Feb. 2nd, 2017

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Catherine's books

Frida Kahlo
liked it
Short biography and analysis of Kahlo's work, including the symbolism in many of her paintings and some of the cultural context for her art. I think this is a good introduction to the artist's work, if occasionally getting a bit too acad...
Firebrands: Portraits of the Americas
it was amazing
Nicely curated set of diverse progressive short biographies with accompanying portraits by different artists. Includes familiar activists like Dorothy Day, Helen Keller and Rachel Carsen alongside heretofore unknown to me anti-colonialis...
Mistress Masham's Repose
liked it
Odd, occasionally charming and sometimes hilarious sequel to "Gulliver's Travels" featuring a feisty 10 year old heroine. It is a weird little book and it took me some time to get through, but I can readily see it being a book that some ...
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl & the Great Lakes Avengers
did not like it
Borders on the unreadable. Not, alas, Squirrel Girl as we know and love her and definitely not one for the kiddies, despite what the cover suggests. I no longer have any questions about why I'd never heard of the Great Lakes Avengers bef...
The Shirley Jackson Project: Comics Inspired by her Life and Work
it was amazing
A must have for Jackson completists! It made me want to read more of her work (and reread other stories) as well as the recent biography. And what more can you ask of a tribute project? Read some of her work beforehand so you can appreci...

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