BOOKS - April

It's book post time.

Want more? Of course you do. Here's the March book post, February's edition, January's, the November / December one, October, 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...
Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of 50 Famous Folks & All Their Weird Stuff by James Gulliver Hancock.
The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell.
A Lion in Paris by Beatrice Alemagna.
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires / My Red Balloon by Kazuaki Yamada / Turtle Island by Kevin Sherry
Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair by John Canemaker.
The Bend of the World by Jacob Bacharach.
Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals by Dinah Fried / Seven Sisters Style by Rebecca C. Tuite
The Painter by Peter Heller.
Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett.
The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall.
The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go / Lovers at the Chameleon Club Paris 1932 by Francine Prose / Casebook by Mona Simpson / What Has Become Of You by Jan Elizabeth Watson
Shackleton's Journey by William Grill.
Little Pear Tree by Jenny Bowers / Hot Dog Cold Dog by Frann Preston-Gannon
Bake Sale by Sara Varon.
How Fast Can You Go? by Kate Riggs and Nate Williams / Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Zachariah OHora
A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz and Catia Chien.
The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern / The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White and Andrea Offermann
This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki.
Echo of the Boom by Maxwell Neely-Cohen.
Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light / File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket and Seth / Matilda's Cat by Emily Gravett / Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle and G. Brian Karas
Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown.
Shoetopia: Contemporary Footwear by Sue Huey and Kenny Kathryn / The Shoe Book by Nancy MacDonnell
Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst and Kevin Cornell.
The Promise by Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin.
Information Graphics: Animal Kingdom by Simon Rogers and Nicholas Blechman / 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers / Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense illustrated by Christine Pym
Lily the Unicorn by Dallas Clayton.
Woven Textile Design by Jan Shenton / The Art of DreamWorks Animation by Ramin Zahed / Girls Standing on Lawns by Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler
Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits by Michael D. Beil, illustrated by Roman Muradov.
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett / My Bus by Byron Barton / Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri / Breathe by Scott Magoon
Camp Rex by Molly Idle.
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel.
As far as actual reading goes, this was a slow month. Well, actually, it was a very FAST month - so I didn't get my typical amount of reading done.

I somehow made it through childhood without reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - now remedied. 

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker - it sent me into a bit of a depression while reading it (as I imagined being in a similar situation), but it was good. 

Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl - I now know soooooooo many Dahl factoids. I also now know that I probably would gotten into fights with him for a lot of the stupid shit he pulled. In what situation would I have been hanging out with Roald Dahl? Who knows. I thought the author did a good job of showing Roald - warts and all - but at some points he'd tell a terrible, terrible story in which Mr. Dahl seemed like a complete and utter asshole, and then he'd attempt to construe it into being just an endearing little facet of his Dahl's personality. "Oh ho ho, that jokester." BY NO MEANS.  I still love his books as much as I ever did, though. And I plan to read this biography as well.