The Wonder of Neil Gaiman

Posted on Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Robyn_Bookworm

Stardust This past weekend Neil Gaiman was in San Jose receiving the Maverick Spirit Award at the Cinequest film festival. The award honors individuals who represent the spirit of innovation in storytelling, a fitting testament to Gaiman's diverse and beloved list of works. I was lucky enough to be in the audience to hear Gaiman speak and his wit and humor inspired me to revisit my . . . more »

The Wonder of Neil Gaiman

Posted on Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Robyn_Bookworm

Stardust This past weekend Neil Gaiman was in San Jose receiving the Maverick Spirit Award at the Cinequest film festival. The award honors individuals who represent the spirit of innovation in storytelling, a fitting testament to Gaiman's diverse and beloved list of works. I was lucky enough to be in the audience to hear Gaiman speak and his wit and humor inspired me to revisit my . . . more »

Grimm Tales

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

The Annotated Brothers Grimm This month will see the release of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, yet another film in a string of recent movie adaptations and television series that transform the lives and tales of The Brothers Grimm into crime-fighters and detectives. Along with movies like The Brothers Grimm and television series like Grimm and Once Upon a Time, books have also been getting into the fairy-tale fighting . . . more »

Grimm Tales

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

The Annotated Brothers Grimm This month will see the release of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, yet another film in a string of recent movie adaptations and television series that transform the lives and tales of The Brothers Grimm into crime-fighters and detectives. Along with movies like The Brothers Grimm and television series like Grimm and Once Upon a Time, books have also been getting into the fairy-tale fighting . . . more »

Celebrate Ray Bradbury

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

The Bradbury Chronicles On August 22nd, 1920, one of the greatest names in science fiction writing was born. Ray Bradbury spent his early childhood in the small town of Waukegan, Illinois and moved to Los Angeles, California when he turned fourteen. Life in Los Angeles led to a fascination with television and radio, and he would later write and perform in sci-fi shows such as “The Twilight Zone” . . . more »

Celebrate Ray Bradbury

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

The Bradbury Chronicles On August 22nd, 1920, one of the greatest names in science fiction writing was born. Ray Bradbury spent his early childhood in the small town of Waukegan, Illinois and moved to Los Angeles, California when he turned fourteen. Life in Los Angeles led to a fascination with television and radio, and he would later write and perform in sci-fi shows such as “The Twilight Zone” . . . more »

Genealogy and Novels

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

One Hundred Years of Solitude Genealogical Research has become a popular hobby these days, due in part to newer technologies and services that make researching your family history easy and accessible for everyone. SCCL is hosting an ongoing series of programs at each of our branches to introduce you to genealogical research. Our website also provides tons of genealogical resources to help you get started. Why is it so important . . . more »

Genealogy and Novels

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

One Hundred Years of Solitude Genealogical Research has become a popular hobby these days, due in part to newer technologies and services that make researching your family history easy and accessible for everyone. SCCL is hosting an ongoing series of programs at each of our branches to introduce you to genealogical research. Our website also provides tons of genealogical resources to help you get started. Why is it so important . . . more »

Genealogy and Novels

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

One Hundred Years of Solitude Genealogical Research has become a popular hobby these days, due in part to newer technologies and services that make researching your family history easy and accessible for everyone. SCCL is hosting an ongoing series of programs at each of our branches to introduce you to genealogical research. Our website also provides tons of genealogical resources to help you get started. Why is it so important . . . more »

Nerds For the Win!

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone These days, it's pretty cool to be a nerd. I recently finished Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, in which the narrator becomes a hero entirely because of his nerdiness (read my review here). This got me thinking about just how useful it truly is to be a nerd, and how many of my favorite characters use their so-called nerdiness to beat the bad guys and . . . more »

Nerds For the Win!

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone These days, it's pretty cool to be a nerd. I recently finished Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, in which the narrator becomes a hero entirely because of his nerdiness (read my review here). This got me thinking about just how useful it truly is to be a nerd, and how many of my favorite characters use their so-called nerdiness to beat the bad guys and . . . more »