The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

A little mid-week snack or, perhaps, a mid-week pick me up... I absolutely adore picture books. I love well told stories, but pairing them with beautiful illustrations seals the deal for me. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy is high among my favorites. The relatively short book isn't quite … Continue reading The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Sourdough: A Novel by Robin Sloan

Sourdough: A Novel by Robin Sloan is a deeply entertaining story of hope, curiosity, food, and community. Set in San Francisco, Sourdough is reminiscent of Sloan’s first novel, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore”, and tells the tale of Lois Clary, a mid-western transplant to the Bay Area working as a programmer for General Dexterity, a cutting-edge … Continue reading Sourdough: A Novel by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Books, bookstores, secret societies, and fun characters...what's not to like? Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan is a fun read that is initially set in a 24-hour bookstore in San Francisco, that seems to do very little actual book selling, but that is quickly revealed to be beside the point. That said, through the … Continue reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan