A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
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Friday, February 22, 2008

38. Lilttle Pear and the Rabbits

Little Pear and the Rabbits by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Third Little Pear book

Pages: 125
Finished: Feb. 20, 2008
Reason for Reading: next in the series.
First Published: 1956
Genre: children, fiction
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

Little Pear was a Chinese Boy.

Comments: First, I have to say how thrilled I was when this book came in through inter library loan. I didn't have my hopes too high that it would be available and then when it did come it is the exact same cover as what I read when I was little. All the Little Pear books I read had covers similar to this and it was like holding an old friend again after all these years.

In this episodic book, Little Pear is growing older. He will soon be old enough for school but he isn't quite big enough to make the long walk each day yet. Little Pear wants to grow up but he doesn't want to go to school, he wants to be a farmer like his dad. Little Pear continues to have adventures and though not as often as the other books he still does get into some mischief. This book doesn't quite have as much charm as the previous two but is still just as enjoyable. There is nothing particularly new here but the writing, the illustrations, the author's love and respect for the Chinese people is still just as enjoyable and evident. Dh read this one to the 7yo at bedtimes and the 7yo is anxious for the last book to come in from ILL. Here's hoping we get a copy!

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