The Lost Words: a spell book

Words have power, and many believe that speaking them aloud brings that power into the world. And just as using words summons their power, letting them fall into silence diminished them into impotence. But silence need not be forever. The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris explores 20 words that were removed fromContinue reading “The Lost Words: a spell book”

The Martian

Some books work best when they get out of your way. Weir’s no-nonsense, in-your-face prose means there’s nothing to distract you from the desperate circumstances Mark Watney has found himself in: abandoned on Mars with the nearest help more than 150 million miles away. Worse yet, nobody knows he’s alive. Watney has to survive, alone,Continue reading “The Martian”

Hark A Vagrant

Simply put, Kate Beaton’s comics are so good, they will make you wish you paid more attention in History class. Filled with characters from history, literature, and pop-culture, her cartoons will make you laugh and cry-laughing. While you might not recognize every character that graces the pages of this book, you’ll probably still get theContinue reading “Hark A Vagrant”

His Majesty’s Dragon

His Majesty’s Dragon is the first book in Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series. It introduces Novik’s readers to a fantastic, yet familiar, world. Set during the Napoleonic wars, these books ask the deceptively simple question: but what if there were dragons? Will Laurence is a Captain in the British Navy, fighting Napoleon’s army alongside his crew.Continue reading “His Majesty’s Dragon”