Have You Read This? Happy Lunar New Year!

From The Bookshelf

Series Intro
I know the feeling of finding a good book. I want to spread the joy. Not reviews. Imagine we are in a bookstore. I wander up to you, hand you one of these books, say ‘Have you read this one?’, then wander off. Whereupon you look at the cover, turn it over, look at the back cover, read the blurb, flip through the book, and decide for yourself if you are interested. It’s like that. Enjoy.

Scanner broken. All covers off the Internet.

Past Have You Read This? [Graphic Novel], [Travel], [Inspiration]

Post Intro
In honor of the year of the rat. Movie posters from the Internet.

Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Robert Sullivan, @RESullivanJr
(Bloomsbury 2004)

Robert Sullivan, In The Alleys With ‘Rats’, Interview on NPR, 2009
“In thrall to ratdom” Guardian 2005

Chess With A Dragon
David Gerrold
(Waker 1987)

They may be sentient rats but at least they are our kind of species.

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
by William Goldman
(Harcourt 1973)

I drag this in by the tails of the R.O.U.S. as an excuse to plug the book. Even if you’ve seen the movie, give the book a try. There are significant sections that can’t be rendered on the screen.

Charlotte’s Web
E. B. White
Illustrated by Garth Williams
(Harper 1952)

I admit that while I remember the book, I do not recall Templeton the Rat from those pages. OTOH, I retain a vivid memory of Paul Lynde as Templeton singing, “A fair is a veritable smorgasbord-orgasbord-orgasbord.”

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

What do you have for me to read?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

4 thoughts on “Have You Read This? Happy Lunar New Year!

  1. No rats in my reading lately. Or any that I can remember.

    But I do remember Templeton vividly. My kinda rat.

  2. Well that went downhill fast. I looked up The Rats by James Herbert because horror fiction was my thing as a kid…now I have to order all this books to reread them. Thanks…I think 😧

  3. Add to this Hans Zinsser’s “Rats, Lice and History”: not fiction/fantasy but a really in-depth description of how rats affect the world we live in.

  4. “My kinda rat.” In my mind’s eye, I can still see him rolling around.

    “James Herbert” One of his books has an intro from Neil Gaiman. Respect.

    Rats, Lice & History sounds like the premise of 1491. That Europeans arrived in Americas that were already much changed.

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