it on PBS. With so many books and even movies dedicated to the beloved Fred Rogers this small read is the perfect book to find near the holidays. This beautifully illustrated work showcases the life lessons that were shared over the years by Mister Rogers. Continue reading “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Becoming Whole: A Memoir Book Review from @kleffnotes

Mindy Tsai was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and moved to New York City when she was fourteen. Becoming Whole is her debut book and focuses on her journey in connection to her eventual diagnosis of schizophrenia. Her book shows strength of character and a desire to share with others what she came to understand about herself beginning in 2004. Continue reading “Becoming Whole: A Memoir Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Flanked Book Review from @kleffnotes

Flanked is the second book in Lolly Walter’s Dry Run trilogy which again focuses on Joe and Devin. After having escaped his former boss, in a particularly violent way, the lovers have a plan to make their way to Minneapolis, the crown jewel of domed cities in New America. While this might not seem like a difficult journey in our world, this journey will involve hiking over a thousand miles from barren Austin to this new life. Joe had been planning his escape for years, with the hopes of finding the father that left him behind, but now he is focused on keeping Devin safe and Devin just wants Joe. Continue reading “Flanked Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Dry Run Book Review from @kleffnotes

Dry Run is the first in the series of the same name that focuses on a futuristic world in which climate change has altered the world as we know it. Joe is a smart and resourceful nineteen year old who has found a way to survive at the cost of his innocence. In this dystopian world, he lives in the Texas Territory where no one lives long enough to truly ever be considered an adult. When someone new enters his life his ideas are challenged and he will find himself caring for someone other than himself. Continue reading “Dry Run Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Megazoic: The Hunted Ones and Megazoic: An Era’s End Combined Book Review from @kleffnotes

The Megazoic series continues with tremendous force and a switch in some of the elements of the series. While still focusing on dinosaurs who have vast technological powers, but this time a villain has come to try and tear the world apart. Zulgaran has plagued the dinosaurs of the world for eighty million years and many centuries ago he found a way to rebirth species from his ancient era and found a way to integrate them secretly into society. This will be the focus of the final two books in the series with Kortan trying to find a way to take action against this terrible force. Continue reading “Megazoic: The Hunted Ones and Megazoic: An Era’s End Combined Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Holiday Help Desk from @kleffnotes

If you have ever had to work on the holidays you might remember feeling bored or even wishing that you could be anywhere than where you are in the moment. Holiday Help Desk focuses on two women who are both stuck working on Christmas Eve, but in this short film they will find that maybe being stuck at the office isn’t so bad after all. Written by Hillary Esquina, who you might remember from our Passage coverage, this is a fun short that will fill you with holiday cheer. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Holiday Help Desk from @kleffnotes”

Megazoic: The Primeval Power Book Review from @kleffnotes

Megazoic: The Primeval Power is the second book in the Megazoic series by Matthew Donald. Set eight months after the events of the first book, Kortan has found a way to create new technology for his nation’s soldiers and even accompanies them into battle. The Late Cretaceous has grown even weirder with sword-wielding, ghostly, and witch dinosaurs. Get ready to delve into this fantastical take on our history. Continue reading “Megazoic: The Primeval Power Book Review from @kleffnotes”