Wednesday, September 06, 2006
41. Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathan Stroud (3/25/06)
OK, now I have to admit that I borrow all of my pre-teen boys’ books and read them, and I love them too. This is the third in a series, and such a dark but true-spirited ending. If JK Rowling is paying attention, Harry may be doomed.
40. The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller (4/1/06)
Part one of Sin City. I have to say the movie was very true to the book. I almost wish I had started reading with Part 4. Either that, or I wish I had read the books first. As an aging comic book geek, I do love to read these graphic novels.
39. Hour Game by David Baldacci (4/8/06)
This guy has written a LOT of books, potboiler fiction I believe it is called, but that is just perfect for a Florida vacation. I rather like the two characters, if I could just remember if Maxwell is the girl or the guy, seriously, I had to remind myself everytime I read the name.
38. The Dante Club: A Novel by Matthew Pearl (4/15/06)
This book took me six months to read. It wasn’t a bad story. I had a card game as a kid called Authors. I kept picturing these grey-haired old geezers every time I read about Longfellow, Emerson or Fields. Somehow it all seemed Monty Pythonesque?
37. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (4/22/06)
The 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and the world’s most prolific serial killer. So hard to start this one, but I finally got so wrapped into the lives of the people creating the magnificent buildings of the fair or, Columbian Exhibition, that it was like reading two separate stories. The creation of something wonderful, exciting and NEW and the careless extinction of lives juxtaposed. A good book, to savor slowly.
and there you have it. I only have five books to finish my 52 books in 52 weeks!! Yay!
PS OMG the girls evicted Will!!! Can you stand it?
PPS Finally, Vincent is gone from my television screen. I will need to disinfect it before I can watch Project Runway again.
Vincent didn't bother me as much as he did others, but I also didn't think he was a very good designer.
I'm really impressed with your reading list! I'm such a slow reader, it takes me forever to finish each book - I can't even imagine one a week.
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