The Wonderful O by James Thurber

Friday, March 20, 2009

isbn: 978-1590173091

This book reminds me of Ella Minnow Pea, which was way more fun for me. I wish this book had been about 50 pages shorter, which is sad since it was only 80 pages long. If I am confused about the plot and I am 24... I loved the playfulness with words and the lesson at the end, but where the hell does the castle come from?


Throw Out Fifty Things, by Gail Blanke

Thursday, March 5, 2009

isbn: 978-0446505796

I saw a favourable review of this on Bookgasm and spotted it at work. It is a very short book and only took a few hours to read. She has really simple rules and interesting anecdotes which make throwing out things make sense. What have I thrown out? Some Christmas rubbish, 6 pairs of shoes (which only count as one thing according to the rules). bits of clothes and three feather boas from three halloweens ago. Ok, so I am not doing so great. Oh well.