Book review: Ocean Life!

Ocean Life

Ocean Life!:
A Coloring and Activity Book for Kids,
by Jill Richardson
Rockridge Press
4/14/2020
Juvenile Nonfiction/
Coloring
72 pages

Goodreads 

Buy the book

Coloring books are rebecoming very popular. Ocean Life! is designed for 4-8 year olds, but really, I am sure adults could enjoy and learn a lot from it as well.

Click to continue reading

Book review: Brain Candy

Brain Candy

Brain Candy: 
A Challenging and Fun Maze Book
For Kids

Edited by Cathy Hennessy
Illustrated by Mike Thomas,
Wolfe Hanson, Craig Rousseau
Rockridge Press
4/14/2020
Juvenile Nonfiction/Activity Books
94 pages

Goodreads 

Buy the book

I actually don’t know why, but when I was a kid, I was close to obsessed with mazes! I remember being so thrilled when I found a huge book of mazes during my first trip to England. I was 11. Brain Candy: A Challenging and Fun Maze Book For Kids is not a big book, but it is so cute, I think my younger self would have adored it.

Click to continue reading

Book review: In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
陰翳礼讃 in 1933
Translated by
Edward G. Seidensticker
and Thomas J. Harper
12/1/1977
Leete’s Island Books
56 pages
Nonfiction/Japan

Goodreads

Last week, I explained how I got lead to wabi sabi and to In Praise of Shadows. This is indeed the main classic book at the root of this Japanese concept highlighting the “wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life” as called by Beth Kempton.
Click to continue reading