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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Book Review: Meg (Book 54 of 100)

I don't normally read trashy adventure novels, but I do enjoy science fiction. Upon opening Meg, I discovered not a trashy novel, but a really good book. Jonas, the main character, is a navy diver who flipped out when he saw a giant prehistoric shark, the Megalodon. Everyone thought he was nuts, but... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Book Review: The Well of Lost Plots (Book 53 of 100)

Another Thursday Next adventure, in this one she must deal with a memory stealer and, at the same time save fiction. You see, Thursday is escaping from the evil Goliath corporation. Being a literary detective, she opts to hide out in unfinished book land. Being a writer myself, I loved The Well of... Sign in to see full entry.

Dancing in the Streets- a history of collective joy (Book 52 of 100)

Those of oyu who read this blog regularly know how much I enjoy the books of Barbara Ehrenreich. Indeed, 2 of her books Bightsided and Bait and Switch are already part of my 100 book odyssey, Her book, Dancing in the Streets: a history of collective joy is a followup and in this case antithesis of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Book Review: The Wordy Shipmates (Book 51 of 100)

Yet another Sarah Vowell book. I think, as I mention before, I'm becoming obsessed with this person. I go through that with writers sometimes. So far, on this literary journey, my obsessions have included A.J. Jacobs, Eoin Colfer, J.D. McHale, and now Sarah Vowell. For a while, I was into Barbara... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

book Review: Artemis Fowl Files (Book 50 of 100)

I’ve been reading so many book in audio book format lately that I’ve forgotten how refreshing a good old fashioned print book can be. Print can share go many things audiobook can’t. The Artemis Fowl Files is a perfect example, in addition to regular text it contained a word search, a “What kind of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Book Review: All Creatures Great and Small (Book 49 of 100)

I'd heard of All Creatures Great and Small before. I don't an animal loving bibliophile who hasn't. The now famous bibliography by the English veterinarian has been on my "Read before I Die" list since about the age of 10. It was a wonderful treat. The story of the young career and marriage (spoiler... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Book Review: Idyll Banter (Book 48 of 100)

Idyll Banter is one of those essay collections that people are always telling I should write, but I don't have the patience for. I've started to write essay collections in the past, but I get bored after a page and a half. Given the fact that most essay collections are at least 150 pages, I don't... Sign in to see full entry.

Book Review: Lost in a Good Book (Book 47 of 100)

Lost in a Good Book i s the next chapter of the Thursday Next Adventures by Jasper Fforde. I've been kind of under the weather today. And as always when I'm under the weather, a good book helps keep me sane. I like this second installment much better than the first. It made more sense, but that may... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Book Review: -Anything But Typical (Book 46 of 100)

Jason Blake is a 12-year-old boy with autism. He's nuero-atypical. "NT's" as he calls them, or nureotypical people, people who think normally tend to make his life miserable. His only escape is writing and his storyboard website. There he meets a girl who goes by "Phoenix bird". Suddenly, he has a... Sign in to see full entry.

Agnes and the Hitman (Book 45 of 100)

I don't read chicklit. But this is an exception. I downloaded it from my library's digital library. It's the story of food columnist who meets a hitman. The hitman is a friend of an ex-mobster friend of hers, you see she wrote a book called Mob Food. Poor Agnes can't pick a man to save her soul. She... Sign in to see full entry.

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