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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
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin I waited a while to review this, because I read it quickly and wanted to think about the story. I read this because I adored Elsewhere by Ms. Zevin, and came across this book in the library book sale.

I'm getting a little old to remember back to high school, but the idea that this girl, Naomi, loses her memory of four years is an intriguing idea. I remember friends from 7th and 8th grade that I never even saw in high school, "friends" I made in high school through circumstances that I never would have chosen, and choices, from cafeteria seating, to in-school clubs and after-school activities that each lead to some particular shaping of the rest of my life.

While the story stayed in this realm I found it wonderful reading, however, eventually the story wandered. Relationships changed, the memories did not stay "lost", and the new Naomi, that should have had the benefit of multiple viewpoints, just never seemed to be all that interesting.

I'm willing to give Ms. Zevin another shot, especially since her new novel All These Things I've Done is a dystopian mafia story!