{book} life-altering lenses

Eye in the Sky by Philip K Dick Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin), 2012 edition orig. written 1957 & published by Ace Books. Tradepaper, 243 pages. What does it say about me that this was a Christmas gift? “When a routine tour of a particle accelerator goes awry, Jack Hamilton and the rest of his tourContinue reading “{book} life-altering lenses”

{book} oscar and the mooncats

DAY 14 Oscar and the Mooncats by Lynda Gene Rymond Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli Houghton Mifflin, 2007. No surprise for those who know me that I just recognized Ceccoli from the cover and had to pick it up once it was confirmed she was the illustrator—had no idea what the story was about. What aContinue reading “{book} oscar and the mooncats”

{book} bats at the library

Day: 05 Bats at the Library by Brian Lies Houghton Mifflin, 2008. My friend Sharie recommended this one–thanks! I really enjoyed it; another good seasonal feel to it, and apt when we think about having access to books and thriving community spaces. Another inky evening’s here— the air is cool and calm and clear. CanContinue reading “{book} bats at the library”

{book} grave mercy

Escaping from the brutality of an arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Ismae finds sanctuary at the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts — and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent,Continue reading “{book} grave mercy”

{comic} are you my mother?

Alison Bechdel wrote about her and her father in Fun Home (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). She is back to write a book about her and her mother. While you could probably enjoy Are You My Mother? without having read Fun Home, I think this latest memoir works better with a familiarity with the former (also, Fun HomeContinue reading “{comic} are you my mother?”


The Chronicles of Harris of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales Art & Story by Chris Van Allsburg, with an Intro by Lemony Snicket Houghton Mifflin, 2011; Illustrations-1984; Stephen King’s The House on Maple Street-1993. Hardcover, 195 pages + Intro & Author bios. the 14 are: Sherman Alexie, A Strange Day in July; M.T.Continue reading “chronicles”

R.L. LaFevers’ Theodosia

Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh (Theodosia Throckmorton: Book 4) By R. L. LaFevers w/ illustrations by Yoko Tanaka Houghton Mifflin, 2011; Hardcover, 394 pages; Juvenile Fiction Checked out from the Library. I’ve read the first 3, having been a fan since Book 1. Was pleased to find that Book 4 does not disappoint. In thisContinue reading “R.L. LaFevers’ Theodosia”