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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 11:49 pm
I am really weirded out whenever I find a factual error in a book because I am a go-with-the-flow reader. I trust whatever the author tells me! I do not want to spend an entire book looking up facts because they sound wrong to me.

So yes, weirded out when on page six of a new book, I read "9:35 P.M. in Washington, D.C., is 4:35 P.M. in Alaska."*

And then I had to look up both a time zone map and Alaska's feelings about daylight saving time to prove that there's only a four hour difference between Alaska and the Eastern Time Zone, which I already knew.

Although I will admit that most of Alaska is actually located in the time zone behind the zone it observes.

*The book in question is Area 7 by Matthew Reilly.
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Friday, March 28th, 2008 10:36 pm
You know what's a really effective way to motivate yourself to read? Be away from home for a month and try to ward off homesickness by reading rollercoaster ride books.

Scarecrow (Shane Schofield #3), by Matthew Reilly: Yeah, I read book three in the series first because the store didn't have book one, and I thought Scarecrow sounded more fun than Area 7. Which worked out fine since I don't care about spoilers, and the book stands on its own well. It was a very, very fun book too! I kept being reminded of this one scene from Die Hard 4 where Bruce Willis launches a car into the air and takes down a helicopter with it. It's a scene that's really awesome to watch while it's also comepletely ridiculous, and the entirety of Scarecrow is like that.

Seriously, at one point a guy gets microwaved to death, it's awesome.