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October Read of the Month

As I mentioned earlier, I left my September read, The Lion, in my cousin's car.  I hear it is close to making its way back to me, so I hope to finish it shortly.  This left me searching for an October book before I was even able to finish my September read.  Once I was all settled back into the library at Carlson High School (and finished all of my Homecoming responsibilities) I was able to pick out a selection from the shelves of my library.  This week I started reading Josh Lieb's I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I want to be Your Class President.  Wow, that was a mouthful.

So far, I must say this is an interesting title, with one of the most unique narrators/main characters I have ever come across.  I am really interested to see how everything plays out with the main character.  I can not believe that everything that I have read about him can be true.  I keep telling myself, this is all in his imagination, there is no way any of this can be true.  I do love how Lieb uses footnotes and pictures throughout the book (both for humorous effect).  Quick read, I will probably be finished by the end of this week.  Welcome to October everyone!  I hope to get a tech blog in this week, as I think I am finally going to go pick up the newest iPhone to update my iPhone 3g!


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