Saturday, May 29, 2010

power reading

House Rules by Jodi Picoult - I read a review on this one when it came out back in March. It is about a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome. He is facinated by and apparently has a knack for forensic analysis, he shows up at crime scenes and tells the police what they need to do...and he's usually right.

I had heard of Asperger's syndrome only recently on the television show Parenthood and I wanted to read more about it, and a crime novel seemed like a good way to do that.

I made a mental note to check it out at the library and added it to my To Be Read list on LibraryThing.

Shortly after that, Bonnie of Bonnie's Books announced that her online book club was planning on reading House Rules and discuss it online. Having never done anything like this before, I decided that sounded like fun, so I put my name on the long waiting list at the library. I figured it would take about a year and the online book discussion would be history, but as anyone who knows me - knows I am too cheap to go out and buy a book!

The good news is the local library called to tell me the book was ready for me.

The bad news is I am now halfway through the 1074 PAGE Under the Dome by Stephen King.

The good news is that I am HALFWAY through the 1074 page Under the Dome by Stephen King.

So with this long holiday weekend ahead I can make my way closer to the end of the King novel, and hopefully start soon on House Rules.

The pressure is on, hey - I thought this reading thing was supposed to be relaxing! Wish me luck. And, Bonnie, what about better late than never?


Lainee said...

I'll have to check the library for this book and see if they have any thing new in by Lee Childs that I haven't read already.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Definitely BETTER, whenever you find time to do it, whether now or later. You can still read "with" my online group by clicking here, to start:

And then, when you've read about 1/4 of the book, click on the first set of questions. When you've read about 1/2 of the book, look at the second set of questions, and so on.

By the time you finish the book, feel free to read EVERYTHING we've written about the book by clicking on "Complete discussion of HR" or by going here:

I hope you'll comment on some of the questions. Regulars are notified whenever there's a comment, so don't be surprised if somebuddy (aren't I being cute?) "comments" back. A real discussion of the book! Besides, if you tell me what you're thinking about the book, I'll "discuss" it with you in email.

Kerri said...

Sounds like a book I'd like to read. There was a presentation in Good Morning Program at our elementary school (where I sub) not long ago about Asperger's, but unfortunately I didn't get to go to GMP that day.
I see you like to read Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries. I love them :) Does she have a new one out lately?

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Take care!

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paula, the quilter said...

How is "Under the Dome"?