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I've been a huge fan of the band The Decemberists for over a decade now. The lead singer, Colin Meloy, writes the most beautiful lyrics and storylines into their music. I'm also in awe of Carson Ellis, his wife, who creates all of the band's merchandise and album artwork. So I was psyched when I first heard that my favorite husband/wife duo teamed up to create a book series! I first heard about it a couple years ago, but didn't get around to actually picking it up until a week ago. I'M LOVING IT. It's so imaginative and adventurous & Colin & Carson do such a fantastic job of inventing this fictional forest realm just outside of Portland. There are currently three books total in the series & I can't wait to get my hands on the others. So if you're looking for a good read, here it is :]

PS; Check out this awesome review of the book with many more illustrations!



  1. Ahh I still credit you with introducing me to a lot of bands! I believe livejournal use to have a section at the top of "what I'm listening to" and I always paid attention to your choices :) Or maybe I'm making things up!

    That book looks very sweet!

    1. Ah, the good ol' days of livejournal! I used to use that "what I'm listening to" feature a lot, too. That's actually how I discovered The Decemberists -- through another livejournaler! & yes, I think you would love that book very much, actually. The illustrations are very much your style :]