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August 2005: Book Reviews

This is an archive of my shorter book reviews and notes, which historically have been posted over at the 50 Book Challenge on LiveJournal, but which I’m starting to move over here. I’m posting them with altered date-stamps, but they might show up in my LiveJournal cross-post anyway. Bear with me, please.

Note: Many of these books also have full reviews available in the book review podcast (RSS).


I liked it so much, I’m videoblogging my journey through the book.


Enjoyable space opera.


Also enjoyable space opera, with space pirates! Read on paper in the same time period as I listened to Hidden Empire– not a good mix, as the two books are too similar to keep apart in my head.

And now for some juvenile fiction, read to my six year old nephew last week while he was visiting:

#39: St George and the Dragon (Book and Cassette), by Margaret Hodges. Austin picked this one out and said, while we were reading it, that he wanted a coloring book like that. Hee hee hee.

#40: Good Night, Animals by Arlene Mosel. I think he thought this would be like Good Night, Moon. It wasn’t. It was funnier, though less sleep-inducing.


Oceans: Explore the Natural World of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea Floor (Nature Unfolds), by Andy Williams. We read this in the library– it’s a picture book of the different environments in the ocean (depths as well as distance to shore).


I picked this out to read on the last night he was here. It’s a book about dinosaurs (my nickname is “Dinosaur Stephie” because he has another aunt named Stephanie). Cute book, got us talking about dinosaurs and pulling out the dinosaur field guide at 11:30 at night, and the book is nice because even though it’s for very young readers, it covers more than Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brontosaurus. My nephew is so cute– the first day he was here, I reminded him that “T.Rex” is a nickname, and for the rest of the week, he corrected himself every time he wanted to say “T. Rex” and would say the full name instead. Lurve lurve lurve!


I finished The Eyre Affair yesterday (unabridged audiobook). It was good, but not absofantasticfuckingawesome. But good. Recommended, especially for beach/vacation reading.

I’m currently reading 6 or 7 books right now, and really ought to finish a few before I buy more. *guilty look*

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