Friday, September 21, 2007


Gosh, it's been much longer than I thought since I posted. Life has just been so busy.

A couple of quick reviews:

Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix: This was a great YA thriller. Serious pop fiction for kids. Bethany has been left with an aunt she didn't know she had, and her parents are MIA. After some disconcerting reactions to her appearance by people in her aunt's little town, Bethany begins to have lots of questions about her parents' past and her own.

For Short Story Sunday this week, I read a story out of Stephen King's Everything's Eventual called "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away." It wasn't sufficiently creepy enough to count, though, in my opinion. It's about a traveling salesman who collects graffiti from bathrooms along his travel and the decision he is facing.

I started An Abundance of Katherines, which is on the high school Name that Book reading list, and so far it is hilarious. I love books that make me laugh out loud.

I also finished Maximum Ride: Saving the World, the 3rd in James Patterson's YA series. It was ho-hum. My daughter loved it, but I found it annoying. Stupid things like Fang wanting to know if there was a way to e-mail all the kids in the world at once, and the computer geek telling him yes. My daughter will read the next in the series in the spring, but I think I've had enough of Max and the Flock.


cornbread hell said...

i really admire that you take the time to review some of the books you read. i wish i could make myself do it, but i guess i'm just too lazy.
sometimes, when i think back, i can hardly even remember what i've read recently.

the last few were: thirteen moons, by charles frazier; the road, by cormac mccarthy; gudrun's tapestry, by joan schweighardt (i think that's how you spell it); the journey from eden, by brian fagan; and wormholes, by john fowles.

if you or J. look any of them up and want a review, i do have an opinion about each. maybe one of these days i'll follow your lead and blog about books.

(i also read mad magazine, the journal science and the nation. ya think maybe i need a girlfriend?...duh!)

back to my original point. thanks for the blog, somer.

Somer said...

What did you think of Thirteen Moons? I liked Cold Mountain when I read it several years ago.

cornbread hell said...

i didn't read cold mountain, but i suspect they're similar. 13 moons is very sentimental. i happen to like the way frazier strings his words together creatng emotion.

i thought it was good historical fiction. a nice close-up of the cherokee culture, both the old way and as it evolved after encountering the whiteman.

the love story pissed me off and made me sad at the same time.

it's not my favorite book by a long shot, but it kinda made me think it was while i was reading it, if that makes any sense...