One Book, One Day, Three Lines, I Say.

Microblog By Mary Grace Maloney
Pendziwol, Jean E. Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. Once Upon a Northern Night. (Groundwood Books, 2013).

1. Timely read for cozy winter days and “polar vortex” 2014.

2. Romantic, lyrical verse accompanies magical and animated mixed media illustrations.

3. Is there another picture book that so beautifully captures the other-worldly awe of the Northern Lights winter sky?

Pendziwol, Jean E. Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. Once Upon a Northern Night. (Groundwood Books, 2013).

1. Timely read for cozy winter days and “polar vortex” 2014.

2. Romantic, lyrical verse accompanies magical and animated mixed media illustrations.

3. Is there another picture book that so beautifully captures the other-worldly awe of the Northern Lights winter sky?

My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt (Drawn + Quarterly, 2013)

1. Highly original and hilarious.
2. Apes. Her “illustrated movie review to Rise of The Planet of the Apes” is something I can’t stop thinking about because it is So Funny.
3. Animals in hats. More images that make me giggle just in recalling them in my mind.

My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt (Drawn + Quarterly, 2013)

1. Highly original and hilarious.
2. Apes. Her “illustrated movie review to Rise of The Planet of the Apes” is something I can’t stop thinking about because it is So Funny.
3. Animals in hats. More images that make me giggle just in recalling them in my mind.

Black, Holly. Doll Bones (New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013). Print.

Illustrations by Eliza Wheeler

1. Haunting, creepy, playful adventure with 2 girls and 1 boy, all growing up and wondering if they’ll still be friends.

2. Porcelain dolls are scary.

3. The game of imaginative play evokes both joy and sadness, as those days are threatened by adolescence to come to an end.

Black, Holly. Doll Bones (New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013). Print.

Illustrations by Eliza Wheeler

1. Haunting, creepy, playful adventure with 2 girls and 1 boy, all growing up and wondering if they’ll still be friends.

2. Porcelain dolls are scary.

3. The game of imaginative play evokes both joy and sadness, as those days are threatened by adolescence to come to an end.

Green, Justin. Binky Brown Meets the Virgin Mary (San Francisco: McSweeney’s Books, 2009). Print.

1. I will not forget Binkybrown 

2. Binky Brown is the first graphic novel in English, in my opinion, since it was originally published in 1972, decades befor Maus.

3. 1950s Catholicism, psychology, and sexuality are all theme’s in Green’s provocative, young adult memoir.

Green, Justin. Binky Brown Meets the Virgin Mary (San Francisco: McSweeney’s Books, 2009). Print.

1. I will not forget Binkybrown

2. Binky Brown is the first graphic novel in English, in my opinion, since it was originally published in 1972, decades befor Maus.

3. 1950s Catholicism, psychology, and sexuality are all theme’s in Green’s provocative, young adult memoir.

Attempting Normal by Marc Maron (Spiegel & Grau, 2013)
Attempting Normal is a “Best Friend Book”; re: the type of book you read that becomes your best friend for the few days / hours when your eyes and mind devour it. 
Maron’s frank and poetic storytelling balances brevity with a deep and aching heart. 
I should have listened to Erica Doering years ago when she told me to check out Marc Maron’s comedy; he elevates “dark comedy” to an art form and still keeps it funny. All humans have something to learn from that—

Attempting Normal by Marc Maron (Spiegel & Grau, 2013)

  1. Attempting Normal is a “Best Friend Book”; re: the type of book you read that becomes your best friend for the few days / hours when your eyes and mind devour it.
     
  2. Maron’s frank and poetic storytelling balances brevity with a deep and aching heart.
     
  3. I should have listened to Erica Doering years ago when she told me to check out Marc Maron’s comedy; he elevates “dark comedy” to an art form and still keeps it funny. All humans have something to learn from that—
One Book:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Dutton, 2010)By John Green & David Levithan
Three Words:
Huge. Clever.  Unforgettable.  

One Book:

Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Dutton, 2010)
By John Green & David Levithan

Three Words:

Huge. Clever.  Unforgettable. 
 

One book:
Breadcrumbs(Walden Pond Press, 2011)By Anne Ursu, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” Illustrated by Erin McGuire 
Three words:
Enchanting. Haunting. Multi-Sensory.

One book:

Breadcrumbs(Walden Pond Press, 2011)
By Anne Ursu, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” Illustrated by Erin McGuire 

Three words:

Enchanting. Haunting. Multi-Sensory.