Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

I really enjoyed this book, even though I think Wolfe's writing style is right on the boundary between charming and annoying.

BTW, this is my 500th post.

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This was excellent.

Fordlandia : The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin

This book made just about every "Best of 2009" list. I have no idea why.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

I read this out loud to the boys. It is way funnier than any adaptation! The language is a little dense for young kids, however.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

The more that I think about this book, the more I like it. Not only is it a shocking story well-told, but it provides an excellent case study as to why our justice system has the protections that it does. Recommended.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

I guess this was kind of lame, but I enjoyed reading it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater

I read this to Truman; it is a very sweet and funny book.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

I read this to the boys; I thought it was middling.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I adored this book. (But I wish it had been a little less vulgar.)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

City of Light by Lauren Belfer

This is one of the very best novels I have ever read. Highly recommended.

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