The World of Redwall


As one of my Must Reads (it's also in the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up), this classic had the feel of "homework" when I first picked it up, but soon became a pleasure to read. Brian Jacques' Redwall (1986) The Redwall series began when I was more interested

The World of Redwall2014-03-17T16:12:36-05:00

D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers (1913)


At first glance, Mr. Morel might seem a perfect mate for a bookish woman. “Now I’m cleaned up for thee: tha’s no ‘casions ter stir a peg all day, but sit and read thy books.” But, to begin with, he's quite a drinker, though perhaps working in the mines all day

D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers (1913)2014-03-17T14:22:13-05:00

On Being Cloned, Trapped and Lonely


B.I.P.'s Snips are short-hand responses to works; I usually opt for this format when I've read the book without taking many (or any) notes. Kate Wilhelm’s Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (1976) Read: Mostly over breakfast, home-baked muffins or bakery-bought rugelach with coffee, perched on a stool in the kitchen, mostly

On Being Cloned, Trapped and Lonely2014-03-15T20:01:40-05:00

Rascal: A Raccoon with Style


Sterling North's Rascal (1963) Illus. John Schoenherr (1971) "It was in May, 1918, that a new friend and companion came into my life: a character, a personality, and a ring-tailed wonder." That's Rascal, when 11-year-old Sterling pulls him from his mother's nest one May. Sterling and his friend, Oscar, and his Saint

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Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel (1997)


Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel (1997) W.W. Norton & Company, 1999 If I had hesitated in including this amongst my reads for the Science Book Challenge, my doubts were laid to rest when I realized that Guns, Germs and Steel won the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. (There must

Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel (1997)2014-03-09T19:57:54-05:00
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