Why We Create Monsters

Who doesn’t love dragons, one of the fiercest of monsters created across world cultures? How did they become such a universal threat in the minds of man? I particularly love David E. Jones take on how this monster came to be in his book, An Instinct for Dragons. Jones says that our primate ancestors combined a fear of large cats, birds and snakes in our evolving minds to construct an image of the worst predator. … Read more

Book Review: Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

When I was looking for Halloween books to review I ran across Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. This isn’t a Halloween themed book, but it’s worth a mention, so I decided to write a second review today. Here’s what it’s about: The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! … Read more