Monday, May 31, 2010

A Book in Review: Two for the Dough

Two for the Dough By: Janet Evanovich
Fiction: mystery 301 pages
Book Count: 34

This is book two in this series of books on Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter. I don't remember the first book being so dependent on the location in the storyline, but maybe after the creation of the show "Jersey Shore" I am more attune to the distinctive culture of New Jersey.(Insert your own joke about New Jersey here.) Anyway in this book Stephanie gets a bounty for a local guy that shot his best friend during a fight. She also gets sucked into looking for a storage space's worth of caskets for a creepy undertaker that is also hitting on her. Of course these two simple sounding tasks are anything but, and even with the help of her grandmother; fellow bounty hunter, Ranger; and cop friend/enemy Joe Morelli she gets herself almost killed on multiple occasions.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Book in Review: The Saint John's Fern

The Saint John's Fern by: Kate Sedley
fiction: mystery, 246 pages
Book count: 33

This is a book in the Roger the Chapman Medieval mystery series. In this book a murder was committed, but the question that everyone has isn't who did it, but where are they. Many people saw the murder flee the scene of the crime, but no one can find them. Many people think he ate of the St. John's fern and became invisable. Roger isn't sure that doing so would make you invisable as although it is a well known belief that it can no one he knows has ever known of it really happening.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blog Updates:

If you have been looking at this blog in the last couple days you may have noticed a few changes. As we have mostly been posting about books we are working on a few changes to make it easier to navigate threw past book postings. Let us know what you think about the changes.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Book in Review: Save the Deli

Save the Deli: In Search of the Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen BY: David Sax
non-fiction: food, travel, religion 287 pages
book count: 32

This book is about the state of Delicatessens in the modren world. It is mainly about delis in the USA and Canada, but also includes info on delies in London, Paris, Belgium, Polland and the intresting fact that there really aren't any delis in Isreal. It is best read with a pastrami on rye. It is a travel guide, business guide, history, religion, and food book. Also, I now have more places on my list resraunts that I want to go to, but are way too busy.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

A Book in Review:the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time By: Mark Haddon
fiction: 221 pages
Book count: 31

This is an unusual book. It is told by the main character; Christopher who is a 15 year old boy living in the small British town of Swindon. He also seams to be on the autism spectrum and have a brain wired much like Dustin Hoffman's character in the movie Rain Man. He loves math and science and is great at both. He has a photographic memory and must follow set routines. He hates to be touched and doesn't understand other's emotions or sayings. He can't lie and thinks that everything that is not literally true is a lie. (Which it why he can't understand common sayings.) In this book one of his teachers said that he should write a book, so as he can't make up a story he writes about the mystery of who killed his neighbor's dog. While trying to find the dog's killer he must overcome some of his issues with change and dealing with others. He also learns more about the people around him.

Monday, May 03, 2010

A Book in Review: Every Demon Has His Day

Every Demon Has His Day By: Cara Lockwood
fiction: paranormal 374 pages
Book count: 30

This book is a great mix of fun and adventure. Constance Plyd's almost ex-husband ends up killed by a demon in his garage. She is the main suspect of the crime. The new sheriff is an old boyfriend that she is still mad at, her dead husband refuses to leave her alone and she learns that she is a prophet that has to stop the creation of the Antichrist with the help of a talking dog in a pink sweater. (which she is allergic to.)

Sunday, May 02, 2010

March- April Book Count:

Number of books read: 16
Pages read: 4100
Average number of days to read a book: 4
Average number of pages read in a day: 67
Average number of books read in a month: 8
Average number of pages read in a month: 2050

Saturday, May 01, 2010

A Book in Review: The Hypochondriacs

The Hypochondriacs Nine Tormented Lives By: Brian Dillon
non-fiction: biography, medicine 268 pages
book count: 29

This book goes over the life of James Boswell, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Alice James, Daniel Paul Schreber, Marcel Proust, Glenn Gould, and Andy Warhol. It also goes over the changes in what people thought Hypochondria was as well as how it was treated. It talks about why in each time that it goes over people thought that that time was the highest time for there being Hypochondriacs. It was interesting to read about how some famous people did so much while constantly feeling sickly.