Bruce is back, with his usual bah-humbug self, but he's no match for the spirit of the season. Holiday hilarity ensues. Cheers to our favorite Scrooge! [Raissa]
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My reading habits swing from children’s literature and young adult to classics and nonfiction, with the occasional novel. Let me know of any good beginner graphic novels and I’ll try something new. My all-time favorite author is Frank Herbert, pulling slightly ahead of Jane Austen, along with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. Le Guin, Helen Hooven Santmyer, and Mary Stewart. Quirky investigators like Malcolm Gladwell are quickly making a place in my heart.
The rhymes in this book are as uplifting as the story of this pioneering naval engineer, and the illustrations are delightful. A sweet read for aspiring engineers. [Raissa]
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This is a Western by way of Australia but reminiscent of our own history of geography and genocide. Its rendering of grief and guilt sticks with you. [Raissa]
In this epic there's room under the sky for characters taciturn and loyal, loving and illogical, searching, settling, surviving. If you read only one Western, this should be it. [Raissa]
The ever-clever Pullman envelops us once again in the parallel world of His Dark Materials and takes us on a brilliant journey. The story is smart, exciting, absorbing, and the characters are their own unique, clever selves. Excellent as part of the previous series or on its own. [Raissa]
Knitters, hookers, and textile crafters of all sorts drool over this book. It is exquisite, with photos beautiful enough to snuggle up with in front of the fire. For adventuresome fiber artists looking to incorporate new patterns into their own work, as well as up-and-coming stitchers seeking inspiration. [Raissa]
Rasika is both a new cookbook and its namesake restaurant, yet the cookbook is not too intimidating for home cooks. The recipes often use familiar ingredients to introduce an American audience to Indian flavors, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, and I love the practical tips on what to make ahead and what reheats well. [Raissa]
Short, clear, on point. It's only a pocketful of book, but a powerful one. We need a little history in order to see the possible paths ahead, and a few steps in order to make our way, in politics and in life. This illuminating report provides both. [Raissa]
A heartwarming story about growing up different, Aven's difference is being born without arms. Living with challenges both visible and not, Aven discovers that best friends make the best medicine, especially for the parts of ourselves that can't, or shouldn't, be fixed. [Raissa]
Brockenbrough turns Alexander Hamilton's interesting life into interesting reading for armchair historians of all ages. It's quick, accessible prose is never dry, so be prepared: it kept me glued to my seat for hours. [Raissa]