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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 Selected Works of T. S. Spivet - Reif Larsen This was a fascinating book. I found it at the library book sale, and the large format caught my eye. This format is used to allow the margins to be filled in with "maps" by T.S. Spivet. Of course, by his definition, a map could be a geological map, or the method of chopping wood, or the sound waves produced by different guns.

This is a story in three parts. Roughly, the first part is life on the farm in Montana, the second is a train ride east, and the third is the arrival in Washington D.C and life at the Smithsonian.

The story is simple but the book is wonderful. This is a coming of age story, but with the main character being a 12-year old genius cartographer. The margins filled with observations, notes, and maps of people, things and places along the way.

I found the second section a little tedious, but the often-humorous observations, and unusual maps by T.S. kept the story moving.

A great book, and well worth the time to read.