Archive for September, 2007

September 19th 2007

The Penelopiad

The PenelopiadThis is a book by Margaret Atwood that managed to sneak into the house (from Zooba, no less). I started reading it at lunch time yesterday and zipped through 65 pages. Like the other books by Atwood that I’ve read (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin and Oryx and Crake) it’s a fascinating look at life from a slightly different point of view… in this case, the story of Odysseus (hero of Homer’s Odyssey) told by his wife, Penelope.

And because it’s another book that found its way into my house, I need to go release another dozen books for Bookcrossing. Jolly good!

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September 19th 2007

Monster

MonsterBy Jonathan Kellerman, this is another novel about Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis. Like every other Kellerman book I’ve read, this one is fast-paced, exceptionally interesting and well-written. I need to finish the last couple of chapters because it’s due back at the library by 8pm!

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September 4th 2007

Conviction

ConvictionAnother book I borrowed from the library, this one is by Richard North Patterson. I’ve read a couple of his other books. This one seems harder to get into than the others. It’s taken three days to read the first two chapters because it’s not riveting enough. I get up to admire the weirdness of the cat, or check my email, or play solitaire or other less lofty activities. Darn it all.

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