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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 (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
Zack's Alligator - Shirley Mozelle, James Watts This seemed at first like an easy-reader version of The Mysterious Tadpole: a boy gets a present in the mail which turns out to grow into a full-sized alligator when exposed to water. However, I found Bridget the alligator much less sympathetic than the Tadpole creature and wasn't convinced that Zach was really having so much fun with her. Aside from the initial coolness factor she seemed like a drag, always demanding things and making a mess. Also, parents in regions where alligators may actually be encountered may want to warn kids against trying to play with them in real life.

The illustrations were pretty simple and a little boring, but did have great facial expressions. My favorite panels was Bridget being proud of herself for killing the garden hose.