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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

March 08, 2009 :: Sunday


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Well, there you have it. I wrote a list, so naturally I had make it a point to do something from the list such as read a book. I read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon.

Tyler gave this book to me for Christmas (don't ask me what I got him for Christmas because I'm still trying to figure out what it will be). He knew I would like it, and since he knew I'd like it, I knew I'd like it, and needless to say, I liked it. I really enjoyed it.

It's about a fifteen year-old autistic boy (told from his perspective) who is writing a book to solve the mystery of Who Killed Wellington, his neighbor's dog, with a garden fork. It's such a smart book. This kid just goes on this remarkable journey, and you get to hear exactly how and what he is thinking, and I was just in amazement the whole time I was reading this book. I kept wondering what it would be like to write a book like this...how you would have to adopt such a different way of thinking. Mark Haddon is extremely talented for writing something like this. I can't wait to read his book of poems, "The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems."

I plan to read two books per month.

I met up for coffee with Sarah, my AOE twin, today, and I enjoyed myself more than I expected to, only because the idea of sitting down with someone for the sole reason of chatting for an hour is not my favorite idea. But I'm working on that. She was really easy to talk to; we just sat and chit chatted for an hour. This was the first time we've actually talked with each other for more than five minutes straight.

While we were at Starbucks, we ran into our Grand-Big (Camila), and while we were driving back to the apartments, Sarah and I saw our Big Sister, Nicole, walking down the street, so naturally Sarah called Nicole on her cell phone while I was calling Nicole by screaming out my window, and we all rode happily ever after to North Ave apartments and Peters Parking Deck.

Posted by Amanda at 7:14 pm in books
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