Sunday, July 31, 2005

book reports speed dating style

So my book report project is not going well. Similar to high-school I am reading my books and failing to actually report on them. So here are all the books that I have read since my last book report (that I can recall) and a tiny blurb about them. Moreover, unlike speed-dating or meeting someone in a club I will tell you which one will turn out to be a Republican, 7th Day Adventist, or Journey fan before you're trapped in a restaurant.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell- don't read- too long, for what you get out of it- could have great- but wasn't.

Partly Cloudy Patriot- non-fiction essay collection about America

Dress Your Family in corduroy and Denim- non-fiction essay collection about the author's childhood

Faith of My Fathers- account of the John McCains' (1, 2, and 3) military careers, focusing mainly on his time in a POW camp in Vietnam.

Freakonomics- an economist addresses various issues using his economics background to justify counter-intuitive arguments

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time- a fictional story about an autistic teen who is writing a book about solving the mystery of a dog's murder

Harry Potter 6- very well written and truer to life than the series has been in the last few books.

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