A Red Herring Without Mustard

"A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce Series by Alan Bradley .

This I Believe: On Motherhood Hardcover - Amazon

Joys and travails of mothering explored in two thoughtful books: 'This I Believe' and 'Stories of Motherhood'.

Brooklyn Heights, Miral al-Tahawy, trans. Samah Selim. Brooklyn Heights, which won the 2010 Naguib Mahfouz Medal and was shortlisted for the 2010 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, is a novel of global standing. If there’s anything it loses in the English, perhaps it’s the dislocation of the English that appears within the Arabic text, but I’m not sure there’s anything Selim could’ve done with that. Otherwise a beautiful translation of a beautiful book: It doesn’t seem “translated” at…

A ‘Best of Arabic Literature (in English)’ 2011

Brooklyn Heights, Miral al-Tahawy, trans. Samah Selim. Brooklyn Heights, which won the 2010 Naguib Mahfouz Medal and was shortlisted for the 2010 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, is a novel of global standing. If there’s anything it loses in the English, perhaps it’s the dislocation of the English that appears within the Arabic text, but I’m not sure there’s anything Selim could’ve done with that. Otherwise a beautiful translation of a beautiful book: It doesn’t seem “translated” at…

Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher ~ 5⭐

Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher. I was so excited for this book, Tarryn and Colleen are LEGENDARY. Now that I posses this mysterious wonderment, I am wary.

I read this about 3 years ago and loved it. I was also amazed that Ang Lee could make it into a Movie. I would not have thought it possible. I also enjoyed the movie. It took awhile to adjust to the 3 D glasses, but I felt the 3D experience served this movie well.

The cover of Life of Pi, a 2001 novel by Canadian author Yann Martel. Illustration by Jamie Bennett, design by Paul Hodgson. Another book cover by my talented brother.

Flavia deLuce, our 11 year old heroine, is a chemistry prodigy beset by older sisters and a philatelist father who gets himself accused of murder.  The police obviously aren't up to the job so Flavia and her bicycle (Gladys) are on the job.  Available in paperback from Bantam, $15

Alan Bradley - Flavia de Luce series Book - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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