Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Then tag ten other folks etc. etc. you all know how this goes

(tagged by: just-another-pilot-down)

  1. Dracula - Bram Stoker
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  3. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
  4. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  5. A Separate Peace - John Knowles
  6. The Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling
  7. D’AulairesBook of Greek Myths - Ingri d’Aulaire, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
  8. The Plague - Albert Camus
  9. The Hardy Boys series - Franklin W. Dixon
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

My BookMooch Page

 Hey, so here’s a bit of shameless self-promotion. If you don’t know about BookMooch, it’s an awesome online book exchange group. It’s free to set up an account. You post books you’re willing to give up, people request or “mooch” them, and you mail them the book (you have to pay postage, but in the U.S. you can do media mail, which is pretty darn cheap). For every book you send, you get a point, then you use those points to request books from other people. 

Basically, you have access to tons of books and the only cost is postage for your books (for me, it’s about 2 and a half dollars a pop).

I’ve got a fair amount of books in my inventory, if you’re interested, and I’m always on the lookout for good books on parenting and adoption and Hardy Boys books. If you already have an account, I’d be happy if you’d friend me so we can get a look at each other’s inventories. If you don’t have one and you’re interested in cheap books, I’d heartily recommend it. 

Okay, spiel’s over, promise. Thank’s for putting up with my book-mongering. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013
I’m getting back into reading seriously after a long time away. My current-reading and to-reads. Not that anyone asked.
(Beloved Pilgrim by Nan Hawthorne, Dangerous Games (Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Super Mysteries #4), The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Approach to Raising Siblings by Nancy Samalin, The Alienist by Caleb Carr, The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene, Positive Discipline A-Z)

I’m getting back into reading seriously after a long time away. My current-reading and to-reads. Not that anyone asked.

(Beloved Pilgrim by Nan Hawthorne, Dangerous Games (Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Super Mysteries #4)The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Approach to Raising Siblings by Nancy Samalin, The Alienist by Caleb Carr, The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene, Positive Discipline A-Z)

Monday, February 27, 2012

I love this book. I was expecting a big, dull philosophical slog and, instead, I got a rollicking adventure story. Nearly everyone else in my Brit Lit class kept talking about imperialism and sexism and so-on. I’m just sitting in the corner, cheering while Robinson fights hundreds of wolves.

Robinson is like a Proto-Hannibal Smith, or MacGyver, using his wits to make the best of the worst situations. The world just keeps giving him piles of shit and Robin just shrugs and uses them to build a skyscraper, or something. Seriously, I love Robin and Friday (and their insane dog). I’m considering going out and reading the sequel, just for more of their adventures.