Birth date: August 08, 1936
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Just as I have Christmas books that I break out and read every year in November and December, I have this one book that I read every year as part of my All Hallow's Read/Halloween Bingo/spoopy-months celebration (spooky-adjacent sorts of things that aren't scary but are amusing). This is something...
Four older books that I’ve read for the first time and had mixed reactions to. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt: I loved a lot of this–the descriptions of the Maine coastline are so perfect, and the feeling of lived-in-ness in Turner’s life. His coming of age is thoughtful and l...
A 1001 CBYMRBYGU.Opening this book takes you into a haunted house, where scary things pop up on every page. Delightful.
One can't really call this a "version" of the Easter story, as the text is taken directly from the King James translation of the Bible. It is accompanied by Pienkowski's distinctive, complex silhouettes over colored background. The text itself is enlivened with beautiful illuminated capitals and dec...
You just can't have too many creepy pop-up books. This one is great for those of a morbid bent.