Coming off of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, I was not prepared to suffer through another book that didn't engage me fully, so Dava Sobel's new The Glass Universe became my first Did Not Finish casualty of the year. I want to say for the record that there isn't anything wrong with the book, it just wasn't interesting to me. I was excited to learn a little something about astronomy, but the book felt too dry, and I found myself wandering away.
I'm in love with Carrying Albert Home about Hickman's (author of Rocket Boys which the film October Sky was based on) parents taking a road trip in the early 1930s to return Albert, an alligator present from Buddy Ebsen (Jed Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies) to the author's mother, to Florida. It's a tall tale adventure, and it's the perfect book to listen to. I adore it.