I read mostly reissues of older, forgotten fiction and classics.  Plus Disney treasures.


Who is the writer you love to hate?  Hemingway.  Thanks to Hemingway most American literature is now written at the third grade reading level.

 What is your sign? Virgo (Sun and Jupiter conjunct in Virgo)

 Stick or automatic?  automatic 

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Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481461313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2017

A delightful introduction for children to Mary Blair, Walt Disney's favorite artist, who contributed color styling and inspirational artwork for many of the classic Disney animated films of the 40's and 50's and then returned to the studio in the 60's as an Imagineer. Walt said Mary used colors he didn't know existed. This book's charming illustrations capture not only Mary's color sense but her evolving fashion sense as well.

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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316438520
Availability: Backordered
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - September 26th, 2017

In honour of its 75th Anniversary, and in time for holiday shopping, here is a new large-format edition of the best written, most useful guide to classical mythology, crammed with beautiful, new illustrations and decorations. Hamilton is perfect both for cozy reading and quick reference, and she is one of the few adapters of the great myths who sites her sources and includes family trees of the gods. Every home should have one. David's October Staff Pick

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The Descent of Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143131656
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - May 30th, 2017

The Turner prize winner issues a call to lay down arms and discard a masculine gender role that has outlived its usefulness. When is the last time you had to kill a saber-toothed tiger? Though he covers much of the ground previously explored in greater depth by John Stoltenberg in Refusing to Be A Man and other works, Perry revisits these ideas with such wit, grace, and soul-searching honesty to deserve our time and attention. In an age when the evening news would be better titled "What Disgusting and Dangerous Things Did Men Do Today?", this work is urgently necessary.