Dec 11, 2008

Fun Friday

Thirteen Books


Thirteen books to read before 2009

1. Franny and Zooey
2. Larklight
3. The Cure
4. The Iron Heel
5. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
7. The Time Machine
8. The White Mountains
9. Coraline
10. Hitler's Canary
11. Cat's Eye
12. Around the World in 80 Days
13. Stranger in a Strange Land

1%

The official 1% Well Read Challenge dead line is February but I have been trying to complete this before the end of the year. There have been some drastic changes from my original list. I wanted to read with Chelsea so I picked books I knew I would have a hard time reading on my own. But we have been having a hard time coordinating so I have continued on my own. I will be updating more on my progress soon.

Dec 10, 2008

Perfect or Not?

I received Perfect on Paper in order to review it and that always makes me feel kind of weary. But I have to tell you from the first page I have really really enjoyed this book. I am still in the middle of it. Playing reading ADD here, but I am never posting anymore and I am trying to get back into the swing of things.

I have more to say about this book but I am saving it for when I finish it. But I do have one question. The main character of this book is named Waverly Bryson. Do you like that as a character name? Why or why not?

It just doesn't do it for me. I like the Waverly but the last name is just wrong. And I am wondering why I care so much.

In a recent interview author Maria Murnane explained her reasoning for the name.
"I wanted to choose an unusual name for the main character, and after sitting in front of my laptop for a few minutes to think, that name just popped into my head. When I was in high school the stepmom of a girl on my soccer team had a baby and named her Waverly, and I always loved that name. To this day I’ve never heard it used again, except of course for Waverly Bryson. The last name I just made up entirely—I thought Bryson went well with Waverly!"
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