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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
Jumper  - Steven Gould Didn't like the movie, and I heard the book was much better. Well now understand what the movie writers were trying to accomplish -- add an antagonist! (No mention of anything like the Paladins in the book.)

This was a story of a teen who learned to "jump" from one place to another instantly. We read about him moving his apartment 4 times; visiting the library dozens of times; going back to his home-town for ice cream at least three times. What is the major action? Well, he finds a girlfriend, and then tries to capture a hijacker.

There is some nice teen romance, a little physics experimenting, and a little suspense, but overall not much happens. The technology and politics both feel dated (a hot-line for hijackings?)

Not a bad read, not too much to recommend.