Reviews

Thanks y'all.

Thanks, Y'all ! Grazie Mille is Italian for “Thanks a bunch.” It is a sentiment that I often express here on ABC Tales for the many readers who take...

The Robe

One of my earlier ventures downtown came when our school went on a field trip. We went to the Paramount to see The Robe. I loved it of course and...

Questioning Jeopardy

Last night on Jeopardy, there was a category in Double Jeopardy called Literary Characters on Dr. Phil. This was the answer "You, my Creator abhor me...

Book Review: Beneath The Ashes

Beneath The Ashes Jane Isaac (LegendPress, 2016) A young woman wakes up on the kitchen floor, the house she’s in has been broken into and her...

Teaching, Reading, Viewing and Criticizing Gatsby

Once upon a time in an English Department not far away, I asked one of my colleagues if he had ever read a certain book. “Read it? I haven’t even...

Catcher 51

Q: How far can a bear go into the woods? A: Halfway and then if he/she continues, the bear is heading OUT of the woods. (Speaking of Bears and woods...

Sad and Beautiful and Grotesque (A Report)

I always hated writing "book reports" because I was taught that they had a format. Naturally, anything that has a format is distractive to me as I...

Rhapsody in Blue and White

George, Paul, John and Ringo. Now that's an all-star lineup and the stars lined up and voila Beatlemania began the end of the process of turning rock...

1958 Heart Throb

This was a great time to be a Johnny or a Jimmy and white and talented. Like every year, this was a great year for dreams and eyes. Like every year,...

Rosie Sumner's Recommended Reads

The following list is a compilation of some of the books, book series and stage or screenplays that I have read and would highly recommend. They are...