Timothy is a poet and writer as well as a reader. He likes Star Trek, listening to loud music, watching hockey, and spending as much time on his porch as possible. They keep a log of every book they read, and write a monthly newsletter called Stanza Break about poetry in translation and books outside of a publicity cycle. Pictured here with Frankie, one of his two dogs.
They have too many favorite books, but here are a few:
- Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks
- Comet in Moominland (and all the Moomin books!) by Tove Jansson, translated by Elizabeth Portch
- Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
- Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Sabriel by Garth Nix
- Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald, translated by Anthea Bell
The TV adaptation was a bit of a bust (sorry), so why not revisit the source material? The Screaming Staircase holds up as an exciting, spooky adventure full of humor, mystery, and action. I just read this for the first time after loving Stroud's new Scarlett and Browne series (and years of pestering by my partner, who loves this series). Lockwood & Co. is Teenage Mutant Ninja Ghostbusters and I'm here for it.
The first book published by the brand new Transit Children's Editions imprint is a winner! There's a very scary monster in the attic and mom just doesn't understand. It grows bigger and scarier in the dark, creeping down to draw ugly pictures with your crayons and there's just NO WAY you can look in the attic! This book is for everyone who has ever let their imagination get the best of them.
This is the first book in a series of supernatural field guides (Chilling with Ghosts is the second) and I'm so excited about them! Perfect for readers 8 and up, these books are full of tons of cool facts, pop culture nuggets, and history about the supernatural, while still being fast-paced and funny. Hanging with Vampires includes a delicious garlic bread recipe and great lists of vampire books and movies to check out, so you'll learn something even if you're already a vampire expert—and probably even if you're already a vampire!
Olive is sad that her friend has moved away, so Grandpa suggests she write a letter, finally giving a hopeful little green envelope the opportunity for a grand journey. But what it finds when it arrives is something even better than adventure... Crangle's collages are wonderfully expressive and textured, making this a lovely gift to a friend moving away to let them know that no distance is too far when you can write a letter.
Nat is such a lovable character! And this book has so much to admire: inspired by a real artistic swimming team, Nat uses her self-confidence and strong sense of what’s right to tackle fatphobia, racialized microaggressions, homophobia, and even her own parents’ assumptions about what she should believe. Her temper and tenacity sometimes get the better of her judgment, but watching her work hard to get what she wants makes this such a powerful read.
Selected Poems is the classic volume by the distinguished and celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize, and recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
When Moomintroll learns that a comet will be passing by, he and his friend Sniff travel to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains to consult the Professors. Along the way, they have many adventures, but the greatest adventure of all awaits them when they learn that the comet is headed straight for their beloved Moominvalley.
Winner, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category
Winner, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize
Finalist, 2015 National Book Award, poetry category
Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards, poetry category
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—
The first volume of Susan Cooper's brilliant and absorbing fantasy series, The Dark Is Rising.
On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that -- the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark.
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS
Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the globally bestselling Old Kingdom series with a special edition of Sabriel, featuring exclusive content from master of fantasy Garth Nix and original cover artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon.
Enter the Old Kingdom, a world of dark secrets and dangerous magic.
This tenth anniversary edition of W. G. Sebald’s celebrated masterpiece includes a new Introduction by acclaimed critic James Wood. Austerlitz is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle.