Dear Simon Jimenez, This beautiful standalone science fiction novel was one of the novels on my “Best of 2020” list. I read it in December of 2020 and have put off reviewing for over a year because I felt hard put to do it justice. I’m finally taking the plunge ... more >
Do you have great reads from 2021 to talk about? What were your favorites? Which books were weakest or frustrated you most? And which books are you most looking forward to in 2021? As always, chatting about stuff in general is welcome too.
The mice are captivated by Matisse and the cats are exploring the Surrealists’ room … what else is going on in the gallery? This quirky and creative search-and-find book takes children, room by room, through a wonderfully illustrated gallery, where an array of animals are enjoying everything from Impressionism and ... more >
Life and Times of Artistic Felines A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cat is a book of more than 20 influential artists reimagined as artistic felines. From Frida Catlo to Yayoi Catsama, Wassily Catdinski to Henri Catisse, each portrait of the artist as a young cat is accompanied ... more >
Stephen Spotswood hard-boils with the best of ’em! –Alan Bradley, bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce mystery series Someone’s put a blade in the back of the Amazing Tattooed Woman, and Willowjean “Will” Parker’s former knife-throwing mentor has been stitched up for the crime. To uncover the truth, Will ... more >
From space aliens in the form of a cat or a unicorn, to Aussie prisoners, to a Chinese princess, to a 1920s down on her financial luck heroine, to hero determined to save his childhood love or another ready to deck some halls with Christmas cheer, my reading was all ... more >