She clicked on the map of the Caribbean. She double-clicked in the middle, zooming in on a cluster of islands, clicking and zooming each time until she isolated a finger-shaped one about three miles long. Next to it was the name Angelica.
“Angelica,” he said, barely moving his lips. “Are you saying this is the island in my dreams?”
The Book Thief – Mark Zusak
Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
Nemesis – Philip Roth
Room – Emma Donoghue
Bossy Pants – Tina Fey
& a couple of spoilers
Do you know the difference between farther and further? Between like and such as? Do you know the differences with ’til and till and until? Do you know what’s wrong with telling me your character “lied”? If not, have a seat. You’ve got some learning to do.
Another mix of autobiography, biography, classic, a trip to outer space, and a beloved children’s/YA author trying to branch off in a new direction. Good luck with that.
I read, therefore, I have opinions. Some good, some not so good. Here are five more books I’ve read recently and my condensed reactions to them. If you’d like my complete reaction, you’re probably not going to get it unless you corner me at The Treehouse, a coffee shop in Audubon, one of these Sunday afternoons.
“We don’t have the funds to upgrade or repair our old radar guns. Speeding tickets are given out pretty randomly anyway, so we’re saving money while providing the same services. That’s a win-win in my book.” – Wilsonville Police Chief Artie Stone
“It’s the latest thing, a fascinating new piece of software, and we have no idea where it came from. It’s like it’s been hidden in our computers all these years, only to surface recently,” said the doctor.
“It’s ridiculous,” said Zuckerberg. “This is not what I had in mind when I started this. If that’s what you want, go back to Myspace. Start a blog. Get a life.”
(Baltimore, MD) – After a careful examination of Presidential documents and records found in the archives of the Library of Congress as well as the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois, Dr. Howard McGee of Johns Hopkins University has proven definitively that had Lincoln not been shot, he would have been dead by now anyway.
(Los Angeles) – Following her recent surgeries to stave off the potential for breast and ovarian cancer, Angelina Jolie has now taken preventative measures with her children. Starting with 8-year old daughter Shiloh, born in Namibia, Jolie has ordered the child’s teeth removed to stop any chance of the her ever having cavities.
(Washington, DC) “We know we’re close,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). “It all hinges upon how many of those stubborn Injuns are willing to move there.” In a stunning move, the House passed HB – 1098 by a narrow margin, only 210 to 208 with 14 not voting. The bill, introduced by Gohmert and supported…