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What Am I Reading?





Indelbed is a lonely kid living in a crumbling mansion in the super dense, super chaotic third world capital of Bangladesh. When he learns that his dead mother was a djinn — more commonly known as a genie — and that his drunken loutish father is a sitting emissary to the djinns (e.g. a magician), his whole world is turned inside out. Suddenly, and for reasons that totally escape him, his father is found in a supernatural coma, and Indelbed is kidnapped by the djinn and delivered to a subterranean prison. Back in the city, his cousin Rais and his family struggle to make sense of it all, as an impending catastrophe threatens to destroy everything they know. Needless to say, everything is resting on Indelbed’s next move — and he’s got a new partner to help him: the world’s most evil djinn.

I’m in a race with this one.  I have this from interlibrary loan.  I didn’t start it for a long time.  It is due next week.  I was just going to blow off reading it because I was slumpy but I always feel bad about that after putting people to the trouble of interlibrary loan.  So a few days ago I picked it up just to see if it would hold it my attention at all.  On the first page I was like, “#$#@%@, it’s good.”  It is smart and sarcastic and absurd and everything I like.  Now I have to get it done before the loan is up.  It’s long and it is a detailed read but I’m on a mission now. 

What Am I Listening To


In this unique history of 1776, Claudio Saunt looks beyond the familiar story of the thirteen colonies to explore the many other revolutions roiling the turbulent American continent. In that fateful year, the Spanish landed in San Francisco, the Russians pushed into Alaska to hunt valuable sea otters, and the Sioux discovered the Black Hills.”

 I’m interested in getting to the part about the Sioux because how did they not know that the Black Hills were there?  This book has a lot of good information but I’m struggling with the narrator.  It is a very monotone reading of a book that is very fact and date and name-heavy.