The World of Redwall

2014-03-17T16:12:36-05:00

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)

2014-03-17T14:22:13-05:00

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

2014-03-15T20:01:40-05:00

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

2014-03-15T20:04:37-05:00

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

Rascal: A Raccoon with Style2014-03-15T20:04:37-05:00

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

2014-03-09T19:57:54-05:00

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
Go to Top