Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Wolves and Deadly Beautiful

In Deadly Beautiful; Vanishing Killers of the Animal Kingdom by Liana Joy Christensen, I found this beautifully expressed and heartbreaking quote.

"Our shared dreams, nightmares, fables and fairy tales are still full of wolves. Our world is not."

Thursday, October 4, 2018

James Herriot's Cat Stories

I love cats, which probably had absolutely no influence on my liking of this short book. 

James Herriot's style is a bit slow at times, but I really enjoyed it, especially the gentle beauty and warmth.  I also found fascinating the interesting details of veterinary work in the near past. 

At times it felt a bit choppy, mostly because he referred to people I didn't know, as if I should.  I think this is because many or all of these stories are excerpts from larger works.  Though this deprived me somewhat of understanding the relationship dynamics, it mostly made me want to read his other works.

Oh, and the illustrations are darling.

4.5 stars.