Biblio oi filoi

I am glad to have biblio companions (The root, biblio, in Greek means Books, and oi filoi is the Greek translation for Friends according to Dr Google) . I hope that I shall continue to be blessed with having access to them. Over the past year, I spent a good amount of time with my biblio companions.

For instance, political climates may seem new to us, but Storm before a Storm by Mike Duncan made me realize that for millennia of mankind’s experiments with power and ambition, we have not really evolved that much. 

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  • Some helped me laugh (P.G Wodehouse, Herge’s Tintin series, Asterix comics) 
  • Some helped me keep the fantasy and mythical aspects alive (Rick Riordan’s books, Ursula Le Guin’s Buffalo Gals & Lathe of Heaven, Circe by Madeleine Miller)
  • Some made me stop and think (Bad Blood – Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, Te of Piglet – Benjamin Hoff )
  • Some helped me form my guiding philosophy (Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen)
  • Some helped me understand the physical world around me better (Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin, My First Book for Quantum Physics – Ferrón, Sheddad Kaid-Sala)
  • Some helped me appreciate the importance of life (Everything in its Place by Oliver Sacks)

I read over 130 books – some of the children’s books I didn’t kept track of. We do not keep track of moments, but aren’t they precious all the same? But, they all taught me something, even if it was as simple as holding my attention for a few moments at a time. (Alphabreaths – Christopher Willard (a clinical psychologist) & Rechtschaffen MA, Daniel (a counselor) Illustrated by:  Clifton-Brown )

To that, I am grateful.

Here is to a wonderful reading journey in the coming years as well.

