Books I’ve Read – April, 2009

Larry Burrows: Vietnam
by Larry Burrows
A classic, iconographic photography book. Burrows was a Life Magazine photographer covering the Vietnam war, and his images shot over 9 years helped shape the American public’s understanding and opinions about it. He was killed over Cambodia when his helicopter was shot down.

100 Photographs that Changed the World
by the editors of Life Magazine
Exactly what the title says; some of the most recognized and catalytic photos in human history.

Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unknown Photographers
by Robert Flynn Johnson and William Boyd
Another great book of photography; this one is a collection of beautiful, unusual and gorgeous “found” photos collected by the authors, gleaned from attics and estate sales.

The 13 Clocks
by James Thurber, (illust. Marc Simont, foreward by Neil Gaiman)
I checked this book out from the Ankeny public library when I was a little kid, and I’ve been looking for a copy to call my own ever since. It just recently came back into print, and I immediately ordered it.

Coraline
by Neil Gaiman
I haven’t seen the movie yet; unfortunately I missed it in 3-D, for which I heard rave reviews. The book was quite good, and I’m given what I’ve heard about the changed ending in the movie, I’m not sure I’ll like the movie as well.
Faking It
by College Humor
I’m only listing this because I read the damn thing, but I won’t link to it. It’s a misogynist piece of crap, and I’m rather ashamed it was published by our company. I’m rather shocked I read the whole thing, but I kept hoping it would get better. It’s didn’t; don’t bother.

The Unfinished Clue
by Georgette Heyer
I’ve been a huge fan of her Regency novels since I was a teen; I have almost all of them in my library and they show up on my reading lists here on the site repeatedly. But I’ve never read any of her mysteries. I’m glad I finally did; her sparkling, witty characterizations are present here, too. Light reading, but lots of fun.

I haven’t completed any of my Project Fill-in-the-gaps titles, but I’m well into two of them. And I have some unfinished reading from earlier this year that I want to complete as well. We’ll see how all that goes.

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