A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
This book is a bit hard to explain… It is part memoir, part history, part philosophy. And it is all about the beauty of the unknown and getting lost. Continue reading “(22)A Field Guide to Getting Lost // Bookish Blurb”
The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle
So this is the book I meant to get when I got the other last unicorn book.
In this book we follow the journey of the last unicorn as she leaves her woods in search of the rest of her kind. Along the way she has many interactions with humans who no longer recognizer her for who she is, and befriends a magician with no powers and a woman who does know her for what she is. Continue reading “(5) The Last Unicorn // Bookish Blurb”
The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey by Peter Beagle
This is (kind of) the story of the last unicorn. At least that’s what I thought. Continue reading “(2) The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey // Bookish Blurb”
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
This is a teen romance story telling the story of Ellie and Jeremiah. She’s Jewish and he’s Black but they know they are meant to be together. Continue reading “(85) If You Come Softly // Bookish Blurb”
Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon
This is another nonfiction book (look at me reading nonfiction) in which the author provides some advice that he has learned over the course of his life so far as an artist. Continue reading “(62) Steal Like an Artist // Bookish Blurb”
How to Train you Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Somewhere recently I was reminded of the fact that this movie we all know (if you’ve never watched it you should) started out as a book. So I went and read the book.
First off, this book is NOTHING like the movie, so just forget anything you know aboug the movie and let me tell you about this book. Continue reading “(56) How to Train Your Dragon // Bookish Blurb”
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
After reading so much intense fantasy, I wanted to read something light and very different. And then for some reason I started thinking about this book.
This book is one of many that my mom used to read to my brother and me when we were little. I’m not sure when I last read it.
Basically this book is a collection of stories about ‘cures’ that Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle comes up with such as “Won’t-Pick-up toys cure” and Fighter-Quarreller cure”. Continue reading “(47) Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle // Bookish Blurb”
The Man in the Ceiling by Jules Feiffer
I was feeling a bit down and wanted something to cheer me up so I picked up this book from my shelf. I’ve read this a lot through the years and I still like it.
Basically this a novel with comic strips thrown in which follows the life of Jimmy and his family. Jimmy is a aspiring comic book writer but this book is about so much more. Basically it’s about family and being true to yourself and never giving up and that failure is ok. Continue reading “(37) The Man in the Ceiling // Bookish Blurb”
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
This is a short fantasy novella which apparently is related to a classic book by H.P. Lovecraft (which I have never read or even heard of). It tells the story of the journey Vellitt has to take in order to find a student who has run away from the college where she teaches. If she doesn’t find her and convince her to return to the school, the school will be closed since men don’t see the point in educating women. Continue reading “(29) The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe // Bookish Blurb”
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
This book is about Lois who is miserable until she starts making bread with faces on it and then her life completely changes.
At first I really liked this book. It starts off fast and is very easy to read. It’s a pretty short book overall. I liked the main character but it did feel like there were a lot of characters for a book so short and some of them were only really there for a scene and then never seen from again… Continue reading “(5) Sourdough // Bookish Blurb”