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Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Recently my posts have been about reading, and I have been trying to find a weird balance between boxes I should have read, but that are hard reading, ie moby dick, and books that are fun to read without being trash.

Anyway, I recently signed up for and I put in the books in my nook that I have read since i got it.  I have read way more than I though, which is good.  I mean, I am not reading like a book a week or anything, but I am reading about a book a month, which i say is a fairly good clip.

I may have commented on this book already, not sure, but i know i posted I was reading Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill.  This book is weird to me.  The whole time i was reading, I was compelled to keep reading it seemed like a good story.  The entire time i read I was thinking this is turning out to be a nice read.

Then i finished it, and in hindsight, the book is I don't know how to phrase it, almost.  It is almost great.  It is almost moving, it is almost scary, but it isn't any of those things.  It is just almost, which I think is a pretty good result from your first novel.  Readability and enjoy-ability are very high, but it is also lacking something i can't place my finger on.

Anyway, if you're looking for a great book, i can't recommend it, if you're looking for a good book to read while stuck at an airport on the wrong side of security, well for that purpose this book is great.

I also just finish, the lost heroes, dude that wrote those percy jackson stories, is wrote this one, sorta, fantasy teen lit.  I give it the same review as above, well different, if your goal is to get you kids to like reading, and they like things like harry potter and the likes, i would strongly recommend it, if your pushing 40 and just looking for some entertainment, that is a good choice too.

but neither of the books is challenging, or vocabulary expanding, or stretching,  like when i finished Catch 22, i had a list of like 40 words i looked up.  Among them is "callipygous"  which is my new favorite word, other than having no idea when i would need to use it, I like that it exists!