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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.

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Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
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
Blueberry Shoe - Ann Dixon, Evon Zerbetz Simple pleasures (human and animal) and the cycle of nature are celebrated through this simple, episodic narrative of the adventures of a baby shoe lost on a mountain. Nature wastes nothing, not even a shoelace.

The colorful, simple illustrations were pleasant and cheerful, and I think the text has a rhythm that some children would enjoy hearing aloud. As an adult reading to myself it was a little boring, and my standard child audience at 6 and 7 found this too young for them.