24th, 25th, +1 more of 2009

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 by Audrey
126. Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie: My Rotten Life, by David Lubar. Finished November 24. 2 hours, 160 pages.
Cute tween book for boys.

127. Feed, by M.T. Anderson. Finished November 25. 2 hours, 300 pages.
I don't remember a thing about it.

128. Maps and Legends, by Michael Chabon. Finished November 26. 2 weeks, ~200 pages.
Such a good writer. I love everything by him.

129. Superfreakonomics, by Levitt and Dubner. Finished November 27. 1 day, 219 pages.
Eminently readable, but it felt derivative of a lot of other things I've read lately, patricularly Malcolm Gladwell.

130. Fire, by Kristin Cashore. Finished November 27. 3 hours, 461 pages.
Just as good as Graceling.

131. Band of Brothers, by Stephen Ambrose. Finished November 28. 1 day, 320 pages.
Just as good as the miniseries.

132. Under the Dome, by Stephen King. Finished December 1. 3 days, 1,074 pages.
Stephen King is back to his original glory with this one. I loved it, until the end. King is great at creating suspense and believable, interesting characters, but sometimes his endings really stink. And--spoiler alert, one that may ruin the entire book for you!--almost everyone dies. The death count is always pretty high, but rarely this high. The Stand killed 99% of the world's population, but this one killed almost everyone you've spent 1000 pages learning to care about. But I still recommend that.

133. The Hungry Gene: the Science of Fat and the Future of Thin, by Ellen Ruppel Shell. Finished December 7. 6 days, 284 pages.
An interesting look at the evolution of the obesity epidemic.

134. Liar, by Justine Larbalestier. Finished December 13. 6 days, ~250 pages.

135. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen. Finished December 18. 5 days, 363 pages.

136. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson. Finished December 27. 1 week.
A gritty crime novel from Sweden. Not my favorite.
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