Monthly Archives: September 2011

Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliet, illustrated by Brett Helquist


I needed some relaxation reading as a break from academic readings on cataloging and creating library collections — and I had a cold. I curled up under the fluffy duvet with two warm tabby cats on my chest and had … Continue reading

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Coraline, by Neil Gaiman


I enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book tremendously (a review appears on this blog). My almost 11 year old daughter recently started reading it and also checked our Coraline. I recalled Coraline coming out as a rather creepy looking film … Continue reading

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery


I found this audiobook while putting audiobooks back on the shelf at the libary. I have always loved hedgehogs, including leaping out of a jeep in the Orkney Islands and going nose to nose with a hedgehog in the middle … Continue reading

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