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Melody Murray's Books

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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn


Wonderstruck - Brian Selznick This one didn't work for me at all. I didn't particularly dig Selznick's illustration style, which was all cross-hatch, all the time, but not at all the subtle, breathtaking crosshatch of, say Timothy Decker. There were a few lovely vignettes, but mostly the style stuck me as heavy-handed, as did the prose. I am not a fan of the "mysterious father" story when the actual mother has the information and withholds it from the kid, probably because of my own real-life circumstances (where I don't have the information and can't give it to the kid). The coincidences seemed far too pat, the mystery too easy to solve. Meh. I wasn't impressed by this.