FYI

I'm trying to be better about writing at least a little blurb about each book I read. Trying being the operative word here. The blurb, if and when I do get around to writing it, will of course happen after the book has been finished. So, in the beginning, what may show up here is just the book's basic information, title, author, date I began reading it. But feel free to comment on the book even if I haven't yet written anything about it. I always like talking about books!

Curses

For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner, let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him. Let him be struck with palsy, and all his members blasted. Let him languish in pain, crying aloud for mercy, and let there be no surcease to this agony till he sing in dissolution. Let bookworms gnaw his entrails…and when at last he goeth to his final punishment, let the flames of Hell consume him forever. --Curse for book thieves by Edmund Lester Pearson (1880-1937)

Currently Reading
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The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten • E2 c

God’s Debris, Scott Adams • 0 c

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Scale


Loved the book. Will probably find ways to bring it up in conversations and insist that people read it.


Liked it well enough. Would probably say that it's a good read, except for [fill in the blank].


Liked it well enough to finish the book but I wouldn't recommend that someone else read it.


So bad I couldn't finish the book. If someone mentioned the book title to me I'd probably shake my head and tell him not to waste his time or money.

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So many books, so little time

Book: In the Company of the Courtesan, Sarah Dunant
Start Date: 02/15/07
End Date: 02/25/07
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I’m sorry to have finished the book. That’s the best thing one can say about a book I think.

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Book: A Taxonomy of Barnacles, Galt Niederhoffer
Start Date: 02/26/07
End Date: 4/21/07
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Book: The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12, Robin Gold
Start Date: 02/12/07
End Date: 02/12/07
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Book: On Beauty, Zadie Smith
Start Date: 12/25/06
End Date: 02/11/07
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Getting through this book was a bit of a chore. I made it through the entire book without coming to care about any of the characters. That’s rare for me. And yet, I never considered abandoning; I find that puzzling. I decided to give a three heart rating because I’d recommend the book to (select) people just to have someone to compare notes with. Wrong, I know. I’d definitely provide a disclaimer!

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Book: Good Things, Mia King
Start Date: 02/09/07
End Date: 02/11/07
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Book: Something Blue, Emily Griffin
Start Date: 01/26/07
End Date: 01/28/07
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The transformation between super shallow, materialistic, selfish, spoiled brat to confident, mature, selfless individual was pretty quick and somewhat unrealistic in my opinion but I had a sneaking suspicion that was going to happen when I bought the book so I can’t really say I’m disappointed. As is usual with these types of books I found the main character to be unbelievably annoying but at the same time, reading these books is like holding a mirror up to myself. While I think (and hope) that I’m not so hopelessly silly, I do sometimes see bits of myself in these women and that’s a nice reminder to shape up a bit. Getting a dose of that every once in a while doesn’t hurt.

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Book: Quentins, Maeve Binchy
Start Date: 01/22/07
End Date: 01/25/07
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Book: Love Walked In, Marisa de los Santos
Start Date: 01/13/07
End Date: 01/15/07
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Book: Mistress of Justice, Jeffrey Deaver
Start Date: 01/06/07
End Date: 01/07/07
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Book: A Maiden’s Grave, Jeffrey Deaver
Start Date: 01/11/07
End Date: 01/13/07
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