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This offering presents houses for different people and creatures. Echoing previous books, Homes features a raised home on the verso, and the recto has a scooped out die-cut showing who lives inside the home. Each home is labeled with one or two words, and words describing the inhabitant and aspects of the home are also listed. “Castle/princess, sword, flag, crown, drawbridge, door, moat, water, waving, wielding, flowing.” The italicized verbs shown on each spread could be a potential conversation starter about the different parts of speech.

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2015 January 22 “Life exists as pathology in New York." Michael Kurcfeld of the Los Angeles Review of Books examines Ken Schles' work. Review and 7 minute video.In general, John Updike favored the nice-guy approach to book reviewing, one that favored and coddled the author and limited the reviewer. He had a set of standards—his —that clearly arose out of his experiences as an oft-reviewed author. They go something like this: 1) don't review books you have any personal connection to; 2) quote the book; 3) quote the book; 4) no spoilers; 5) quote the book; 6) review the book, not the author's reputation; 7) praise unsparingly; 8) leave tradition, schools of criticism, and political/social ideas out of it; 9) remember that books are meant to be enjoyed, 10) quote the book.