Friday, September 26, 2008

The Know-it-All: Begin

I started The Know-it-All by A.J. Jacobs two hours after I finished East of Eden. My brother was desperate for a book so I lent him this. Funny, since the library lent it to me. He finished it just in time for me to pick it up to read after my driving lesson.

I read A.J.'s other book, The Year of Living Biblically earlier and I quite enjoyed it. He's pretty funny, but this book is turning out to be a little more fun. Instead of making me think about deep stuff, I am learning a few silly facts and being entertained. After a long bout with East of Eden, it's nice to have a lighthearted book now. A.J. Jacobs is pretty ambitious/desperate to get a good story. He read the entire encyclopedia in this book and takes what the Bible says literally in the other!

But, I assure you, my next book will be more involved. I already have three ordered from the library! It'll be one of these three: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 1984 by George Orwell, or Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger.