I branched out a little this past week and finished the most wonderful and amazing memoir of someone close to my age (He’s 9 months older than me) that I’ve ever read. Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet is absolutely amazing. Tammet is a highly functioning savant with something called synthesia. He is the current European record holder for π. I beg you to go read his memoir. It’s quite enjoyable and he writes very well. For someone with many friends and family members on or near the spectrum this was a really great insight.
Owly: The Way Home by Andy Runton is a very cute without-words graphic novel. I learned of this by way of unshelved, a webcomic I very much enjoy and have been reading for the past nine months.
Onward to Anne McCaffrey..
Crystal Singer and Powers that Be are the two next completed Anne McCaffrey books in my summer reading check list. Both center around women who are gathering strength and becoming who they are. I have taken out the rest of the Petaybee series so I expect to finish it by next week. I’m searching for the second volume of Killashandra’s saga. They reshelved a bunch of books in my local branch (don’t ask me what they did with the 746.432’s and 746.434’s .. I’m still twitching even though it made for some fascinating browsing. I’m also trying to figure out how the library “pages” (those people who shelve most of the books) have ordered the alphabet…).