Tag: adventure stories

Webcomics Wednesday: Kay D.’s Oddity Woods

Webcomics Wednesday: Kay D.’s Oddity Woods

We’re in the midst of our Spotlight on Middle Grade fiction, and I can’t think of a better time to showcase a webcomic about a tween detective embarking on a spooky adventure. This week’s Webcomics Wednesday pick, Oddity Woods, opens on chase though an eerie forest, which, for all its pink and purple shadowing, still exudes a […]

They Are the Most Interesting Men and Women in the World
By October 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

They Are the Most Interesting Men and Women in the World

If the acquiring editors have it right, Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who played “the most interesting man in the world” in the Dos Equis beer commercials, doesn’t just play an interesting man on TV: he’s pretty interesting in real life, too. Earlier this week, Galleycat shared news that the character actor has signed with Dutton to […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Mildred Louis’ Agents of the Realm
By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Webcomics Wednesday: Mildred Louis’ Agents of the Realm

In the dreary depths of January, it’s important to pick a webcomic that’s a breezy, welcome distraction from the sunless days and skin-freezing windchill. OK, so I’m being a bit melodramatic, but Mildred Louis’ Agents of the Realm is nevertheless a warm, engrossing story that will banish your winter blues with its winning combination of fantasy action, heartwarming […]

In Thin Air on Savage Mountains: 6 Overlooked Books about Climbing and Adventure
By November 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

In Thin Air on Savage Mountains: 6 Overlooked Books about Climbing and Adventure

Mick Conefrey’s The Ghosts of K2, a book our reviewer called “must-read” for fans of books about climbing, publishes today, November 10. We asked the author to share some of his own favorite books about mountaineering and exploration, and he was happy to oblige. Books and movies about mountaineering have always appealed to a niche […]

‘Pearls’ of Wisdom While Talking Up a “Storm”
By November 20, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

‘Pearls’ of Wisdom While Talking Up a “Storm”

True life adventure stories are popular selections for book groups and usually get selected as “guy reader” bait. These adrenaline-rush narrative quests appeal to some male readers for the action and to some women readers for the soul-searching introspection. Last week I led a book group for Kansas City’s Junior League. They had chosen A […]

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