Not much else to say say then, is there?
- Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman, Why We Broke Up (3/2)
- Shinobu Ohtaka, Sumomomo, Momomo, Vol. 11 (3/5)
- Atsuko Ohkubo, Soul Eater, Vol. 8 (3/6)
- Dall-Young Lim & Sung-Woo Park, Black God, Vol. 15 (3/7)
- Peach-Pit, Zombie-Loan, Vol. 13 (3/8)
- Daisuke Sato & Shoji Sato, Highschool of the Dead, Vol. 5 (3/9)
- Jim Butcher, Ghost Story (3/8)
- Henry Petroski, The Essential Engineer (3/14)
- C.W. Moss, Unicorn Being a Jerk (3/16)
- Jen Yates, Wreck the Halls (3/17)
I neglected to write anything about this at the time, and it's since either gone back to the library or upstairs to my Cake Wrecks-loving younger son. (I don't remember exactly.) But what is there to say? It's a collection of pictures of professional cakes with things very, very wrong with them -- either conceptually, grammatically, or just physically -- with excellent and funny captions by Yates. Unlike the first book, this one has a narrower focus -- cakes for some holiday or other -- but that's still broad enough for a lot of pictures of some seriously wrong confections. If you like the blog, you'll like the book. And, if you don't like the blog, you're probably a professional cake decorator with some serious problems.
- Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test (3/17)
- George O'Connor, Hades: Lord of the Dead (3/18)
Another book I forgot to write about before it disappeared -- this one has been sucked into the collection of my older son, who's the mythology buff of the house. But it's just as good a retelling of Greek myth -- this time, mostly Persephone, with a few other things about Hades included as well -- as the earlier books, so see my reviews of Zeus, Athena, and Hera for more details. This is a great series, and not just for kids: O'Connor does a wonderful job of retelling myths so that they resonate for audiences of various ages.
- A. Lee Martinez, Emperor Mollusk Vs. the Sinister Brain (3/20)
- Tommy Kovac & Sonny Liew, Wonderland (3/20)
- Margaret Atwood, In Other Worlds (3/22)
- Bill Mauldin, Willie & Joe: Back Home (3/25)
- Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles (3/28)