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Sep 3
Some books have secret paintings on their fore-edge. You can only see them when the pages are fanned. 
The University of Iowa shares a series of these hidden artworks in books from the early 19th century. 

Some books have secret paintings on their fore-edge. You can only see them when the pages are fanned. 

The University of Iowa shares a series of these hidden artworks in books from the early 19th century. 

Well, not my book, but Mr. Lemon’s.

That’s right! Mr. Lemon has written a novella! You can purchase it for $2.99 from Amazon (cheap!). It’s about zombies and Governor’s Island. 

Get it here

Yay New York Public Library!

Remember a month ago when I discovered that my library card was expired

Well, I finally renewed it today (which was super easy to do), and immediately requested a bunch of ebooks. Two of them became available this afternoon and I was able to put them on my kindle from home. I’ll have them for 21 days and then they will (presumably) disappear. 

So looks like I will be reading The Kite Runner and Under the Banner of Heaven in the next three weeks. 

I just think this is a really cool feature from the New York Public Library and wanted to thank them for offering it! 

Thanks guys! You’re super!

New Book Report! Tess of the D'Ubervilles

Check out my more-different blog, completelyuselessbookreports.com for my review of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Ubervilles

Spoiler alert: I didn’t like it. 

Jun 6

Something Wicked This Way Comes

A few months ago I read Something Wicked This Way Comes and wrote about it on my other (book-based) blog. 

In memory of the amazing Mr. Bradbury, I am posting it again.   

completelyuselessbookreports:

Title: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Author: Ray Bradbury

Setting: A small town in the midwest sometime in the middle of the twentieth century, late October. (Actually, starts on October 23rd so like, 60 years ago yesterday)

Characters: Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway, best friends on the cusp of their fourteenth birthdays; Charles Halloway, Will’s dad, and Mr. Dark and Mr. Cooger, carnival owners.

Main Problem/Conflict: SOMETHING WICKED THAT WAY CAME!

Spoilers and whatnot below!

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New Book Report!

In today’s episode of “less than insightful reviews of books done for my own amusement”, we examine Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend.

It was a nice change of pace to read a vampire story that doesn’t feature Sookie Stackhouse! 

(via RoflRazzi)

(via RoflRazzi)

 (via The Death of Books)

(via The Death of Books)

 The book 40,001 best Baby names, published in 2003, includes a lot of fun lists including ”Famous mob names”, “Girl names teachers can’t pronounce”, and “Boy names for children of lesbians and gays”.
Wait, what?
I didn’t realize homosexual couples had certain names that they had to use. I know some dads that have broken these rules…
See more of these ridiculous lists at Awful Library Books

 The book 40,001 best Baby names, published in 2003, includes a lot of fun lists including ”Famous mob names”, “Girl names teachers can’t pronounce”, and “Boy names for children of lesbians and gays”.

Wait, what?

I didn’t realize homosexual couples had certain names that they had to use. I know some dads that have broken these rules…

See more of these ridiculous lists at Awful Library Books

My ambitious/insane plan for the new year

Inspired by the 10-10-10 challenge, I will be attempting to read 12 books in 12 self-created genres by December 12th, 2012.

So, uh, what should I read first?

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