I've read lots of good books in the past week. I haven't been able to read as much as I wanted to, even though it is summer, however. I have a good excuse - it's my brother's birthday so we had to clean the house for his party. :p
I have read This Lullaby by the great and wonderful Sarah Dessen, though, and absolutely LOVED it. :) I had only heard great things about it and it definitely didn't disappoint me. The only thing it made me want was a boyfriend as sweet as Dexter that would sing me songs and play the guitar! :)
After reading This Lullaby, I read Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway. I had heard mixed reviews of this book and didn't know what I was going to think of it, but I loved it to death. I actually want to go and re-read it right now. Again. After I just finished it yesterday. After reading Audrey, Wait! it made me really want a guy like James who didn't care if my ex-boyfriend wrote a song about me that just-so-happened to make me famous. And that he didn't mind that the paparazzi would raid us on our dates and make us get stuck in a music store manager's office...
Which is going to lead me to a little rant here: Why are guys in books so much better than the ones in real life? I mean, come on. Would someone like Dexter, a disorganized musician in a band, in real life be attracted to a Remy, organized and a control freak? Uhm. Probably not. So why do guys in books have to be so much better?! I want a guy from a book. Now. If someone finds one, please send him to me! :p lol.
But, anywho, I'm trying to get through A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray right now. I've heard lots of great things about it, but I haven't been able to get into to too good. I'm around page one hundred and fifty -- does it get better from here? I'm going to try and finish it - I hate when I don't finish a book - but I just can't get into it. It's odd.
I'm also reading Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr (who also wrote Cat's Cradle) for my history class. I'm in the AP class and we meet three times over the summer. We're reading two novels - Slaughterhouse Five and 1984 by George Orwell. Have any of you read these? If so, what did you think of them?
What is on everybodys summer reading lists? Do you have required reading for school? Most of you are probably anxiously awaiting Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the Twilight series. I know I am. Only fifty-one more days. :))
And I do realize there are no pictures on here like Chelsie and Megan have, and I do apologize. There will be pictures next week. I just have to get to sleep -- I'm failing asleep writing this. :/