Okay, I just have to get this out-of-the-way. When I thought of this post, the words of the unconventionally silly Dr. Peter Schickele (aka PDQ Bach) drifted through my mind. His radio show featured the “REPORT FROM HOOPLE”, a report of no consequence from southern, North Dakota, which was very amusing. So I am hoping this reading report from northern, Central Texas will provide the reader with some books for consideration. I just need someone to boom (with a little echo), “READING REPORT FROM NORTHERN, CENTRAL TEXAS” to make it sillier for you.
Today, Alexis is reading the book Prince of Fools. I asked her what she liked about this book. She said that the main character is an anti-hero. Evidently he’s a “let’s you and him fight” kind of person. She told me she was in a sword and sorcery mood of late.
Lawrence, Mark. Prince of Fools. New York: Ace, 2014.
Jim is reading Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. His reason for selecting this book are his own.
Nye, Bill. Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015.
I am reading Six Moon Dance. It is a science fiction book that takes place on the planet, Newholme. In this society, wealth passes through the female line. Of course, a terrible secret lies at the heart of the story and I haven’t gotten there yet. This is an interesting take on society. It reminds me of the book by Ursula Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness.
Tepper, Sheri S. Six Moon Dance. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.
I saved the best for last. Sarah is reading Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir. She is on the end of the reading train here. It rarely happens, but this is a book that was read by all of us. It was discovered by Alexis. She and I are on a quest for another funny book. This book is funny in a fascinating, accident-watching sort of way. This girl from Texas has had a very strange life. Alexis’ favorite story is about the vultures. If you are from Texas this may make some sense to you.
Larson, Jenny. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir. New York: Pan Macmillan, 2012.