Tuesday, February 22, 2005

WIRT 2/23/05

For my Young Adult Literature Class: Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden.
This book is a captivating look into the lives of two girls who are discovering their attraction for each other. I'm captivated by how one character, Liza, is dealing with the idea that her feelings are "wrong" but says that nothing else has ever felt so right. However, this story is written as a flashblack so I am not confident that things will work out for the girls. Some foreshadowing makes me think that a shoe is going to drop in the future.

My Brain Candy Read: Nerd Gone Wild by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
I've read some of Ms. Thompson's other "Nerd" stories, and this one stars newly rich Ally and her grandmother's nerdy bookkeeper (a bodyguard in disguise who is hot to guard her body!). She is trying to ditch him in the wild and wooly woods of Alaska...but he's not giving up easily!

For Writing Inspiration: Nurse by Peggy Anderson.
This book is a true life look into the life a nurse in a large hospital. It is moving and sometimes hits a bit to close to home, if you know what I mean. I have to read it in very small amounts...

What else is lying around waiting for me to read:
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane.
The Science of Superheroes by Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg.

Any thoughts?


Amy said...

Neat-o! (I've started Bean Trees,it is very good!)

Stacy said...

I love articles & books that talk about the science of Star Trek. The SuperHero books reminds me of that!

Now, if the airlines would just figure out how to let a person change their own itinerary online.....we'd all be better off.

Ryann said...

Actually, Stacy, the chapter I just read about Batman was a lot like Star Trek...they discussed various items that Batman had that weren't possible then but are now..mini cameras, etc. Also, he apparantly started the "bat belt" fad..where gadget types wear a lot of things on their belts. Ringing any bells?