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Bunkercomplex Bookshelf

In my bunker complex under the Saskatchewan Crust, reading the days away.

Currently reading

The Circle
Dave Eggers
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
Patrick Rothfuss
Progress: 224/698 pages
The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin
Controversial Essays
Thomas Sowell

Everything Matters!: A Novel

Everything Matters! - Ron Currie Jr. This had all of the potential to be a 5-star book, but at the halfway mark it sort of fell apart and became a little outlandish. I'm never a fan of the abrupt use of "all expenses paid by a government agency" just to propel a storyline forward (and solving lung cancer in a month? okay...). BUT the quality of writing and first half of the book was excellent enough to keep the rating high.

The Street of Crocodiles

The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories - Bruno Schulz, Celina Wieniewska, Jerzy Ficowski, Jonathan Safran Foer I hate to abandon this with so many good reviews, but the writing was overly ornate to the point of distraction.

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (Borzoi Books)

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart - Mathias Malzieu, Sarah Ardizzone I think this is one of those foreign language books that should be read in its original language, because the English translation seemed a little clunky in parts.

Royal Assassin (Farseer Series #2)

Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy, #2) - Robin Hobb Absolutely love this series. It's also a great entry point into the vast fantasy/adventure genre for people like me who have only read Harry Potter and the stray mainstream/commercial fantasy book.

Blown for Good Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology

Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology - Marc Headley, Marty Rathbun Blown for Good was definitely in need of an editor to finesse it a bit, but the meat of the story (Headley's time at the Scientology compound in Hemet, CA and his interactions with the little despot/dictator/wannabe pope of Scientology David Miscavige) was fascinating and more than made up for the excessive amount of job-related details and somewhat amateurish writing style.How this turd of a cult is allowed to function (and retain tax exemption status) in this country is beyond me.

Living Dead Girl

Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott Wow, this book had some heavy and disturbing content; especially for the intended young adult audience. I felt like I was gut-punched after I had finished it. Ms. Scott was able to push the heartbreaking story of child abduction right to the edge without being overly revolting, if that's truly possible with this topic.

The Bible of Unspeakable Truths

The Bible of Unspeakable Truths - Greg Gutfeld, Penn Jillette It's Red Eye's Gregalogue on steroids.

The Opposite Field: A Memoir

The Opposite Field: A Memoir - Jesse Katz Charming memoir - a look at a father's time as commissioner of his community's crumbling little league organization. The intertwining of his own life's story fit perfectly in giving depth to how his community and league bonded Katz with his son over the years spent there.

Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America (Harvest Book) - Steve Almond Can self-loathing, guilt-ridden liberals please keep inane political commentary/whining to their respective blogs and friends and not include it in a book about the evolution of candy in America? I get it, you hate capitalism, big companies, Bush and any "yokels" who voted for him. Refrain from coming across as a petulant child (who admitted to not voting) and just write an effing book about candy. GOOD LORD.

Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer The writing style was pretty amateurish but it's extremely addicting.

A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club)

A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry Beautiful story.

Running with Scissors: A Memoir

Running with Scissors: A Memoir - Vulgar and crude in a very unlikeable way.

Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands - Laura C. Schlessinger My future marriage bible.


Christy - Catherine Marshall My favorite novel.