What We've Been Reading
The greatest book ever!!0
I loved this one – wonderful characters, intense drama, the best of people, and the worst.0
I loved Watership Down when I read it back in the early 70s. We all had great discussions about what it meant, and why. When I read that Richard Adams had died, I realized I had to read it again. The phrase “timeless classic” is perfect for this title. Read it again, or discover it now.0
The Romanov Sisters
A very compelling and personal portrait of the famed Grand Duchesses. This book is entirely engrossing and deeply moving, stripping away the mythology that often crops up around revolution and it's aftermath. A beautifully written story of four young women during a radical shift in Russian history.0
Spaceman of Bohemia
I loved this book so much. If you think a space spider can't make you cry, think again. This is a beautifully written, heartbreaking and hopeful story about past and future, told through the eyes of a prominent Czech spaceman. It's also hilarious (see space spider above). Do yourself a favor and read this book and then come back and talk to me about it!0
While you're whale watching this summer, keep an eye out for secret messages...Fluke is hilarious, a great story and a really fun read. If you haven't read Christopher Moore, this is a great place to start. And if you have, then luck you! And you know what you're getting into. Get ready for a crazy adventure that will make you re-think exactly what our marine friends are up to.0
Our Inner Ape
Is a great intro to primatology, our relationship with chimps AND bonobos, and how other primates are a great tool to learn about ourselves as homo sapiens. If you are at all interested in our evolutionary cousins, READ THIS! And bonobos are so cool! Teach/learn more about them, not just chimps!
Woman on the Edge of Time
Is my ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK! It has so much going on that makes it perfection: feminist utopia/equality, science fiction, time-travel, alternative futures. ERHMAGAHD! Connie and her travels also question the treatment of those with mental illness and creates conversations that are so important! AND men can breastfeed! YES HUMANS!0
The Lies of Locke Lamora
Swashbuckling, mischievous fantasy at its finest Scott Lynch weaves a delicious achronological tale about the Gentleman Bastards an underground group that swindles criminals and the genteel alike. Pick this up for its mysterious post-alien setting and lovable characters!
Hunting and Gathering
A redemptive French novel about depressed weirdos who find fulfillment in their togetherness. Dark and heartwarming! The nice, wary feeling of slowly backing up from the lip of a deep hole.