The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
I love the concept of this novel. It’s about the man who first started to count and measure time. It started out innocently enough, but this one man’s preoccupation changed the entire world. As such, he became Father Time and it didn’t seem to be a blessing at all.
I whipped through this book and read it in a mere two days. It was a refreshing story, well-told and paced, and kept me gripped for three hours.
Time really does fly when you’re having fun or enjoying a great story.
Trash by Andy Mulligan
Imagine having to live at the dump, to pick through the trash and look for items of value. Imagine having to do this as a young child to support your family. It’s a world of unthinkable poverty in a third-world country and it is the daily life for three young boys who have an incredible story to tell.
The story is pieced together from a variety of first-person accounts. I recommend listening to this audio book version of the story since each character is voiced by a different actor. It makes it easy to follow along with who is telling each part of the story.
Usually, the boys don’t find anything of interest. It’s just a way of life for them but that all changes one day with a curious find that will have trying to figure out the secret of what they have discovered.
I enjoyed listening to this story and it is recommended listening!
Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha-Lanterns by Tony Bedard, Adrian Syaf, and Vincent Cifuentes
This is the 11th Green Lantern title that I read this year. I have enjoyed the series but since I have read them out of order, I already knew a lot of what happened in this story.
The story focuses on Boodikka and we learn about her past prior to becoming an Alpha-Lantern, a process that pretty much turned her into a emotionless robot. The story takes us even further back in time with flashbacks showing her just prior to becoming a Green Lantern as well.
Alpha-Lanterns were orginally meant to police the Green Lantern Corps. They were programmed to be logical and fair but they are now being controlled by an enemy threat. This is a new and dangerous threat that John Stewart and the rest of the Lanterns have to win against.
65 books read in one year.
I have never kept a reading log for an entire year. That is a pretty impressive number of books, don’t you think?
I’m an avid reader with a digital bookcase now. I like that. I am definitely going to try this again next year.
See you in 2013 for some more great reads!