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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
Naked
David Sedaris
Lud-in-the-Mist
Hope Mirrlees
The Witches of Chiswick - Robert Rankin Wow. This started out harmless enough with a little sci-fi and some humor, and then added witches, and time travel, and then more time travel, and then HG Wells, and Mary Poppins and the Elephant Man, and then it started getting strange!

I certainly like my humor goofy, but this got downright silly, with verbal slap-stick and absurd scenarios. I really felt that large sections of the book did nothing to advance the story, and by the end I am not sure I was even following exactly what was going on any more!

The writing style is fun, and there were certainly some funny spots, but it was a little long and contrived for me. I may check out another book by Mr. Rankin, but I think I'll read a few more serious books first.