17 November 2011

Time for Outrage – By: St├Ęphane Hessel (NonFiction)





We all need a reminder sometimes to become engaged in our world. This book can be that little reminder to you that you need to change the world. Full of hope and resolution, M. Hessel offers us a call to arms, to see what our world lacks and to rectify the situation simply because we can and we should.

This is an extremely readable book, it’s only 40 pages. You can read and re-read it all in the same night, and you should.

Bookwyrm Rating: Meat and Potatoes with a side of Vegetables

06 November 2011

Masterpiece- By: Elise Broach (Children’s Fiction)



In this fabulous story a bug befriends a boy and everyone finds out what it is that makes them who they are. There isn’t a lot on the surface to recommend a book whose protagonist is a beetle who lives under a sink, but somehow this caught my attention. I love the mix of absurdity and seriousness which is the hallmark of all great children’s books. One of the great things about this book is that there is no malice, every single character has their good points, and most are downright loveable. It also brings up some good questions about honesty and punishment in a non-threatening environment.

Bookwyrm Rating: Appetizer