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>Lost States and Android Karenina

>I’m crossing my fingers for a free copy of Lost States by Mike Trinklein. Once again, Quirk Books has put a call for bloggers on their facebook page to read and review a book. I signed up for it and am really hoping I get it, this one sounds awesome!

I’m not usually into non-fiction books, but this one looks right up my alley. It looks to be a story of all the states that could have, and maybe should have, been. It appears to be jam-packed with historical and geographical trivia.

Meanwhile, I have also signed up to read and review Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and Ben Winters. I’m waiting for the UPS man to bring that one! I’m currently reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy on my Blackberry. I can’t believe I haven’t picked this one up before, it’s truly a wonderful story – and easy to read, unlike War and Peace. I think it’s because the cast of characters in Anna Karenina isn’t nearly half the amount that War and Peace has, so people and events are easier to keep track of.

I’m looking forward to see what the addition of Steam Punk will do to it. I’m not one of those people that think classics are sacred and shouldn’t be touched. Personally, If I had written a book and someone wanted to add to it, creating a new incite to the story, I would be honored that my work was chosen for it. Besides, I wonder how many new copies of Anna Karenina have been bought by people like me that are reading it in order to compare the the two. It just made it popular again.

Look for my review on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfulson March 3!

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