Monday, January 14, 2008

Long Hill Library Winter Reading Club

For the next few months I'll be posting book reviews to Long Hill Reads, a blog created for the Long Hill Library's Adult Winter Reading Program. Feel free to visit me there!


Monday, January 07, 2008

Larklight by Philip Reeve

Awesome! Very enjoyable beginning to a series which I hope will continue on for a good long time.

Babymouse: Puppy Love by Jennifer & Matthew Holm

Babymouse rocks, and Volume 8 of this great graphic novel for kids is no exception. Go, Babymouse!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

About Alice by Calvin Trillin

I enjoyed this brief portrait of Alice Trillin, as written by her husband Calvin. His love for his wife shines through every word.

Just One More Thing, Doc: Further Adventures of a Maine Veterinarian by Bradford B. Brown

Enjoyable tales of the interesting life of a large-animal veterinarian, but I didn't find this second memoir as wonderful and compelling as Brown's first book, "While You're Here, Doc."  That one seemed much meatier and more interesting. I highly recommend While You're Here, Doc.

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

A very well-written, interesting look at one man's internal struggle against the constraints of "polite society" in 1870s New York City, where he can never have the woman whom he loves. This book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. Thanks to Trisha for recommending it to me.