February 2009

Hey, look at me, updating so soon! It's a lazy Sunday, I'm bored, and I already played Sorry, Uno and organized my 2008 tax boxes. All that was left was to update my log. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee A fun, fast read.

My Revolutions by Hari Kunzru Some writers are just a delight to read.

Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth I alternated between wishing I'd had this kind of care and thanking God I hadn't.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam I'm on a bit of a doctor roll. Good book.

The Book of Dads by Ben George, ed. Some of these essays were terrific.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Wild. Who knew that Ethiopia was an Italian paradise? And then, not.

The Lazarus Project by Aleksander Hemon I know this book is good, but it left me cold.

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh Entertaining.

An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken Heartbreaking, funny. Read it in one sitting.

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga Wow. India is just completely crazy.

Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan A good, strong story.

The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher I love these British novels.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell I'm now completely obsessed with relative age disadvantage. My three younger kids are all completely screwed.

When Will There be Good News by Kate Atkinson This is when I fell in love with my crappy, plastic, hideous interface Kindle. I just felt like reading Kate Atkinson, and there she was.