Friday, March 4, 2016

Books and Puzzles Feb 2016

Books and Puzzles, Feb 2016

This has been a good month for puzzles!
First up a 4-D puzzle of San Francisco.
First a map of San Francisco in the late 1800s

Then a foam layer of current day.  Then a set of buildings.

Place the buildings in chronological order and you have your fourth D!

-by Neil Gaiman
Sandman volume 4:  Finished!  I love re-reading this, but realized that the series ended in 1996...huh

During the wet weather we have had some rainbows.

-by Nancy Marie Brown
Ivory Vikings:  The mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them. Fantastic history book, just as the sub-title says.  I learned a lot about Iceland, which is handy since that is our next big trip!

-by Carlos Bueno
Lauren Ipsum, A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things:  A fun intro to a few computer-y science-y ideas.  Appropriate for middle school age kids.

My Christmas cactus bloomed at the right time this year-and so many blooms!!

-by NoViolet Bulawayo
We Need New Names: A coming of age story of a young girl who starts off in Zimbabwe but comes to America.  No real plot, just the thoughts and feelings.  Love the descriptive writing-words boil, houses glare-brings everything to life.

A fun puzzle of New York sky scrapers-the cat loves puzzles...well sleeping on the finished product and trying to eat the pieces anyway!

House in the country panorama puzzle.

-by Edwidge Danticat
Claire of the Sea Light: I stumbled on this one in my e-books at the library and it was just delightful.  The intertwined lives of people in a small town in Haiti.

-by Alexander Elder
Trading for a Living:  This is aimed at day traders, which I am not, but I got some good insights anyway.

Parade of Cows, with mini-cows.  This one was fast and fun.

Gorgeous art puzzle.  The borders made a good start, but then we hit the wall with the ladies-colors are similar and the style is watercolor, making it hard to figure it out.  It came together eventually with much trial and error.

Waldo visits a vampire party.

I hate your puzzle obsession-here, let me help.

Next month fewer puzzles, more books :)

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