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My Review of "Wonderland"

Amily Shen's Wonderland: A Coloring Book Inspired by Alice's Adventures is an intricate, imaginative coloring book inspired by Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  Adults can let their imagination loose, following the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole, encountering the Cheshire Cat, attend the Mad Hatter's tea party, and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts.  Wonderland is a fun, evocative tale that will invite adults into the imaginative world of coloring again.

Prepare, like Alice, for a whole new adventure.

I received a free copy of this book as part of the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review here.

My Review of "Look Me in the Eye"

John Elder Robison's Look Me in the Eye:  My Life with Asperger's is an amazing memoir that highlights, by nearly every measure, Robison has lived a remarkable life.  He created smoking guitars and other special effects for the rock band Kiss, worked on video games for a toy company and was featured in a best-selling memoir written by his brother, the author Augusten Burroughs.
But what is surprising about Robison is that he unknowingly lived most of his life on the autism spectrum.  It wasn't until his 40s that a psychologist friend suggested he might have Asperger's syndrome, a disorder often considered a high-functioning form of autism.  People with Asperger's usually have average or above-average intelligence, but they lack the intuitive ability to read social cues and find it difficult to make friends and form relationships.  Characteristics of Asperger's include difficulty maintaining eye contact and a single-mindedness that can be odd and fr…