July, 2018

July 4th, 2018, 6:45 p.m. - Like Sherlock Holmes, but street smart and much less obnoxious

26. IQ (Joe Ide)
This was different from what I expected, but it was a really fun read. I love the idea of a working-class Sherlock-type investigator who relies on his senses and the things he's learned from experience. I'll definitely have to check out the sequels.

Up next: Calypso (David Sedaris)

July 11th, 2018, 8:07 p.m. - David would never go for it, but this whole family needs its own reality show

27. Calypso (David Sedaris)
I think this is my second favorite of Sedaris' books (my favorite is and will probably always be Me Talk Pretty One Day). I liked almost every essay. His family is drawn a lot more vividly here than in his past books, which I really appreciated.

Up next: The Electric Woman (Tessa Fontaine)

July 14th, 2018, 1:16 p.m. - Three of my four favorites are still in! (Anyone know where Arcadian is?)

So You Think You Can Dance – "Academy Week, Part 1": They seem to be granting a lot of second chances this season – a number of people are being sent on to the next round who in past seasons would probably have been cut. But I guess they can't cut too many people, or they'll be down to 20 before the last round. Bridget and Eddie seem like serious contenders, and I hope Tessa pulls it together, because I liked watching her. Rating: 4 times I thought, "Wow, Nigel really has no idea what to do with Jay"

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