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Jul. 28th, 2005 | 02:17 pm
mood: refreshedrefreshed
music: Anna Nalick- Satellite

Hmm, so my stated goal for the year was 200 books. I'm almost halfway there, but I don't know if I'm going to make 200 if I continue reading at this pace. I really need to step things up in August. Goodbye, social life! :-P

91.) Title: The Bookseller of Kabul
Author: Åsne Seierstad
Marcia's Grade: A. A fascinating look at a family in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. Absorbing.

92.) Title: Be More Chill
Author: Ned Vizzini
Marcia's Grade: B+. Interesting YA novel about a high school kid who takes a pill with a tiny computer inside of it that tells him how to be cool, and the results. It's a thought-provoking concept, but the book is kind of uneven. The first section, before the narrator gets the "squib" kind of drags, and then the second section it's like there's too much plot packed in a short space. Still, a pretty good read.

93.) Title: Double Helix
Author: Nancy Werlin
Marcia's Grade: A-. Another YA novel filled with interesting concepts, this time about bioethics and genetics. A fast, satisfying read. Just don't skip ahead and read the end first (which is my curse); totally ruins the suspense. Recommended for fans of YA mysteries and scifi.

94.) Title: Fearless (Fearless #1)
Author: Francine Pascal
Marcia's Grade: B+. The first in a series of YA books about Gaia, a girl born "without the fear gene." A fast, fun read. Great for summer, I'll definitely be checking the rest of the series out. It's very cracktastic.

95.) Title: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Author: Douglas Adams
Marcia's Grade: A. Very funny, just as it was touted to be. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I heard it's somewhat of a disappointment. Big shock there... Anyway, excellent book, but pretty short. I read it in like two hours. Now I have to get The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

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the amazing kitty witch

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from: tigerkat
date: Jul. 28th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
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I am very glad that you reviewed Be More Chill and Double Helix. I ordered Double Helix for the library and want to read it and am still deciding on if I want to order Be More Chill in hardcover or wait for the paperback.

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maybepinkreads

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from: maybepinkreads
date: Aug. 1st, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Cool! I'd probably wait for the paperback for Be More Chill, although it was one of those Today Show books, so it could be popular. Definitely not as good as Double Helix, though.

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