Daily Archives: February 24, 2009

Dewey Decimal Jan & Feb Review Round-up

Here is a collection of reviews for books for the Dewey Decimal Challenge out in the blogosphere. Lots of good selections. Thanks everyone for participating. I’ll keep updating with review links as I keep finding them!

@ Rebecca Reads

The Book that Changed My Life by edited by Roxanne J. Coady and Joy Johannesson.

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein

@ A Striped Armchair

Rereadings, ed. by Anne Fadiman & The Library at Nightby Alberto Manguel

The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

@ Urban Honking

Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children by Michael Newton

@ Book Kitten

@ How Will It End

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Critical Thinking by Amy Wall

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

@ Ready When You Are C.B.

Aliens Among Us by Ruth Montgomery

@ Enough to Read

A Natural History of Senses By Diane Ackerman

Book By Book: Notes on Reading and Life by Michael Dirda

Lucky Man by Michale J. Fox

@ Books and Musings from Downunder

A Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs

Enough Rope by Andrew Denton

Dewey The Small Town Library Cat by Vicki Myron

@ An Adventure in Reading

The Darwin Awards by Wendy Northcutt

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell 

Dewey the Small Town Library Cat by Vicki Myron

Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby

@ Nothing of Importance (aka Reading Challenged Obsessed)

Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule

That’s Life: Finding Scrapbook Inspiration in the Everyday by Nic Howard

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Teaser Tuesday (Feb 24th)

https://i0.wp.com/www.devourerofbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/teaser-tuesday.jpgTEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

Grab your current read.

Let the book fall open to a random page.

Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.

You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Please avoid spoilers!


“On the train to Bath, I opened my copy of Jane Austen’s letters and looked through the book, searching for any clues about Jack Smith.

Surely some inkling of her relationship with him remained, although I was beginning to suspect that Cassandra’s caretaking of her sister’s legacy had been far more thorough than anyone had dreamed. “


Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Patillo

Jane Austen Ruined My Life

“He dragged a shredded tarp to the top floor of the house and climbed in the fiberglass garden tub sitting unplumbed in the master bedroom.

He made a nest and slipped into dreams.”

From: Jesus Swept by James Alexander Protzman

Jesus Swept