Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Teen Tuesday - First Edition [Hope].

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. :/


1 comment:

Chelsie said...

This Lullaby was the very first Sarah Dessen book I read, and I loved it so much I have read it multiple times (which I never do, unless it's a Harry Potter book or something similarly popular). And Dexter is just so adorable!

I have Audrey, Wait! on my bookshelf and now that you've talked about it I really really want to read it... maybe when I get done with Fireworks.

And I LOVE fictional guys... they are just so scrumptious and unreal and it just makes me so happy to know that such guys exist, even if they happen to be fake and made-up... It gives me something to look for, which is possibly why I have such high standards... Although I have to say, my boyfriend is nothing at all like Dexter... Which is very sad =(

And about A Great and Terrible Beauty, I recommended it to a friend and she couldn't get into it either... she had no idea why me and my other friend Lara were always talking about wanting it made into a movie. She thought it absolutely sucked. But then she got completely hooked... and she could not put it down! I hope that's what happens with you, too because I'd hate to see you disappointed...

As far as summer reading, there's nothing absolutely required but there's a brand new book club at our school, so the reading for the summer is Life As We Knew It (which I've read) and the book for September is it's sequel, The Dead and the Gone, which I would have read anyways because Life As We Knew It is an amazing book!

And how could I NOT be anxiously awaiting Breaking Dawn?! I'm going to the B&N masquerade ball release party... me and all the other members of the book club, as far as I know =D It's going to be so fun. Are you going to any release parties?

Well I gotta go catch the bus (unlike you, I still have a half a day of school left... =P)


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