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Mouse Guard Volume One: Fall 1152 by David Petersen
Mouse Guard Volume One: Fall 1152

olivecat, March 19, 2008

This was a good book, with very detailed and beautiful imagery. The book seems to have a strange balance between the cutesiness of little mice wearing cloaks and fighting with needle swords and the dark, with mice being graphically shown eaten by snakes, cut out of their bellies, the snake beheaded, and another mouse being town apart by giant crabs. I think this book might disturb children that are lured into reading it, because it really has a dark storyline more appealing to an adult audience. However, the storyline is rich, and as an adult, it's a good book.
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Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

olivecat, December 29, 2007

This is a great cookbook for those new to vegetarian cooking. It is very comprehensive, with sections on cooking basics, techniques, and menus. This is a huge book full of delicious recipes from appetizers to main courses to deserts. The recipes are very easy to adapt for vegans and meat-eaters. Even if you are an experienced cook, you will find many great recipes and maybe even pick up a few new techniques.
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Letters from a Nut by Ted L Nancy
Letters from a Nut

olivecat, December 8, 2007

This is a very funny book of letters written to various places, including a lot of hotels in Las Vegas, with bizarre and wacky requests and their responses. I actually found a response letter written by my former boss in this book! This may have been done before by other authors, but that doesn't make this any less funny. There are 2 other books if this suits your sense of humor.
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The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution by Larry Gonick
The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution

olivecat, December 8, 2007

This comic book makes history interesting in a unique and insightful way. As the title says, this covers the world from the age of Columbus to the time of the U.S. Constitution. There are 2 earlier titles (The Cartoon History of the Universe Parts I and II). I can't wait for the next installment!
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The Moon is Down (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by John Steinbeck
The Moon is Down (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

olivecat, December 8, 2007

This short novel by John Steinbeck seems to be unjustly overlooked. It concerns the occupation of Norway by the Nazis in WWII, but is also relevant today. If only the people who support war in the 21st century read this novel. Steinbeck makes the important point that many fail to understand--occupation is never sustainable.
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