What are you currently reading?
The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
White Apples and the Taste of Stone by Donald Hall
What did you just finish reading?
Getting over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald
Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
What do you think you’ll read next?
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton–A reread, but it’s up next for book club.
I put Cinder by Marissa Meyer on hold, but I’m 11 people back, so we’ll see how long it takes to get it. I keep seeing everyone talk about that series, so I can’t resist any longer.
Because a lot of the bloggers I follow are much younger than I am, a lot of the reviews I see tend to be YA or NA. Which is fantastic for me, because those are not genres that would otherwise make it on to my radar otherwise. I have so many classic and “adult” lit stacked up and listed for me to read, I would never get around to reading books written for the younger generations.
Now, there are a lot of people out there who think that because a book is classified as Young Adult, anyone over 20 has no business reading it. I just shake my head at all those naysayers. I am reading more and more from this group as I see the reviews pop up, mixing it in with the “regular” books I read. They are just as well written, thought out, etc. as any adult fiction. The characters are just younger. Every once in awhile I will come across one I don’t relate to, or that is awkward, but I find that in adult fiction too. And sometimes I will shake my head at how the teens talk. But that’s real life, lol…
Comes with being 27 on Tumblr!
Anyway, I should probably talk about this book huh?
This was definitely brain candy for me, it only took a few hours to read. But I really liked the premise. I saw a review for it a week or so ago, and while I can’t remember who wrote it, I remember the blogger saying that she was expecting it to be just another girl drama where she trails after the boy. I kind of knew what to expect from that review, and I won’t spoil it too much for you. Just know that this isn’t your typical teen romance. I did get a little frustrated with how she handles her friends, and how some of the situations went down….but again, I’m a 27 year old looking in on a 17 year old. So….hindsight is 20/20 kind of thing I guess. I am no longer in high school, dealing with girl drama. (THANK GOD FOR THAT.)
Really just a great, quick YA/NA read.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
“And that’s what he is: a toxin. A chemical. An addictive substance wrapped up in magnificent cheekbones and a devastating smile.”
–Abby McDonald, Getting over Garrett Delaney
I’m totally loving this book so far. It’s just what it needs to be–just the right amount of teenage angst, with the perfect voice.