Tag: Books

Book Review: At Large and Small

Ann Fadiman. At Large and Small: Familiar Essays. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2007. Bug Rating: I freely admit to being an Anne Fadiman fan-girl. Ex Libris is easily one of my favorite books. The Spirit […]

Book Review: The War against the Chtorr

Bug Rating: Synopsis: Long-winded Libertarians lead the fight against an extra-terrestrial insectish species in this 1983 sci-fi novel. I had such high hopes for this book. Its cover promised all sorts of awesome. And then, […]

Anonymity, revisited

My post on blogging anonymously was surprisingly popular, so I thought I would mention this news tidbit: A British policeman was recently outed as the author of the blog Night Jack, a 2009 Orwell Prize […]

LOL book review

Mr. Bug and I went to the discount book store after a traumatic tax session this afternoon. One section that’s always good for a laugh is the “Romance Fantasy” aisle, which anyone else would call […]

Book Review: A Perfect Red

A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire. Amy Butler Greenfield. HarperCollins, 2005. Bug Rating: I was really excited to find this book in my library, since I’ve written quite […]

Book Review: American Pests

American Pests: The loosing war on insects from Colonial times to DDT Author: James McWilliams Bug Rating: I spent a VERY long time reading, and then re-reading this book. I really struggled with it, because […]

Share the love day

So, Blogroll Amnesty Day was February 3rd, and in proper Bug Blog tradition, I missed it.  B.A.D. is a day “to salute all of the great smaller blogs that don’t get the recognition they deserve.” […]

Insect Comic Villains: Killer Moth!

I am always interested in the ways in which insects infiltrate into pop culture, and here’s another comic book villain from the Golden Age (1951): Killer Moth! He had a rather strange fashion sense, rather […]

Comic Heroes: The Red Bee

I’ve written before about various insect-themed comic heroes, and here’s a new one from 1956: The Red Bee. He appears to be distinguished by….extremely poofy pink sleeves and striped tights. Hmm.  The Red Bee was […]