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Crap Taxidermy
hey, baby!

i requested this late last night on netgalley, in great delight and "must read this! fever, and then completely forgot about it until i went...more
Jul 02, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
New York Dick
why did i pick this book up?? because it is a collection of photographs of subway advertisements upon which people have drawn dicks. have we just met?...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Much Loved
i will never tire of books that show photos of much-loved stuffed animal companions. i have already read Chewed and Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stori...more
Nov 09, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
The Gashlycrumb Tinies (The Vinegar Works #1)
this is not a book review so much as a fulfillment of a request by ladies whose whims i cannot refuse.

R(est) I(n) P(ubescence): A Study of Child Morta...more
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Apr 16, 2007
As the City Sleeps
how could anyone let this book go out of print?

full of haunting illustrations depicting what the city gets up to after hours, along with equally haunt...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
Animals with Sharpies
this is one of the books that greg came across at the store (where i miss shelving books like crazy!!) and thought i might like, so he sent me a pictu...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday Things
once upon a time, i did not know how to fully embrace the power of the internet. i did not know how to do things that you kids take for granted. the r...more
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Sep 27, 2009
The Doubtful Guest
this review is for bird brian!!

i am insisting on reading this book as a metaphor for parenthood. in this wonderfully-illustrated-as-always edward gore...more
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Apr 16, 2007
Ed Panar: Animals That Saw Me, Volume One
animals love this dude.

when i take pictures of animals, it is invariably animals running away from me,or trying to hide from me - animals who do not w...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
My Milk Toof: The Adventures of ickle and Lardee
if you know me at all, you know that i am a complete sucker for cute stuff. it is a curse, because there are cute things everywhere and it's hard for...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
The Night Life of Trees

let's be honest. with this one, you're not reading it for the articles.

the text of the book is fine - it's just spare fragments of folklore from the g...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
Brighter Graphite: Two Novellas

these are things i know nothing about: art, geography, physics.

whatever parts of the brain are required to understand and retain any information about...more
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Jan 10, 2010
The Night Before Christmas
i'm not sure if this is the correct edition to review. the one i have is also illustrated by arthur rackham ♥, but it has this cover:

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which is much be...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
Beautiful Death: Art of the Cemetery
so back when i was a retarded pretentious teenager, i would go to all the local graveyards and take artsy black and white photos of the gravestones li...more
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Jul 07, 2009
i love this book. i love that there is no explanation given - no introduction - just page after page of chilling little tableaus. and then a story by...more
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Nov 24, 2008
The Noir A-Z
look! a board book for grown-ups!! or very disturbed and precocious children. the design of this book is just beautiful - the caption borders (im sure...more
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Sep 14, 2009
Little People in the City: The Street Art of Slinkachu
this book is amazing. it is what i imagine connor thinks of what rhode island looks like; tiny little people going about their tiny little lives. i kn...more
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May 24, 2009
Souvlaki Circus
this book is very upsetting in the creepiness of its images. also, it shows again that birds are evil.
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Nov 16, 2008
Forever England
this is actually how rhode island was created. roger williams got some clay or whatever, and made teeny tiny buildings and put teeny tiny people in th...more
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Jun 03, 2009
Unicorns I Have Known
when i was little, i loved this book. i never owned it, but i would always go visit it in the bookstore. such a pink little girl i was, and baby look...more
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Mar 23, 2008
Cats are Weird and More Observations
♥ x 1000

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Sep 24, 2010
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
these are my favorite illustrations for alice...
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Aug 01, 2008
Serious Drawings
i only stumbled across this book because some dumb teenage girls left it in a tangle of hairstyle and adolescent-boy-worship magazines in the chairs i...more
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May 24, 2009
Tiny Art Director
karen's first at-work review!!
listen to the crowd roar!

this book makes me really really happy, and i don't even like kids. but i like this one. she is...more
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Mar 20, 2010
The Baby is Disappointing
i am glad that greg had the gumption to put this book on so i could donate my two cents to the cause, and finally review it.

and lest i a...more
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Apr 14, 2010
Book One: Work, 1986-2006
good gravy, i love chip kidd. this book is like bookporn; me drooling over every cover, because i am someone who is completely influenced by covers -...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
Beasts!: Book Two
it gets five even though there was art in here i HATED, because the book is very thoughtful and beautifully designed, and this volume even has intervi...more
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Feb 08, 2009
The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum
i first saw this book because of miriam's review, and then when ceridwen reviewed it, too, i just had to order it in to the store for me. and i totall...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Do Not Eat
this book is wonderful - another one i had to add to myself. i got it at mocca, but its a proper book, and its sad that there arent more...more
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Jun 08, 2009
Dr. Lakra: Health & Efficency
this book just cracks me up. it is what happens when demons fall in love with tattooed ladies of the past and mate upon them. some of them look like w...more
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Jun 26, 2009
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