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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Book Sixteen Opening

Later Today

Be on the lookout for the next book opening post.

How are you guys doing? Where are we in the reading? If anyone is still catching up (I so understand, the advent of summer and no school has thrown my schedule off quite a bit), we can slow a bit till we discuss Coraline. I had scheduled the Coraline discussion for Monday. Let me know and I'll do some schedule finagling.

Thanks guys!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Three Cups of Tea Discussion

This was a surprisingly delightful book. I enjoyed Greg Mortenson's story tremendously. It is one of those books that restores faith in humans. We need that a bit now and then. I also liked that this book gave a more rounded view of the people of those regions which in our neck of the woods often get simplified or villified. It's good to be asked to see things in different lights.

And how did you find the book?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer's coming and I'm just not there

So, I've been thinking about the 'Summer Reading List' thing. I love having a few new books to read over the summer. It makes summer feel special. The kinds of books I like to read still vary in the summer, but I prefer lighter fare this time of year.

Except I'm in a reading rut. I feel it, you might have noticed it.

I'm really enjoying The Traveler but having a difficult time getting myself to read more than 10 pages a day. Like Meno, I'm a big chicken and the tension makes me insanely jumpy.

The Savage Detective was such a bummer for me. Even though I'm determined to finish it, hell or high water, it dampened my reading spirit for a bit. But, on the other end of the spectrum floats the wonderful little book awaiting me in the shelf: Coraline. Neil Gaiman has never proved to disappoint, so perhaps it will lift my literary spirits and get me back in the groove.

I haven't even started compiling possible candidates for the summer list. How about you guys? Do you have summer reading lists?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Drawing Winner!

The winner of the drawing for book opening number 14 is:


Please send me an email of your address.

Congratulations Jaded.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Traveler Discussion

I myself am not ready for this one. I shamefully admit it. I can say that so far, I am enjoying the book immensely. But I'll save full judgment until I've fully finished which should be by end of day today.

However, I am determined to keep to the schedule I'm making with the calendar. I'm trying to get all responsible and stuff. :)

So, since I know you all have read it and are eager to share your thoughts, I open the floor for discussion on The Traveler. Talk amongst yourselves.