Far From a Calamity

July 31, 2007 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Amazing Narrator, Books, Childhood Memories, Reading, What's Up | 4 Comments


Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

I’m about 75 pages in to this book and it is wonderful and engaging.  It’s quite different from anything I’ve read recently and I’m loving it.



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  1. Oh my. This is far too funny!

    This book is next (next!) on my to-read list. I was just finishing up this week’s book club reading, and my on-the-go book (Helen of Troy) and then I was going to read this! I was planning on taking it with me for my long-weekend reading this weekend.

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts…

  2. That is really great! The book is really great, too. You won’t be disappointed.

    I have been meaning to tell you that I’ll have to steal from your list of books this year.

  3. And here I was planning on doing the same thing. 🙂

    I used to read your blog over at your old location, and you kept reviewing books (and still are) that I had sort of put on my “to buy/read” list, and then after your review was eager to DEFINITELY go pick them up.

  4. I am going to have to steal your idea of reading all of the Harry Potter books. I’ve not read a single one and I’m feeling left out. I guess the “who likes waiting for the sequel” was enough to keep me from even thinking about it. Then, I was able to pick up four of the series in hardback, nearly brand new – for $2 a piece. Since then, I’ve been lost. I even bought the latest at Sam’s club…

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