Reading For The Heck Of It

Gosh, I love books. I love the way they feel in my hand, the way they smell, the way they look piling up all around me as I drown amongst their pages...I really, REALLY like books.

 

Favorite genres: nonfiction (especially science), sci-fi/fantasy, classics, and children's literature.

 

Unread/unloved genres: romance and seafaring odysseys.

Today
January
17
Hollis Robbins, Hollis Robbins, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Henry Louis Gates Jr., Various
Alan Lightman
Nigel Balchin
Derf Backderf
Neal Shusterman
Lisa Morton, Ellen Datlow
January2018
13
Don't dismiss children's literature just because you're an adult
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy showed up on my radar through a footnote in another book that I read last year. (Just one more...
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult - Bruce Handy
updated shelf:
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult - Bruce Handy
currently reading:
The Killings at Badger's Drift - Caroline Graham The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers (Penguin Classics) - Hollis Robbins, Hollis Robbins, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Henry Louis Gates Jr., Various Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman
January2018
12
finished reading:
January2018
06
The last story strengthened my resolve to never go on a cruise
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories was a must-have for me for 2 reasons: 1. Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors and I want to read everything he's ever written and 2. I l...
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories by Dahl, Roald (2012) Paperback - Roald Dahl
updated shelf:
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories by Dahl, Roald (2012) Paperback - Roald Dahl
January2018
5
started reading:
January2018
01
text: 2017 Book Roundup
Another year has gone by and it's now time to compile the list of books that I read in 2017. Like last year, some of these books haven't been reviewed (yet in some cases and n...
updated shelf:
Emmy And The Incredible Shrinking Rat - Lynne Jonell, Jonathan Bean
December2017
28
Eventually your past will catch up with you
I had hoped to keep up the momentum and actually post a new review every single day leading up to New Year's but I got super busy with mom in town and...ah well. :-) I thoug...
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel - Matthew J. Sullivan
updated shelf:
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel - Matthew J. Sullivan
finished reading:
December2017
25
What thoughts do eggs have?
Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun was an odd little book. The reader follows our main character who is an alien (or aliebn if you prefer) sent to earth to...
Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book - Jomny Sun
updated shelf:
Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book - Jomny Sun
December2017
24
Genetics gone wild...and woolly
YES. That is literally what I have written first in my notes for today's book review. Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatu...
Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures - Ben Mezrich
finished reading:

Currently reading

The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham
The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers (Penguin Classics) by Hollis Robbins, Hollis Robbins, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Henry Louis Gates Jr., Various
Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
Mine own executioner, by Nigel Balchin
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores by Jen Campbell
Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legends) by David Stabler, Doogie Horner
Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith
Haunted Nights by Lisa Morton, Ellen Datlow