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
July
16
July2018
13
liked:
This was a re-read via the audiobook, narrated by Campbell Scott. He is FANTASTIC! I loved every minute of this audio and h...
currently reading:
When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies - Alastair Bonnett The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath - Leslie Jamison Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions - Russell Brand
When bad guys go good...mostly
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey originally had me quite frustrated because I felt that the labeling (the library's call number) misrepresented the content of the book. [Essential...
The Bad Guys: Episode 1 - Aaron Blabey
updated shelf:
The Bad Guys: Episode 1 - Aaron Blabey
July2018
10
Contemporary fiction meets supernatural thriller
Continuing the trend of reading books selected for the Summer Reading program, I read Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry. The reader follows two very different storylines that at...
Graveyard Shakes - Benchmark Publishing Group;Stephen Jay Jackson;Rina Alvarez;Lisa Crane;Scott-Laura Schoeggl;Jessica Friedman;Sara Lynn;Sarah Alston;Emily Ku;Paula Maxheim;Michelle Posey;Melissa Madden;Jorge Gonzalez;Terry B Bruno;Samuel Guss;Erin Johnson;G.E. Masana
updated shelf:
Graveyard Shakes - Benchmark Publishing Group;Stephen Jay Jackson;Rina Alvarez;Lisa Crane;Scott-Laura Schoeggl;Jessica Friedman;Sara Lynn;Sarah Alston;Emily Ku;Paula Maxheim;Michelle Posey;Melissa Madden;Jorge Gonzalez;Terry B Bruno;Samuel Guss;Erin Johnson;G.E. Masana
finished reading:
July2018
07
On a roll but not the good kind
Nnewts: Escape from the Lizzarks by Doug TenNapel is another summer reading selection for middle grade readers. This is the first in a series of graphic novels which follow th...
Escape from the Lizzarks (Nnewts) - Doug TenNapel
updated shelf:
Escape from the Lizzarks (Nnewts) - Doug TenNapel
July2018
03
I'm here for the illustrations
If you've come here hoping for your next read of the summer then I'm afraid I have to disappoint you (unless this sounds up your street for some reason). The Royal Rabbits of ...
The Royal Rabbits Of London - Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
updated shelf:
The Royal Rabbits Of London - Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore
June2018
29
All the world's a stage but thank goodness I'm not a Winged Monkey
One of the things I regretted last summer was that I wasn't more in touch with the books selected for the Summer Reading program. So I decided as soon as the list was given to...
Short - Holly Goldberg Sloan
updated shelf:
Short - Holly Goldberg Sloan

Currently reading

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison
Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand
Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Palmieri, Jennifer
CatStronauts: Space Station Situation by Drew Brockington
Comics Squad: Recess! by Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dan Santat
Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by Condoleezza Rice
The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring by John Bellairs, Richard Egielski
The Figure In the Shadows (Lewis Barnavelt) by John Bellairs