Books seem to breed like rabbits in our house. A few go back to the library but the book box ends up with even more books at the end of the week.
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde – I’ve read a few of this author’s books (a different series) before, and combined with Doodah’s warnings about “mind-bendy-ness,” I was well-prepared for the surreal time-travel and people-popping-in-and-out-of-books incidents that happened in this novel. It was entertaining.
The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier – Recommended by Dave Seah, this fun-ly formatted book was a very quick read and distilled the concepts of “branding” in a memorable way. I got this one off Amazon.
The Destruction of the Books by Mel Odom – Fantasy book by unfamiliar author — and again, was difficult to keep going! But the book ended on a cliffhanger so now I have to start the second. I’ll reserve judgment until after the second book.
Lessons in Duck Hunting by Jayne Buxton – I picked this up this weekend. I seem to have something for chick lit with British heroines (see PopCo); luckily, since the advent of Bridget Jones those types of books seem to be in abundance. This particular book was a fun read about a single mom who decides to attend a seminar that applies marketing principles to finding a mate. There were certain paragraphs that made me laugh out loud:
[after opening shutters to look outside] Peeping out into the morning light, I spot a man walking by the house pushing a small child in a stroller in that unmistakably nonchalant way men have. You know. Walking slightly to one side of the offending vehicle, pushing it with one hand as if to say, “I am not really doing this. I am actually stepping out to do something incredibly masculine and this stroller insisted on coming along for the ride.” (p53)
With a bookmark:
(Books I just started reading, or books I’ve been “reading” for ages. Most recent first.)
- Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
- Falling Upwards by Lee Siegel (picked up this week)
- The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
- Transcending CSS by Andy Clarke
- Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
- A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson
Library book box:
- Lord of the Libraries by Mel Odom
- The Well of Lost Plots by Fforde (picked up this week)
- Something Rotten by Fforde
- Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan
- The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery
- Why Does My Dog Act That Way? by Stanley Coren