Started reading September 8, finished reading September 12.
If you’ve been reading the blog all along, you might remember that in the first week, it occured to me that if I barely had time to read a book a week, finding the time to produce a passable book review (essay, blog post, whatever) might be an even greater challenge. Well, considering that I finished this book 8 days ago and am just now posting about it, I would say that my original concerns were probably well-founded. The actual reading of this particular book was lovely– it’s a super-fast read, intelligent, funny and quirky. (And exactly what I needed to keep the challenge moving along.) For those of you who haven’t heard of it, this is a novel told from the perspective an a 15-year-old boy with autism (autistic boy), ostensibly about the mystery that he is “detecting”, the case of a dead dog found in his neighbor’s yard. Aside from that mystery, there are other twists too. In all, a fun book. But now I’m off to keep reading Book 8 (not even a third of the way through….sigh) so that’s about as much of a blog post as I can muster right now.