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Display Name: KittyWitty
About me: Love a good yarn. Repulsed by the formula book.
Reading Interests: Science to sci fiction. Memoirs and history. Picture books to craft books.

KittyWitty's Book Lists
Animals that will steal your heart (6 titles)
True accounts of animals that have touch my heart.
Never Stop Learning (10 titles)
Enlightening research from all areas of study.
Henning Mankell Fiction (8 titles)
Fiction by international best-selling writer Henning Mankell that excludes his acclaimed Kurt Wallander series.
Youth Audio Fiction (6 titles)
Covers both Juvenile and Young Adult titles.
Wallander Mysteries (11 titles)
International Best-selling writer Henning Mankell, probably most famous for penning Swedish Detective Kurt Wallander but also thrillers and plays set in Africa. Also love the portrayal by Kenneth Branagh on PBS Mystery!
Show all 6 booklists by KittyWitty

KittyWitty's Comments    
Cover ArtThe hours
by Cunningham, Michael
Very good book, and the film is well acted by all, with music by Phil Glass.   posted Dec 24, 2010 at 8:54PM

Cover ArtThe happiness advantage [sound recording] : [the seven principles of positive ps
by Achor, Shawn
The introduction is lengthy, but the content afterward can be useful.   posted Dec 1, 2010 at 10:26AM

Cover ArtThe golden compass
by Pullman, Philip, 1946-
Skip the film.   posted Nov 15, 2010 at 11:07PM

Cover ArtItalian shoes
by Mankell, Henning
The author’s favorite novel - finely written.   posted Nov 12, 2010 at 8:06PM

Cover ArtI'm down [sound recording] : [a memoir]
by Wolff, Mishna
Refreshing. And will tickle your funny bone.   posted Nov 4, 2010 at 8:41PM

Cover ArtThe pyramid : and four other Kurt Wallander mysteries
by Mankell, Henning, 1948-
I really enjoyed these shorter mysteries.   posted Nov 3, 2010 at 10:46AM

Cover ArtI was told there’d be cake [sound recording] : [essays]
by Crosley, Sloane.
Most of the essay collection is quite hilarious (skip weddings and past friends).   posted Nov 2, 2010 at 11:21PM

Cover ArtThe golden compass [compact disc]
by Pullman, Philip
Fantastic yarn! Definitely a must read - and the complete trilogy because it gets even more sinister and harried for our protagonist, Lyra. The audio production features a full cast :) Note: If you are sympathetic towards Christianity, it would not be a recommended read.   posted Nov 1, 2010 at 11:01PM

Cover ArtIron & silk
by Salzman, Mark.
Salzman is from Minnesota and now works with helping juvenile offenders through the power of writing. The film based on the book is also excellent.   posted Nov 1, 2010 at 10:52PM

Cover ArtWallander [videorecording]
by Martin, Philip.
Branagh as Wallander. Superb.   posted Nov 1, 2010 at 10:39PM

Cover ArtDear Mr. Henshaw
by Cleary, Beverly
Read this book as a fourth grader and found it to be profound in the trials and tribulations of a child growing up with a father who he rarely sees and misses.   posted Nov 1, 2010 at 10:12PM

Cover ArtMemoirs of a geisha : a novel
by Golden, Arthur
Long before the film came out, I read this book and was disappointed. The disparity between the author’s experiences as an aged educated British man with being a young girl, let alone a feudal Japanese geisha, is far too great and account for the third person (rather cold) narrative. There is never a remote hint of outrage or anger toward her station in life, even initially - such as when she is sold or when she loses her innocence. It does go quite in depth into the politics within the geisha house, but how exciting can politics be?   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 11:43PM

Cover ArtBalzac and the little Chinese seamstress
by Dai, Sijie
One of the few books I have read in one sitting - it was that good.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 11:21PM

Cover ArtThe life and times of the thunderbolt kid [compact disc] : [a memoir]
by Bryson, Bill.
Oddly, the Iowan-born author has lived in the UK for so long, that he has acquired a British accent... but if you can overlook this, it is a remarkable childhood memoir.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 11:16PM

Cover ArtThe man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales
by Sacks, Oliver W.
Great clinical tales about humans behavior and the noggin.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 11:08PM

Cover ArtDriveway moments 3 [compact disc] : radio stories that won't let you go.
From George Foreman to Spoonerism to the Cow Bell. Whether poignant or humorous, the radio stories will affect you in some way.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 10:57PM

Cover ArtCrashing through [sound recording] : [a true story of risk, adventure, and the m
by Kurson, Robert.
Inspiring and visionary.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 10:55PM

Cover ArtBorn on a blue day [sound recording] : a memoir
by Tammet, Daniel, 1979-
After listening to this memoir, you can see him on Letterman via youtube.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 10:52PM

Cover ArtSurvival of the sickest [compact disc] : [a medical maverick discovers why we ne
by Moalem, Sharon.
New evolutionary medical explanations are presented and often compared with other creatures in nature.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 10:51PM

Cover ArtJohn Adams. Part one, discs 1-13 / [sound recording]
by McCullough, David G.
The unabridged recording offers a wonderful reader and great tidbits and details that is lost in the abridged version.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 10:48PM

Cover ArtMiddlesex
by Eugenides, Jeffrey.
I simply can not stomach incest, so I had to put the book down before finishing it.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 10:28PM

Cover ArtPerfect Blue (DVD)
I found this anime film to be quite distasteful and highly discourage viewing it. It features adult content that is appalling in its violence.   posted Oct 31, 2010 at 10:02PM


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