That line from "The Night Before Christmas" has always bothered me, because I have to wonder what the heck these kids are visualizing in their sleep. I looked up a picture of "sugar plums" and this is the first thing I saw: Umm...okay. I'm sure they looked different than these snow-covered grapes or whatever back … Continue reading #084 Blitz Q: What the heck are sugar plums anyway?
My Copy: 9780760734186 (image from amazon.com) I couldn't help it. Halloween's almost here, I had to trip down the memory lane of Halloweens-past. The "Scary Stories" books were what I looked forward to most as a child and best thing I discovered in daycare. When I found these books compiled into a single volume--25 years … Continue reading The Scary Stories Treasury, ed. by Alvin Schwartz
My Copy: 9780762449378 (image from amazon.com) I finally found this book after looking at Angel/Demon mythology and trying to understand where it came from. I needed to research it because I've had story ideas burning a hole in my head, wanting me to use them. But when I found this anthology existed, I got to … Continue reading The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (#1 of 4), edited by Paula Guran