Casey (lastbestchance) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

101. We Owe You Nothing...; 102. Slacker; 103. The Secret Agent; 104. Brainiac...

We Owe You Nothing--Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews
edited by Daniel Sinker

Started: February 13, 2010
Finished: February 14, 2010

Some great interviews in here and some boring ones. I do like that they were all fairly indepth, much better than your average music magazine interview. 334 pages. Grade: B
by Richard Linklater

Started/Finished: February 14, 2010

The companion book to Linklater's 1991 film. About 3/4 of this book was the script, which I could care less about reading when I've seen the film, but the other 1/4 of this book was great. It was mainly stories about the filming and biographical sketches of the film's many actors. They gave a great feeling of what Austin was like in the very early nineties. 154 pages. Grade: B+
The Secret Agent
by Joseph Conrad

Started: February 12, 2010
Finished: February 14, 2010

Twenty pages of story spread out over 254 pages of interminably long and complicated sentences. I've read some Conrad before and enjoyed it, but I really did not care at all for this book. 254 pages. Grade: C-
Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs
by Ken Jennings

Started: February 14, 2010
Finished: February 15, 2010

A light, entertaining read. I liked that this wasn't just a rehash of Jennings' Jeopardy! experiences but more a history of trivia and a look at the world of trivia buffs today. 260 pages. Grade: B+
Total # of Books Read in 2010:
Total # of Pages Read in 2010: 23,111

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