Nov. 19th, 2008

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Doctor Dolittle's Garden Doctor Dolittle's Garden by Hugh Lofting

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars

Doctor Dolittle's Garden occupies an odd spot in the Dolittle series; it's a transitional book, covering the end of the multi-book "entertainment" plot (as I call it) and the Moon plot that followed.

The entertainment plot begins all the way back in the first book of the series, when the Pushmi-Pullyu goes home with the Doctor to help him make money to pay off his debts. It continues with the Dolittle Zoo and Caravan, the Puddleby Pantomime, and the Canary Opera. While the Doctor is, of course, himself always quite uninterested in money and even actively hostile to the concept ("Money! It's a curse."), the essential thrust of the entertainment plot is always how to make more of it.
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I've done a lot of book reviews lately, haven't I?

Hmm. Maybe I have developed a new interest, and hadn't realized it!
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For some reason I'm getting an explosion of friends requests over on GoodReads. I've gotten five or six so far today. None of them are from people I know; some are from authors who are apparently pushing their own books, and who have friended thousands of people.

And I'm not even INTERESTED in their books.

The latest request was from a new member. He has no books, no entries, and no friends. He doesn't even live in a state, just the USA.

I can't help but feel that I'm being exploited somehow! Does anyone know what's going on?


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