Vacation, vacation, vacation, vacation! Also: vacation.
I am not at Jay Pritchett levels of luxury or anything, but I did wind up taking super long naps every day since Wednesday. You know, not to brag or anything.
(Okay, okay. A little bragging.)
Anyway, this week, I have some appointments so it may be a while before I can get to that nap level again. Oh well.
I may post about being on vacation every week, just so you’re all forewarned. Did you know school doesn’t start until August? Oh, this is just delightful.
Last week, I posted:
- Z is for Zippy #AtoZChallenge
- In before the end of the week: April 2017 Wrap Up
- Picking Favorites: Sara Zarr, Carolyn Mackler, Harry Potter, AND Rick Riordan?
Last week, I read:
I listened to the audiobook and found the narrator’s breathy delivery annoying and distracting (though not annoying enough to stop listening–take that as you may).
The story does pick up at the end and I really enjoy Pinmei as a heroine, but I found the story slow to start and I kept being confused by who some of the characters were. Everything comes together nicely in the end, for sure, and I love the focus on the importance of stories. I am also glad to know that immortality does not equal invincibility. However, all in all, I just found this okay.
Well, that was just delightful. There’s a timeless quality to this book. Even though it was written in 1968, it still feels very *now*. The voice is distinct and fresh, and I was immediately immersed in the world.
I like that the book is broken up into five acts, and that it’s set up to follow the course of a summer. There’s some class stuff here that goes largely unexamined but works within the context of the novel. And the romance was a little distant for me. (Which is to say I’m not sure I ship it.) However, I did buy into Shannon’s angst about the whole thing, so on that level it totally worked.
In conclusion, Shannon is a hot mess and I am here for it.
So this was super cute and funny and made me laugh. Out loud even.
Currently, I’m reading:
I have indeed started An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. I like it so far, though it is a little more romance-y than I was expecting based on the prologue. (This is not necessarily a bad thing, btw. Just means I need to recalibrate my expectations a bit.)
Happy reading, everyone!