BOOKS - March

It's book post time.

Want more? Of course you do. Here's the February book post, January's, the November / December one, the October edition, September's (plus the picture book one), the June / July / August one (and the picture book one) and here's one with links to all the rest.  You can always browse through everything filed under the "books" tag here.

Let's start off with the awesome collection of books I discovered over the course of the last month...

(scroll allllllllll the way to the bottom to get to the books that I actually read)
Shh! We Have A Plan by Chris Haughton.
What Can A Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Mike Lowery.
U is for Underwear by Jesse Levison / President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett and Chris Van Dusen / Presto Change-o!: A Book of Animal Magic by Edouard Manceau
Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood and Jonathan Bean.
How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees (I'm never going to be an illustrator - but this book still looks great so I included it for your sake).
Infographics: Human Body by Simon Rogers, Jenny Broom and Peter Grundy / 100 Bears by Magali Bardos / Let's Paint by Gabriel Alborozo
Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson.
The Fly and The Worm by Elise Gravel.
Eerie Dearies: 26 Ways to Miss School by Rebecca Chaperon.
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld / Wish Her Safe At Home by Stephen Benatar / Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun / Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman
À la Mère de Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian Confectioner by Julien Merceron, Sophie Pechaud, Julie Serre and Jean Cazals.
Mount Terminus by David Grand.
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer / One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak / Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
The Riverman by Aaron Starmer (cover by Yelena Bryksenkova).
Sparky by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans.
The Last Wild by Piers Torday.
Airstream Living by Bruce Littlefield and Simon Brown / The Original VW Camper Cookbook by Lennart Hannu, Steve Rooker and Susanne Rooker
Moo Hoo by Candace Ryan and Mike Lowery.
 Matteo Pericoli's London for Children / A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino
The Little Leftover Witch by Florence Laughlin / The Odd One Out: A Spotting Book by Britta Teckentrup / Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier, Greg Salsedo and Marc Lizano
Eggs on Top: Recipes Elevated By An Egg by Andrea Slonecker and David L. Reamer.
A Fairy Tale by Jonas T. Bengtsson.
The Glassblower's Children by Maria and Harald Gripe / The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat / Outdoor Wonderland: The Kids' Guide to Being Outside by Josie Jeffery, illustrated by Alice Lickens
Tools Rule! by Aaron Meshon.
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald (cover by Yelena Bryksenkova).
I read a ton of books in March for two reasons: #1 - I had to (finally) get all of my wisdom teeth yanked out, so I spent a solid 5 days sitting in bed eating soft food, watching movies and reading. Soon after I recovered from that joyous event, my computer broke: a lot of reading occurs when the internet can't beckon you.

Here are some of the books I particularly enjoyed reading...

I continued my read-all-of-Stella-Gibbons's-works journey with Starlight - definitely not my favorite book of hers, but - as always - great characters.

The Where, the Why and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science - an attractive and informative book.

The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox - blatantly not as stuffed with wonderful facts as The Wes Anderson Collection is, but if you adore Fantastic Mr. Fox as much as I do, it's delightful. And apparently it's now out of print (I've had it hanging around unread for quite some time), so if you're interested you should buy a copy before it gets super-expensive.

I read the first Scott Pilgrim book quite awhile ago and got around to zipping through the rest of them in my conked out, post-tooth-removal-heavy-duty-painkiller phase (when I couldn't handle reading anything more substantial and paragraph-y).

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (just begging to become a movie... apparently Todd Field may be making it).

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley. The Art of Wreck-It RalphMiss Bianca in the Antarctic by Margery Sharp.
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith - (I thought that the first half of this book was almost THRILLINGLY well-written, but my intense admiration petered out a bit as it progressed. Still! Very good, and I can't wait to see how Todd Haynes translates it into a movie - he did such an awesome job with Mildred Pierce. Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett are perfectly cast.)

Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy. Broken Harbor by Tana French. Moomin Book 7 by Lars Jansson.