May 20th, 2011

Dead Dog Cat

#35

Last night, I finished reading The Geometry of Pasta by Hildebrand & Kenedy. I was intrigued by the title, and the subject of the book. The book discusses a large number of pasta variants, how they came to be, what they symbolize, and what toppings they are intended for. The book is filled with recipes for pasta and for sauces, and I found it fascinating.
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Book #35 -- Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci, eds., Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, 432 pages.

From a tale of forbidden romance between a Klingon and a Jedi Knight to the poignant story of a teen whose role as Columbia in Rocky Horror allows her an escape from a difficult home life this short story collection is written by geeks, about geeks, for geeks.

Book #36 -- Laurie Faria Stolarz, Deadly Little Secret (A Touch Novel), 252 pages.

Ever since he pushed her out of the way of a car, Camelia can't help but be drawn to Ben. With all the rumours going around that Ben was somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's death, Camelia's friends warn her away from him, saying he's dangerous. Ben tells her she's in danger too, but not from him. Something is certainly going on, but how can Camelia prepare herself if she doesn't know who to trust?

Book #37 -- Stephen Alter, The Phantom Isles, 210 pages.

When three friends recite a passage from an old book in the library said to conjure up ghosts, they don't really expect it to work. And at first it seems like nothing happens. But the next morning the librarian notices something different about some of her books - they have images in them where none were before. Images of faces - that move.

Book #38 -- Daniel Kehlmann, Me and Kaminski (Vintage), 195 pages.

Art critic and biographer Sebastian Zollner travels to a remote village to interview reclusive painter Manuel Kaminski, rumored to be not long for this world. Zollner hopes a biography published in the immediate aftermath of the old man's death will bolster his flagging career. The mystery of the old man's past, however, is much more complicated than Zollner ever expected.


Progress toward goals: 140/365 = 38.4%

Books: 38/100 = 38.0%

Pages: 12521/30000 = 41.7%

2010 Book List

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