Category: Books

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordon

66 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Rick Riordon’s latest was my reading pick for the days I stayed home sick this week. It’s an undemanding book written for middle-schoolers. It was easy to read […]

Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol

65 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Amazing Grace should probably be required reading for everyone. It is required reading in some of the sociology classes at JCJC. That’s why we picked it for our […]

Recent Reads

61-64 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. I’m going to have to cheat here and play catch up by the quick blog plan on my book responses. I have seriously lagged behind on book blogging […]

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

60 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. I have to admit I have mixed feelings about Jonathon Safran Foer’s Eating Animals. I have been a vegetarian for a long time, and I have just this […]

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal

59 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. The Man in the Rockefeller Suit is one crazy story. This is a non-fiction account of a guy who posed as a Rockefeller for more than 15 years. […]

Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender

58 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. I heart Aimee Bender. Willful Creatures is a short story collection that can only be described as bizarre. If you are a connoisseur of the bizarre, you really […]

Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

57 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Map of Time is a delightful read. It’s a novel made up of three separate novellas. HG Wells is a character in all three stories, and the last […]

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

56 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. The Psychopath Test is as funny as it is unnerving. Watch this video to get an idea of what the book is about. I found it all pretty […]

Even Silence has an End by Ingrid Betancourt

55 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Even Silence Has an End is quite the interesting captivity narrative. Ingrid Bentancourt was campaigning for president of Columbia when she was captured by guerrillas. She spent the […]

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

54 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Silent in the Grave is a charming little piece of mind candy. There’s nothing important or thought-provoking or deeply meaningful about it. It’s a historical mystery with quite […]