Saturday, May 28, 2005

Princess in Training: Princess Diaries #6 by Meg Cabot

Mia is just starting her sophmore year of high school and already things are falling apart. Her best friend nominated her for student council president, she's worried about her new baby brother, and she's worried her college boyfriend expects her to DO IT. On top of all that, there's an international incident involving snails and algae. What's a princess to do?

Another great installment of the series. I especially loved when she ragged on the two Disney movie versions of her life.

Highly Recommended

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Been There, Haven't Done That: a virgins memoir by Tara McCarthy

A 25-year-old virgin examines her life and her decision to wait until marriage for intercourse.

Highly Recommended
Vote For Larry by Janet Tashjian

Josh "Larry" Swenson comes out of hiding to run for President with the goal of getting more young people to vote. Things seem to be going well until betagold shows up again.


Friday, May 20, 2005

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

When Vivian, a teenage werewolf, falls in love with a human boy, she must decide between loyalty to her feelings and loyalty to her pack.

Highly Recommended

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: the zero tolerance approach to punctuation by Lynne Truss

An entertaining look at the history and usage of punctuation.

Highly Recommended
Wolves in Chic Clothing by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman

Julia, a northern California transplant to NYC, is a salesgirl at the tony Pelham's jewelry store where she hopes to work her way up to designing. When she is hand-picked to deliver a necklace to the Pelham heir, she finds herself invited into the world of high society. Even though she knows that she is just a pawn in the game, she gets caught up anyway with disastrous results. Although in true chick-lit style, it all turns out in the end.


Friday, May 13, 2005

The Glass Cafe, or, The Stripper and the State; how my mother started a war with the system that made us kind of rich and a little bit famous by Gary Paulsen

This book is not much longer than the title :-) but it is engaging. When Tony decides he wants to be an artist and does portraits of his mother's co-workers down at the Kitty Kat Club, the State steps in to regulate with hilarious results.

Highly Recommended
godless by Peter Hautman

When Jason Bock invents a new religion to worship his town's water tower, he and his friends get more than they bargained for.

Highly Recommended

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian

When Josh starts an anonymous internet site that rails against commercialism under the guise of "Larry," it becomes more popular than he anticipated with unforeseen consequences.

Highly Recommended