By: Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 is another one of those books that I can’t believe I haven’t read before now.
Boy, was I missing out. Continue reading “Fahrenheit 451”
By: Michel Faber
Subject Matter: Great Britain; History; Victoria, 1837-1901; Perfumes industry; London; England; Young women; Prostitutes
The first thing I did after finishing this book was sit back and take a long, deep breath.
I fell in love with this book from the get-go. Michel Faber has one of the most original, inviting writing styles I’ve come across in a while. Continue reading “The Crimson Petal and the White”
By: Russell Baker
Followed by The Good Times
I greatly enjoyed Growing Up, the memoirs of Russell Baker, who grew up in the Depression-WWII era.
Of course, I love me some biography. But autobiographies can be tricky. Sometimes people aren’t the best person to tell their own story (see: The Nazi Connection). Continue reading “Growing Up”
By: Hans Christian Andersen
1800s (this version was published 1956)
This book appeared mysteriously in my possession around the same time as The Keeper of the Bees. I’m not sure where it came from or why, but I do know that it’s ancient.
This version of Andersen’s Fairy Tales is by no means a complete collection of Hans Christian Andersen‘s infamous fairy tales. In fact, it only contains 18 of them. Continue reading “Andersen’s Fairy Tales”
By: Barbara Kingsolver
The Bean Trees Book 2
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Barbara Kingsolver is a genius. Continue reading “Pigs in Heaven”
By: Gene Stratton-Porter
Yep, that’s what my edition of The Keeper of the Bees looks like.
Did you catch how old this one is? Published in 1925. That’s 90 years ago. Continue reading “The Keeper of the Bees”
By: Paul Ferris
Subject Matter: Dylan Thomas; Biography; Welsh authors; 20th century
I am a sucker for a good biography.
And a good biography about a wildly interesting poet?
Count me in. Continue reading “Dylan Thomas: A Biography”