The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

A children's book. Book number 3 from my 12 book project. The main character is Milo, an uninspired young boy, who comes home from school one day to find a tollbooth in his bedroom. And since he's a young child he cannot resist using it. In this box are all the words I know," he… Continue reading The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer

The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird is a thrilling book. Heists/thefts. Second book from my 12 categories. I chose this category specifically because the book fit the criteria. A South African (Jeffrey Lendrum) who steals rare bird eggs from the wild and the British detective… Continue reading The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

This is my first book of the year and the first book that fits under 1 of the 12 categories I chose as a goal for this year. My introduction will be the category I chose and a short overview of the book. Mystery. A sleepy English town is not so sleepy anymore (murder). An… Continue reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Thurber Prize for American Humor- Me Talk Pretty One Day

Award Who: named after James Thurber who wrote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; he was a “humorist, cartoonist, author, playwright, and journalist.”What: contributions to humor writing When: since 1997; awardee annually since 2004Prize: $5,000 and a plaque Other winners: https://www.thurberhouse.org/thurber-prize-winners-and-finalists Book David Sedaris is hilarious! I’ve known who he is for a long time… Continue reading The Thurber Prize for American Humor- Me Talk Pretty One Day