October 30, 2007
I got this one as an Advance Reader's Edition, and I'm so glad I did! This is a charming little book. The characters are so real and human, and each has their own voice. We hear from each character in separate chapters, and they are recognizable from their "voices." Regina is my favorite character - she's flawed and wonderful, and she speaks in a delightful mix of English and Spanish - I could hear her speaking in my head. The book is very topical, as it deals with troubles at the Mexican/US border, but aside from that it is about people dealing with every day life.
October 21, 2007
October 19, 2007
1. October . . . is the month when it finally cools off enough to believe fall is coming!
2. Trick-or-treaters . . .don't scare me!
3. Haunted houses . . . have always captured my imagination
4. My favorite scary movie is . . .28 Days Later . . . because . . . the speedy zombies scare me every time.
5. Waking up when it's cold and dark outside is always hard for . . . me.
6. It was a dark and stormy night . . .and I was sitting up in bed watching the lightning flash.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to . . . relaxing in front of the TV . . ., tomorrow my plans include . . . a celebratory dinner with family . . . and Sunday, I want to . . . catch up on chores I've been neglecting, and watch 28 Weeks Later !
October 7, 2007
I enjoyed this - it reminds me a lot of Michael Chrichton, both because of the nanobot plotline, and in the general style. This had a lot less science, though. The characters were interesting, if a little flat in some parts. I would have liked a better picture of how devastated the world was, and what the survivors still faced. It was a quick read, though - perfect for the end of summer.
I finally started reading "The Guardians", so that will be next.