Archive for the ‘Genre: Spiritual and Self-Help’ Category

29. “The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook,” Deborah Bray Haddock

October 12, 2011 1 comment

Page count: 265
Page total: 9,505


56. “The Zombie Survival Guide,” Max Brooks

August 24, 2009 1 comment

Once again, while reading I frequently forgot that these things weren’t really happening. When reading over my friend ryan’s while he went to get coffee, I paused during the home defense chapter to get a slice of pizza. Ryan opened the door from the garage and my heart stopped.

This book was also my first experience with the Boston Public Library’s e-book resources and Mobipocket Reader. I am completely fucking obsessed.

Page count: 288
Page total: 23,152

12. “The Alchemist”, Paulo Coelho

January 12, 2009 Leave a comment

This feel-good book is a quick read. I found it really moving, despite myself. Basically, G-d is everywhere and “all you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation” (129).

I was also incredibly impressed by the passage at the top of 160 which included five quotation marks (“‘”)! I was very excited by it. I may have missed the point of the book?

Page count: 167
Total 9740

I’m still working on “The Cider House Rules”, but I recently became entranced by a certain MTV “reality” TV show, so it’s slow going.