November Book Loot

Ten books for the month of November, some of which I bought abroad personally, and others I bought abroad, online.   Early November, I went to Hong Kong and visited a branch of their wonderful bookstore, Page One; went home with the following:  One the Road – Jack Kerouac – I hate to admit that…

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman recently released two fairy-tale graphic novels, or more precisely, two illustrated fairy-tale short stories: Hansel and Gretel, and The Sleeper and the Spindle; both a remake of sorts of well-know, beloved, classic fairy-tales. The Sleeper and the Spindle is sort of a mash-up of two classic fairy-tales, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White, complete with…

The Last Books of 2014

It’s only November, but already I’ve surpassed the number of books I read last year. This year, same as last, I’ve set my goal of reading 50 books.  Last year I got up to 27 books, and this year, so far, I’ve read 32. I’m 18 books short of my goal, and though 32 is a…

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

Once upon a time,  after the Big Bang but before the Permian Era, a man from the Land of  Nord traveled to the opposite side of the world, where he met and fell in love with a South Pole woman. Thus began the extraordinary tale of the Storyteller from Nord, in Isabel Greenberg’s graphic novel,…