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I was introduced to books in 5th Grade when our teacher read us A Wrinkle In Time. Never really looked back.

Currently reading

Embassytown
China MiƩville
Progress: 189/345 pages
Bossypants
Tina Fey
The Split Second (The Seems Series #2)
Michael Wexler, John Hulme
A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary
Macrina Wiederkehr
Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work
Michael Michalko
The Android's Dream
John Scalzi
Waking Up Screaming: Haunting Tales of Terror
H.P. Lovecraft, Denise L. Fitzer
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Mary Roach
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David Sedaris
Lud-in-the-Mist
Hope Mirrlees
The Grotesque - Patrick McGrath I quite liked this book. With the given title, and all the descriptions of spooky and horror I actually expected more of a Gothic horror story than this mild mystery story set in an old British manor.


Of course, the twist is that the narrator is comatose, and is relating events both from memory and from his wheel chair, where no one other than his daughter believes that he is still "in there".


While I could not relate to the proper English household, and the difficulties of hiring a butler, Mr. McGrath's beautiful descriptions of the landscape and the local environs balanced the story nicely.

Perhaps it is age-related, but I found this to be a sad, thought-provoking novel that was a quick read, and ultimately quite satisfying.