Whew! I started reading at 7pm and have been reading for 5 hours! Here’s what I’ve been up to:
Then I decided to take a walk since it was still a nice evening, so I put the first disc of the audiobook of Sarah Dessen’s What Happened to Goodbye on my phone and went out for a stroll. Then I came back inside and used the rest of the disc to do my nails, in preparation for the wedding I’m attending tomorrow.
Beautiful. Anyway, I’m enjoying the book so far! I have only read one other Sarah Dessen book actually–I don’t know why, because I like contemporary YA lit generally, and I liked the other one I read (Someone Like You). I’m excited to continue this one tomorrow on my drive to and from the wedding. I listened to 1 disc of this. Amazon says the book has 432 pages, and this has 9 discs, so we’ll call this the equivalent of 48 pages.
Then I read Invincible Iron Man Volume 5: Stark Resilient by Matt Fraction. I admit I’m a bit of a Johnny-Come-Lately to Iron Man–I hadn’t even heard of the character before the first movie came out, but I thoroughly enjoyed the movies and have been loving Matt Fraction’s Invincible Iron Man comics. Now I’m mad that volume 6 is checked out 😦 I especially love that Pepper Potts gets to be such a hero in the comics too! Go Pep! Anywho, this was 128 pages.
Finally, I made some popcorn and fired up my Kindle to read the first Pretty Little Liars book by Sara Shepherd. I have an ambivalent attitiude about all these teen Mean Girls books–I love the movie Mean Girls, obviously, and I like the wicked sense of humor some of these books bring to the genre–eg Gossip Girl. Some of them just read like Lucky magazine with notes written in the margin by horrible people–eg The Clique. For me, Pretty Little Liars was sort of in the middle. Not as biting as GG but not as inane and boring as The Clique. It ends on a total cliffhanger though; the kind of infuriating cliffhanger that isn’t even really an ending to a book. (The first Vampire Diaries book pulled that shenanigans too and now books 1 & 2 are printed in the same volume, because book 1 lacks an actual ending.) Anyway, so I finished reading it and literally said “WHAT’ aloud to my cat, who has no information regarding A’s identity. (Ugh, why do I even keep him around?) Now I kind of want to read the second dumb book so I can find out who A is, GOD. Or I could just read the Wikipedia entry… we’ll see. For now, I’ve read at least 304 pages about those lovely small mendicants. And I definitely get why these fly off the shelves at the library–teens obviously have to get the next book ASAP because I bet none of these have actual endings! I’m onto you, Sara Shepherd
(In the time it took me to upload this photo of my cat, I moseyed over to my library’s website to see if our digital copy of Flawless, aka PLL #2 was available… it was. I downloaded it. Am I going to have to read all of these now?! Infuriating.)