Out With Venn Diagrams, In With the Whirling Dervish (and Steampunk)

This is going to be a bit of stream of consciousness writing… the whirling dervish in my brain is wreaking havoc with my Venn diagrams and I am a bit incoherent.  Lots of photos then!  But first, I have to mention, Diana has a fun book giveaway going on at Oh! Books…Paper…Real life.  Diana went … More Out With Venn Diagrams, In With the Whirling Dervish (and Steampunk)

The New Look

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) on writing: When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint.

Along came a spider…. and a toad….and a tree…

Mother Nature, queen of all she sees… Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus Not dangerous; the dogs found it clinging to the side of the house yesterday afternoon.  So that’s what’s been spinning all those webs on the porch rails!  Its bulbous body was approximately 18 mm across – HUGE. Bufo Americanus? We were walking along the … More Along came a spider…. and a toad….and a tree…

savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean

The Once Upon a Time Challenge from Stainless Steel Droppings has pushed me into unchartered waters again.  Thus I have read a young adult book titled Savage, by David Almond, illustrated by Dave McKean. How I came about reading this particular book is a sad story.  Harry Schwartz Bookshop has been a Milwaukee meeting place … More savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean