Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Random Books: The Rain Edition

Do you ever just randomly type a word into Goodreads?

I do, especially when I'm bored, awake away too early, or just looking for something new to read!

Today I thought it would be fun (since it's 6:45 and I'm awake for some reason) to post some books that popped up when I typed in "rain" and my thoughts. 

Are you prepared for some randomness? Away we go!

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human only a dog could tell it.

--From Goodreads 

My early morning thoughts:
Ooooh puppy! Or dog rather. Isn't he cute?

Wait, this book is written by a dog? No no Jessica, dogs don't write. It's written by a person acting as a dog! Acting as a dog? *pictures person writing with pen in their mouth*

Oh dear, this sounds sad.

Long ago, so the stories say, the old-fathers came to Nanagada through a worm’s hole in the sky. Looking for a new world to call their own, they brought with them a rich mélange of cultures, religions, and dialects from a far-off planet called Earth. Mighty were the old-fathers, with the power to shape the world to their liking---but that was many generations ago, and what was once known has long been lost. Steamboats and gas-filled blimps now traverse the planet, where people once looked up to see great silver cities in the sky.

Like his world, John deBrun has forgotten more than he remembers. Twenty-seven years ago, he washed up onto the shore of Nanagada with no memory of his past. Although he has made a new life for himself among the peaceful islanders, his soul remains haunted by unanswered questions about his own identity.

--From Goodreads

My early morning thoughts:
I SO want an airship! Why didn't we invent those?

Swashbuckling air pirates!

Who would win between water pirates and air pirates? I put my money on air pirates. Cannons from the air? BOOYAH!

From the master of American detective novels comes this riveting short story collection. In his early works, Chandler laid the groundwork for his signature character, the legendary Philip Marlowe. The hero of such novels as the Big Sleep, and Farewell, My Lovely takes center stage in the gripping stories in this series.
--From Goodreads

My early morning thoughts:

*quoting Family Guy* Killer in the HOUUUSE!

Detective book covers are always so edgy looking. Kind of a nice change from seeing female faces plastered all over book covers. Wait, whoa, was that a coherent thought?

*yawn* I need more sleep.

SO there you have it. Early morning randomness.

What do you think? Going to add any of these to your TBR? Thanks for putting up with my craziness!

Much love,


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