A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

147. The Lonely Existence of Asteroids and Comets by Mark Weakland

The Lonely Existence of Asteroids and Comets            

by Mark Weakland. Illustrated by Carlos Aon.

Graphic Library

Rating: None
Capstone Press
On a dark night as you watch the sky with your friends, a rock with a fiery tail shoots across the sky. A comet! Asteroids and comets hurtle through space, sometimes a
 little too close to Earth. But did you know that they are linked to life on this planet? From the asteroid Ceres to Halley’s comet, blast into space and enter the lonely existence of asteroids and comets.

Reading Level: 3-4
Interest Level: 3-9
Lexile Level: 890L
ATOS Level: 5.8
AR Points: 0.5
AR Quiz Number: 148590
Early Intervention Level: 25

ISBN: 9781429679879 / 1-4296-7987-5
Publisher: Capstone Press
Copyright: 2012
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Page Dimensions: 7 x 9
Binding: Paperback

Reading Notes:  I can't give this book a proper review because of my personal bias.  I am an Intelligent Design believing Christian and this book is full of the Big Bang theory and the theory of Evolution.  As a Catholic we are allowed to, and many do, believe in evolution as long as we believe that the Creator breathed the soul of life into man, at some point.  I won't get into my personal beliefs but I just found this book annoying with it's millions of billions of years ago and theories stated as facts.  Only once did they say "some" scientists believe.  And why discuss evolution in a book about asteroids and comets, is beyond me.  The author tries to make his connection but it was weak as far as I was concerned.  The above are my thoughts, not a review.  The book may be a highly valuable source from a Random Design point of view, I wouldn't know or care.

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