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The Impossible Choice in The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleThe primary responsibility of the storyteller at the beginning of a text to establish why this entity, whether it be person, place, bowl of mush, or caterpillar, is distinguished from all other entities and/or all other examples of said entity or members of the community with which said entity identifies. Mr.

Top 10 Book Covers OF ALL TIME!!!!

Being a bookseller means looking at hundreds (maybe even thousands) of book covers over the course of the year and, when you’ve been a bookseller as long as I have (which is almost twelve years now), you’re bound to develop opinions and tastes when it comes to book covers. So I started a Pinterest board to collect some of the covers that I thought were most successful. At time of writing I’ve shared my thoughts on almost 150 different book covers.

Scratching My Poetry Itch

I reviewed poetry for a number of years with a few literary websites, but other time commitments have pulled me away from that reviewing. But I’m still reading poetry, writing it, and loving it, even if I’m not writing about it quite as much as I’d like to. So, to scratch my own poetry itch, here are some relatively new works of poetry that I think you should read.


Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis


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