Reading by Ear: Feed

Feed by M. T. Anderson
read by David Aaron Baker

Feed was one of the first young adult books I read. I remember the distinctive cover and I can even tell you what shelf in my middle school library it was on—the first on the left, the same shelf that boasted Firebirds. I even remembered the story vaguely before I picked up this audiobook. But after reading “The King of Pelinesse” by M. T. Anderson (collected, oddly enough, in Firebirds), I knew it was time to revisit Feed, preferably via audiobook, to assuage the enormous gap listening to Harry Potter has left in my aural life, and, luckily, the public library next to my school had a copy.

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Review: Geektastic

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd is one of those books I think everyone has read but me, albeit not in the massive numbers as, say, the Millenium trilogy. One of my cousins picked it up from my favorite independent bookstore the last time he visited my stomping grounds, a woman in my writing group read it ages ago, and other book bloggers have picked through it. The arresting cover—I’ve always loved pixel art—is eye-catching and the subject matter definitely appeals to someone who thoroughly identifies as a geek.

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