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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
Rocket City - Cathryn Alpert This is the sad and ultimately unfulfilled story of Figman, Enoch and Marilee: Three lost souls wandering the desert towns of New Mexico.

I work in the nuclear industry so the settings of Rocket City and the Trinity site were interesting and the descriptions of the locations were wonderful. I have occasion to travel to Arizona and New Mexico and I wouldn't mind searching out some of the locations described in the book.

The book started with an enticing scene, and some interesting characters, but while I felt sorry for all three of main characters I did not connect with any of them. Ms. Alpert has no doubt spent more time in the heat and the dust of these small, personal towns than I have, and perhaps this is a true "Americana" story; but I don't think so.