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.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

The Grizzly Bear Family Book

The Grizzly Bear Family Book by Michio Hoshino
Translated by Karen Colligan-Taylor

Pages: unpaginated
Finished: Feb. 21, 2008
Reason for Reading: read aloud to my 7yo, one of his school books.
First Published: 1992
Genre: non-fiction, picture book
Rating: 3/5

First Sentence:

Imagine meeting a grizzly bear in the wild.

Comments: Hoshinio spent almost twenty years studying and photographing grizzly bears in the wilds of Alaska. Each page of this book is covered with up-close and personal photographs of grizzly bears. In the text, the author tells the reader about his passion for grizzlies and reminisces about a few particular incidents along with imparting information about grizzlies in general. Ultimately the photographs are more appealing than the text but they are so beautiful they more than make up for the shortcomings of the writing. If you or your child are interested in grizzly bears, this book will satisfy. Unfortunately, the author was actually killed by a grizzly in 1998.

1 comment:

  1. This one is right up my alley! I love animals so much! I will have to take a look at it. Too bad Michio Hoshino was killed by a grizzly. A risk I'm sure he knew he was taking.