In the Land of Dreams

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  1. The complete list is here:
    Heads You Win – Jeffrey Archer
    How to be a good creature – Sy Montgomery (liked the dogs and the pig, chris)
    Best Travel Writing – Introduction by Tim Cahill
    Tintin and the Unicorn – Herge
    Tintin and the cigars of the Pharoah – Herge
    The World in a Second – By Isabelle Minhos
    Black Hole Blues – Janna Levin
    Storm before the Storm – Mike Duncan
    Cocktail Time – P. G. Wodehouse
    Storm, Rain (two books) – Sam Usher
    Robot and friends
    Paradise – Fire & Ice essay
    Upstream – Mary Oliver
    Always Remember – Turtle book by Cece Meng, Illustrated by Jago
    Imagine a World: By Rob Gonsalves (His artwork in Magical Realism is truly amazing: https://huckleberryfineart.com/artist/rob-gonsalves/)
    What a Wonderful Word: By Nicola Edwards & Luisa Uribe
    Circe – Madeleine Miller
    Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan
    Writing children’s picture books
    Do Butlers Burgle Banks? P G Wodehouse
    Becoming One With The Universe
    Poetry Anthology – Walt Whitman
    Brief answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking
    Long Life – Mary Oliver
    The Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan
    Crab of Golden Claws – Tintin
    Changes in Fairacre – Miss Read
    Sequoia
    If I had an Idea – Kobi Yamada
    If I had a Problem – Kobi Yamada
    Head of Kays – P G Wodehouse
    The Sense of Wonder – Rachel Carson
    Raise Children like Dolphins
    Wild Girls – Ursula K Le Guin (Staying awake while we read & A lovely art)
    Tintin in America – Herge
    Raising Children the Dolphin Way – Dr Shimi Kang
    Fox 8 – George Saunders
    Battle of the Labyrinth – Rick Riordan
    Diary of a Time Traveler – some energy goofus
    Night Job – children’s book
    Tintin and the Golden Claws – Herge
    Little House on the Priarie – Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Rilla of Ingleside – L M Montgomery
    Cry Heart, But Never Break – Glen Ringtved illustrated
    A Black Hole is not a Hole – by
    Be Brave – children’s book
    God – A Human History – Reza Aslan
    A 100-year old man climbed out of the window – Jonas Jonasson
    My First Book for Quantum Physics – Ferrón, Sheddad Kaid-Sala
    Rhino is not in charge 🙂
    Travels by Michael Crichton
    My Pen – Christopher Myers
    At the same moment, around the world- Perrin, Clotilde
    Bad Blood – Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    Te of Piglet – Benjamin Hoff
    Neurotribes : The Legacy of Autism & Neurodiversity – Steve Silberman
    Affairs at Thrush Green – Miss Read
    The Record setting dive of the Bathysphere – Rosenstock/Katherine Roy
    Hyperbole and a half
    What you wish you knew – CS
    French Leave – P. G. Wodehouse
    The Moment of Lift – Melinda Gates (BRILLIANT)
    Everything in its place – Oliver Sacks
    Make the EARTH your companion by J.Patrick Lewis illustrated by Anna & Elena Balbusso
    Grumpusaurus
    Wanted! : Ralfy Rabbit, book burglar – Emily mackenzie
    Rosy is my relative – Gerald Durrell
    Contact – Carl Sagan
    Love in a Torn Land – Jean Sasson
    Much Obliged Jeeves – P G Wodehouse
    Eat like a fish : my adventures as a fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer / Bren Smith
    Mrs Pringle – Miss Read
    Lisa and the lacemaker / written by Kathy Hoopmann ; adapted and illustrated by Mike Medaglia
    Asterix in Switzerland: Rene Goscinny ; illustrated by Albert Uderzo
    The Moth presents occasional magic : true stories of defying the impossible / edited by Catherine Burns
    Eat like a fish : my adventures as a fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer / Bren Smith
    Astrophysics for people in a hurry – Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Moments of Magic – Foreword by Meg Wolowitz (Curses, Baghdad) – many good stories
    Harry’ Trees
    Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari
    Dreams
    First Loves and Last Tales – Oliver Sacks
    Storm in the Village – Miss Read
    Pen – Christopher Myers
    A child of books – Oliver Jeffers
    This Moose Belongs to me – Oliver Jeffers
    Summer Lightning – P G Wodehouse
    Everything in its Place – Oliver Sacks
    The Leaf and the Cloud – Mary Oliver
    Did you fill a bucket today? – Children’s books
    Alphabreaths – Christopher Willard (a clinical psychologist) & Rechtschaffen MA, Daniel (a counselor) Illustrated by: Clifton-Brown
    My Pen – Christopher Myers
    A child of books – Oliver Jeffers
    Clara – the Hippopotamus – Emily Arnold McCully
    The Moment of Lift – Melinda Gates
    Celebrations at Thrush Green – Miss Read
    Thank You Jeeves – P.G.Wodehouse
    Astrophysics and its place in War – Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Voyages of Dr Dolittle – Hugh Lofting
    A Charm of Goldfinches – Matt Sewell
    Max & the Superheroes – Rocio Borilla
    A Forest of Enchantments – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    The Lathe of Heaven – Ursula K Le Guin
    Nature’s Fix – Florence Williams
    Through your eyes : my child’s gift to me / Ainsley Earhardt ; illustrated by Ji-Hyuk Kim
    A whiff of pine, a hint of skunk : a forest of poems / Deborah Ruddell ; illustrated by Joan Rankin
    Carl and the meaning of life / Deborah Freedman
    A voyage in the clouds : the (mostly) true story of the first international flight by balloon in 1785 / Matthew Olshan ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall
    Small and tall tales of extinct animals / Hélène Rajcak and Damien Laverdunt ; [translated by Jen Craddock]
    Rainbow Valley – L M Montgomery
    Basher Science: Extreme Physics – by Simon Basher
    Strictly no Elephants – by Lisa Mantchev and Taeeun Yoo
    Words for your little genius – James Patterson
    The Lost Unicorn – First draft – Peter S Beagle
    Letters from an astrophysicist – Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    Science Verse – Jon Scieszka (Author), Lane Smith (Illustrator)
    Farewell to Fairacre – Miss Read
    Eraser – by Anna Kang (Author), Christopher Weyant (Illustrator)
    The humblebee hunter – Hopkinson, Deborah
    Small and tall tales of extinct animals – Rajcak, Hélène
    A whiff of pine, a hint of skunk : a forest of poems – Ruddell, Deborah
    A voyage in the clouds : the (mostly) true story of the first international flight by balloon in 1785 – Olshan, Matthew,
    Anthill – Edward O Wilson
    Snow Leopard – Peter Matthiessen
    Trees
    Anne of Ingleside -L M Montgomery
    Thrush Green – Miss Read
    No time to spare – Ursula Le Guin
    The Path Made Clear – Oprah Winfrey

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