Published by Alex Johnson in 2012, bookshelf is a small, square ode to bookshelves and book-centric interior design. Hardly any of the featured bookshelves are traditional. Instead they’re mostly off-kilter, deconstructed, hanging, curved, abstract, and above all, imaginative. The shelf designers featured by Johnson are clever and inventive. There's lots of ladder-type shelves, cubes, honeycombs, … Continue reading bookshelf


It's been a long time since I was in grade school but that didn't stop me from reading Wildfire, which is intended for grades 6-8. Whew! This book begins with a bang and doesn't stop until the last page. Action-packed doesn't cover it. Wildfire, by Rodman Philbrick, is fraught from the start. Sam and Delphy … Continue reading Wildfire