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Reviews:
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman
The Balloon Boy of San Francisco by Dorothy Kupcha Leland
Bandits of the Trace by Albert E. Cowdrey
The Book That Eats People by John Perry and Mark Fearing
Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene
Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer
Do Not Open This Book! by Michaela Muntean
Dragon's Teeth by Alex Irvine
Keys to the City by Joel Kostman
Guy Time by Sarah Weeks
Immaculate Deception by Courtney J. Webb
Is There a Monster Over There? by Sally O Lee
Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
Letters to Rosy by C. Ellene Bartlett
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop
Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3) by Mary Pope Osborne
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Out of Time by John Marsden
Promotion Denied by Joseph W. Hoffler
Scary Party by Sue Hendra
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis
Shadows on the Walls of the Cave by Kate Wilhelm
Shriek: An Afterword by Jeff VanderMeer
Swim to Me by Betsy Carter
Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House #19) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Travesties by Giselle Renarde
War, Women and the News by Catherine Gourley
The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Guy Time

Guy Time cover art (Link goes to Powells)Guy Time: 04/24/10

Happy Birthday Frankie and So B. It  by Sarah Weeks were both such delightful (but very different) books that I have decided to read every book of hers I can find at the library. The first one I picked up with this goal in mind is Guy Time. As with my usual luck of not managing to pick the first in a series, it is the second in the "Regular Guy" series.

Guy Strang's parents are newly separated. His father had invented something fantastic that has revolutionized a piece of the tech industry and somehow in all the excitement his parents drifted apart. His father is now living in California in a fancy condo while Guy and his mother are at home and she is dating.

Guy has two problems in his life right now: a potential girl friend whom he's accidentally offended and his mother's weird taste in men. In trying to put an end to his mother's dating, he and best friend Buzz try to get his parents back together without letting her know.

My favorite characters in the book are Guy's mother and Buzz. The mother is an oddball in some regards but her quirks aren't so outlandish that she becomes an unbelievable character. When faced with typical adult problems she acts as one would expect an adult to react. Likewise, Buzz has a distinct voice from Guy. He's not a clone with a few minor changes of the protagonist. He has his own history and shows in how he speaks and reacts to things.

I currently have Guy Wire checked out from the library and will go back and read books one and three as I get the chance.

The Regular Guy series includes:

Regular Guy (1999)
Guy Time (2000)
My Guy (2001)
Guy Wire (2002)

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