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Doodling by Jonathan Gould

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Neville Lansdowne fell off the world.

Actually he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.

Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy, which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an asteroid field. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver’s Travels) as Neville wanders through his new home, meeting a variety of eccentric characters and experiencing some most unexpected adventures.

Neville is struggling to get through the fast paced world when he is suddenly thrown off. When he realizes what happens, he makes his was to an asteroid field. He wants to claim one of the asteroids as his new home. On the first asteroid, he draws out the border of his little world and names it. But then he realizes that someone is going to have to run his world since he doesn’t want to be in a position of power. After appointing a rock as the leader, he leaves the asteroid and starts wandering around the asteroid belt. He meets a group of people that worship a toaster. Then he meets a lady on a strange asteroid that goes everywhere but in a straight line.

When he stumbles upon a little paradise run by an astophysist, he learns that the world is spinning so fast that it is going to fall off it’s orbit and go straight through the asteroid belt. Now Neville has to find some way to stop that from happening.

This was a cute little story. I loved the different people that Neville meets and what keeps them entertained. It shows how everything is going by so fast that sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses. Neville, the reluctant leader, even steps up. I’m going to keep my eyes out for more stories from Jonathan Gould.

I received this book for free from the author.

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I meant to try and post this Sunday or Monday. It didn’t happen and I’m beyond late.

So, for last week:

I won:

Seers by Heather Frost from Darcus Murray at Starcrossed.

Memory’s Wake by Selina Fenech from Amanda “Coranne” at One Minute Books.

Primacy by JE Fishman from Wendy Hines at Minding Spot.

Snagged from Simon and Schuster’s Galley Grab

The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

Trance by Kelly Meding

The Little Book of Diet Help by Kimberly Willis

I bought:

The Kiss by Katheryn Reines

Flight of the Phoenix by RL LaFevers

Hallow’s Eve by Sarah Diemer

Dead People by Edie Ramer

Meant to Be by Tiffany King

Paradox by Patti Roberts

Bunny Attack! by De Kenyon

The Color of Magic by Terry Prachett (Pre-Ordered)

There were a ton of free books issued and I admit that I went a little bonkers, 25 books, but that’s pretty good since there were over 200 released just for Nook. Thank fully there have not been that many released this week.

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