Jun. 14th, 2011 09:19 am
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6. Peter & Max: A Fables Novel by Bill Willingham and Steve Leialoha: I heard about this novel and got really excited. I love the way Willingham writes. It's a tale of brother against brother fighting over a birthright. It switches between past and present very nicely. It's a fast read, and I really liked it.

7. Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin: The movie had just came out and my sister was raving about it. She's read a bunch of Emily Griffin books and was insisting that I read this. It was pretty good for "chic lit". (I fucking hate that term). I liked it even though I thought the main character was a spineless wimp. It centers around a good girl that's lived by the book who ends up having an affair with her best friend's fiancee. (who was actually more of a frenemy). The second book in the series is from the best friend's point of view and I really want to read that one because she seemed more interesting.

8. Hand Jive: American Sign Language for Real Life by Janna M. Sweenie and David W. Boles: I'm trying to brush up on my ASL, so I decided to give this another read. I liked it just as much as the first time, but understood it way more this time.

9. Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach: Yeah, don't try to read this during your lunch break. What was I thinking? Actually, I'm squeamish as hell, so I have no idea why the hell I even decided to read this book. But, that being said, it's a very good book. Who knew cadavers led such an interesting life? The author has a great voice and I love the witty footnotes.

Date: 2011-06-14 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I love when she refers to maggots as "haciendas."

Date: 2011-06-16 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Oy, that part traumatized me! Growing up in southern California, you are exposed to so much Spanish culture and architecture. My old elementary school was designed in the hacienda style and reading that made me shudder violently.


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