Archives for: "August 2006"

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

August 28th, 2006
Narrated by Death, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living outside of Munich in Nazi Germany. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she discovers something she… more »

Book of the Month - September, 2006

August 20th, 2006
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human… more »

LibraryThing

August 17th, 2006
As Kristen was so kind to point out, there is a "cool service" available for readers (and non-readers I guess) who have too much free time. I figure that such a description fits me like a glove, and thus I signed up at LibraryThing.com. A free account… more »

The 2006 Man Booker Prize (Nominees)

August 15th, 2006
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary fiction (from the UK, Ireland, and the Commonwealth). One of the world’s most prestigious awards, and one of incomparable influence, it continues to be the pinnacle of ambition… more »

Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

August 2nd, 2006
Still Life With Woodpecker is sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic… more »