This has nothing to do with any of those books, but if I try really hard I can relate it to summer reading. Anyway, you know how I never end up reading your blog cause I always forget the URL? Anyway, it appears that I bookmarked it, probably some time ago, and then forgot about said bookmarking. So at 3:30 in the morning with you passed out drunk on my floor, I was looking around and found it. Now I’ll never have to forget again. Also, that cake rocked.

Posted by: Simon on May 29th, 2004 3:25 AM

There is a great interview on NPR with the author of The Day I Turned Uncool. It is definitely worth a listen to on the NPR website. I’ll try and dig up the URL.

Posted by: wonko on May 29th, 2004 4:02 PM

If you’re still looking for something to read later in the summer, I’m reccommending “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon. The author does a really amazing (and accurate) job of portraying the autistic narrator and I finished the book in less than a day, so it’s worth checking out.

I generally don’t read much, and if so, only the books I like, over and over again, which reminds me, I should re-read Catch-22 this summer…

Posted by: Benjamin on May 29th, 2004 4:23 PM

i’ve been thinking about picking up “the day i turned uncool.” let me know what you think! :)

the last two books i read were “buying a fishing rod for my grandfather” by gao xing jian and “the secret life of bees” by sue monk kidd. the first is a collection of short stories that i found brilliant, but had no emotional connection with it at all. the second is a novel that is (in my humble opinon) beautifully narrated and highly recommended.

Posted by: lhb on June 4th, 2004 4:13 PM

um…this is to simon:

i bookmarked it for you. and told you that i had done so. sigh.

and for greg: i’m just waiting for you to break down and read “please stop laughing at me.

and it’s a little difficult using my middle finger to type the keys usually delt w/ by my index finger. suck.

Posted by: shuli on June 9th, 2004 4:03 PM