Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A graphic novel. Book number 4 from my 12 book project. History of the author’s childhood in Iran. Persepolis refers to the ancient capital of the Persian empire. Warning: This is going to be a short review. This was my first graphic novel and it was very good. To be honest, I thought it was… Continue reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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

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

Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

Award Other names for the prize: Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Who: Established for women because they were underrepresented in major literary awardsWhat: awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in EnglishWhen: 1996-present Prize: 30,000 pounds (about $40,000)… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi