Douglas Cobb

  • Toys And Games
    Potentially Dangerous But Undeniably Fun Toys

    There are so-so toys, fun toys, and then there are toys that are potentially dangerous but can, under the right amount of adult supervision, of course, be undeniably fun. These are not all toys that most of today’s parents would recommend that their, or anyone else’s, children play with, but they are...

  • Toys And Games
    Ten Favorite Toys In the Attic (and Elsewhere)

    What are the Top Ten Toys of All Time? I don’t know, really. Sure, one can go by how many of a certain toy has been purchased, which would likely make Barbie dolls the highest selling toy ever. It’s certainly a very popular toy, and one which girls and collectors have made...

  • Books
    Eric Nylund Interview

    Eric Nylund has been interviewed here at BSC before by our esteemed editor and owner of the site, Jay Tomio, answering questions about his first novel in his YA series about the half-Immortal, half-Infernal twins, Eliot and Fiona Post, in Mortal Coils. Eric also answered questions about his involvement writing several Halo...

  • Books
    Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime (Vol. 1) by Mizuki Nomura

    Do you ever get into reading a book so much that you practically want to devour it? How about this question: Does looking at some books fill you with a perverse hunger for their authors’ delicious figures of speech, ironic sense of humor, edge-of-your-seat suspense, heart-rending romance, or delectable mystery so much...

  • Books
    Wizards At War by Diane Duane – Review

    What happens when wizardry stops working? Can the end of the world as we know it be far behind? The young teen wizards Nita and her younger sister, Dairine, fellow wizard Christopher (Kit) Rodriguez, and his dog, Ponch find out in the eighth novel in Diane Duane’s “Young Wizards” series, Wizards At War....

  • Books
    Kate Milford – Interview

    It is a rare privilege and an honor that one of today’s rising stars of YA literature, Kate Milford, author of The Boneshaker, has agreed to do an interview with me discussing her novel, some of her inspirations, and her life and philosophy in general. The Boneshaker is about thirteen-year-old Natalie Minks...

  • Books
    A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane – Review

    Eleven-year-old Darryl is many things for being one so young.  He is a wizard undergoing an interminable Ordeal against the Satanic Lone One.  He is an abdal or Pillar, from whom power flows for all the other wizards of Earth, like from out of a reservoir or a well.  He is a...

  • Books
    Catherine Jinks – Interview

    Douglas R. Cobb gets a chance to chat with author Catherine Jinks about where she lives and all of her various books.  You can check out his reviews of Living Hell and The Reformed Vampire Support Group here at the site. Douglas R. Cobb: Cathy, before I ask you specific questions about your...

  • Books
    High Wizardry by Diane Duane – Review

    Have you ever had a bratty little sister? How about one who is also super smart, making her even more difficult to deal with? Sisters or brothers like those are sometimes a pain to live with, but how about if your bratty little sister also happened to be a wizard, and an...

  • Books
    Going Bovine by Libba Bray – Review

    Going Bovine by Libba Bray tells about the adventures of Cameron, a teen who has contracted Mad Cow disease and is dying. That may seem to be a grim idea to write a book about, but in Libba Bray’s talented hands, Going Bovine becomes a masterpiece of one teenager striving to live...

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