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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
Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin I loved this book. It is hard to put into words all that is good here, but I consumed the book in one day, and I can't remember having done that since I read Doctor Doolittle while home sick in high school (and that was many, many years ago.)

To be presented with a new version of life after death, from the perspective of a 15 (almost 16) year-old girl, and to have that version resonate is a tremendous feat by Ms. Zevin.

There are wonderful tales of love and forgiveness, mourning, and moving on, along with the basis for ghosts and spirits and the wonder image of rebirth as a river carrying swaddling babies.

But my favorite part has to be Liz's advocation of working with pets recently deceased. And of course Liz can speak canine so we get to hear stories of pets and their owners that are just funny and marvelous.

I became totally immersed in the story, and was so sad to come to the end. Thanks to Ms. Zevin for such a beautiful book, and I will remember this story for a long, long time.