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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
Christopher Hitchens, Rebecca West
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
The Runaway Bunny - Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
I was just rereading this prior to giving it to my sister for her soon-to-be-born baby, and remembered that I was troubled as a child by the bunny son's determination to run away. Didn't it hurt his mother's feelings that he kept wanting to get away from her?

Kids are self-centered little jerks, I guess.

My favorite illustration was the one where the baby bunny is a bird flying and his mother is a tree, like a dryad.