reading list 2007

New books: 28 ( 9,080 pgs )

Longest book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (784 pgs)
Shortest book: The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip (84 pgs)
Oldest book: Hard Times (1854)
Newest book: Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows (July 2007)
Best book: Inkspell
Best children’s/YA book: Momo
Worst book: Waiting
Most disappointing book: Nickel and Dimed

Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed
George Saunders, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
Charles Dickens, Hard Times
Benjamin Barber, Jihad vs. McWorld
Alfie Kohn, No Contest
Diana Wynn Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle
Cornelia Funke, The Thief Lord
Ian Falconer, Olivia Forms a Band
W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk
Cornelia Funke, Inkspell
Peggy Ratham, Goodnight Gorilla
Michael Ende, The Neverending Story
Elizabeth Enright, The Saturdays
Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Shadow
Steven Levitt, Freakonomics
Katherine Hannigan, Ida B.
Daniel Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
Michael Ende, Momo
Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink
Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Gennifer Choldenko, Notes from a Liar and Her Dog
Debra Ginsberg, Waiting
Avi, Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck
Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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One Big Puppy

Readers of Roni’s blog will know that our pet rat, Puppy, died a few weeks ago. Well I was looking through the news, and among stories of Britney Spears’s little sister being pregnant, and “don’t tase me bro!” being the top quote of the year, there was something actually interesting!

In a region of the Indonesian rain forest that is rarely explored and has been called the “Lost World” a team of scientist found a giant rat.
Now, keep in mind that this isn’t some new breed of rodent, but this is actually a BIG rat. Apparently the rat had no fear of humans, and would wander in and out of the camp on a regular basis. They think that this rat might be a new species of rat altogether, a larger than average rat.

One disappointing omission in the article was when these guys will become commercially available. Why just settle for naming a rat Puppy, when you can have a rat that is the size OF a puppy?

Good one

How many emo kids does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

None. Let them cry in the dark.