December 29th, 2006

Spock Strange


Feed by M. T. Anderson is a YA book though not the fantasy/sci-fi that I usually read. Although they are going to the moon for some fun and there are transmitters implanted in their brains...
According to the jacket cover it's a smart, savage satire about the nature of consumerism and what it means to be a teenager in America. Between the vocabulary - grammar, foul language, and teenage speak which almost seems to be a language of its own! - and the moody little funk I'm in, I can't get into the story. I may try it again later but it's doubtful.

I've started Hell's Gate by David Weber and Linda Evans and it's interesting. A bit too technical for me today though, learning not just one society but two. I'm looking forward to it when this cloud I'm under passes by.

I need to read 2 more books by the end of the year to make my goal. Normally, that wouldn't be a problem ;D but I find myself drawn to the computer, editing my online Library collection instead. I think I'll work on the Catherine Aird books and go for a walk to try to clear my head. I've also pulled out the 2 Sammi Carter books to try: the Candy Shop mysteries - complete with recipes, That should do it. I love a good recipe, especially the sweet kind!

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As I'm packing the Christmas stuff away today, down by the furnace I see Braxton's 2nd clue from the treasue hunt Christmas Eve. How did he find his present without getting all the clues, you ask? So did I! It turns out he thought the Volcano on the map was the fireplace, then he checked the oven - which is where his 3rd clue was! So he bypassed the chocolate gold coin and clue. II'm going to have to check all the other clue locations to see if anyone else missed something.

I'm currently reading Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter.