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Catherynne M. Valente. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. Illus. Ana Juan. New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2012. Well, this turned out to be even better than the first book! September returns to Fairyland, which … Continue reading →
Back in August, Rachel Smalter Hall of BookRiot offered a list of titles for the very newest readers – “A Bookish Parent’s Guide to Baby’s First Library.” With titles like Moby Dick: an Ocean Primer and The Game of Let’s Go, the list inspired … Continue reading →
Edit 02/07/15: Ack! I missed a few. See the amended “More Books” section, below. Let’s take a quick look back at 2014… My favorite books reviewed here @ Postcards: (click on each cover for the review) Favorite books reviewed … Continue reading →
This is a Finish ALL the Books! update. You can find the complete list of FAtBC titles here, and the ones I’ve finished so far here. ______________________ Back in my 2012 Favorites post, I mentioned a few books I was looking … Continue reading →
Ok, break’s over! For the Classic Children’s Literature challenge in January, I read Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (totally original, I know, but this is as good a time as any to catch up on … Continue reading →
Peter S. Beagle. The Last Unicorn. New York: ROC – Penguin, 1991. 212 pgs. . . . . . . . . Tell me that opening line doesn’t make you go all glittery-eyed with childlike wonder. So far, this is … Continue reading →
Kei Miller. The Last Warner Woman. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2012. 272 pages. Note: Contains some strong language and explicit sexual descriptions. Having followed the Insatiable Booksluts reviews, I’d been wanting to read more indie/small-press literature, so I … Continue reading →