Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Stay-at-home shelfie #10

Oh my, there's much to note here on this special shelf. First off, there are many books that I've written about on Papergreat: From the Earth to the Moon, Doctor Dolittle in the Moon, The Vanishing Shadow, The Ghost Parade, The Iceberg Express, Mystery at High Hedges, But Once a Year, and The Angry Planet.

Dangerous Island was one of Mom's favorite books when she was a kid. Then I read it in the early 1980s and loved it, too, which gave us a nice added bond through juvenile literature. She also passed down her love of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books, and those are still treasured volumes on my shelf. I acquired The Donkey Rustlers and Snowed Up because, like The Angry Planet, they are illustrated by Robin Jacques; I hope to write about them some day. The Gormenghast novels have long fallen into the category of "I really think I might want to read them some day, but never have." Interplanetary Avenger was written by Caroline Luzzatto, one of my former colleagues at The York Dispatch. She writes for The Virginian-Pilot now. And the 1928 classic Millions of Cats is a book that Ashar and I loved reading together when he was young.


  1. This shelfie makes me happy given that quite a few of these grace my own shelves and book piles (I admittedly have not read The Angry Planet yet, but I love the cover). As a huge fan of Peake, I highly recommend reading him. :)

    1. Thanks, Inky! I bet you have some wonderful shelves (and piles)! It's strange how we have all this newfound time at home, but -- for me -- less reading time than ever. Though I say that coming from the perspective of someone who's still privileged and fortunate enough to be working full-time.