Review of The Informationist

Get to host author Taylor Stevens at the Southern Festival of Books next week. Really looking forward to meeting her. Link to my review of The Informationist is below.The 2011 list so far:32. The Informationist, Taylor Stevens- The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall29-30. Palladin of Souls, The Hallowed Hunt, Lois McMaster Bujold26-28. The Treason of Isengard, The … Continue reading Review of The Informationist

2011 Book List

So far I've been in a re-reading mode.4. The Warrior Heir, Cinda Williams Chima3. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly2. Armadale, Wilkie Collins1. The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic, Jennifer TraftonRe-Read:5-6 The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins1-4 The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, Busman's Honeymoon, Lord Peter, Dorothy L Sayers

First Annual Dibby Hill Awards for Literature

So, 57 books in 2010. Off my mark from last year. But some fabulous reading.I'm inclined to pass out awards, the First Annual Dibby Hill Awards for Literature:Most Unforgettable: Dog Boy, Eva HornungBest Novel: 2666, Roberto BolonaBest Mystery/Thriller: The Girl Who Played with FireBest Juvenile Fiction: Catching Fire, Suzanne CollinsBest Non-Fiction: The Hemmingses of Monticello, … Continue reading First Annual Dibby Hill Awards for Literature

Dog Boy

I finished Dog Boy by Eva Hornung last night about midnight, with a gasp. Literally.Dog Boy is a stunning novel about a four-year-old boy in late 20th century Moscow, abandoned by first his mother, then his alcoholic uncle, as their apartment building on the outskirts of the city is abandoned. Romochko ventures out after all … Continue reading Dog Boy

Welcome Autumn! Hurry Cold Front!

Arkansas Delta: High CottonSpring River: PerfectFriends of my Childhood: Adorable (photos by Evette Kimbrell Chapman/September 2010)Reading Update: Forest of Hands and Teeth: Hunger Games with zombies, that's a compliment.Reading right now: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, awesome.Through Sept. 2133. The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan32. Lord of the Changing Wind, Rachel Neumeir31. … Continue reading Welcome Autumn! Hurry Cold Front!