Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Teen Tuesday - First Edition.

(If you want more information about Teen Tuesday, please visit www.teentuesday.blogspot.com.)

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. :/



Book Chic said...

Wait, hold up- there were MIXED reviews for Audrey, Wait!?


That book is totally effin' awesome- no question about it. There should not be any bad reviews of it.

The Compulsive Reader said...

I'm gonna have to side with BC on this one. Audrey, Wait! is the epitome of cool! And the cover! Even if the book sucked (which it so doesn't), the cover would be its saving grace! And the contest! Go and check out the voting for the videos people sent in! They're HILARIOUS!

What AP class are you? Literature, or Composition? I've had both, but I never read any of the books you mentioned. Anyways, I decided to be AMBITIOUS and sign up for the discussion on The Count of Monte Cristo at my library for the summer literature discussions. The book is like 3 inches thick, and 1243 pages. With quite small type. Stupid ambition.

Hillary said...

I loved Audrey, Wait!! I thought it was wonderful. Obviously whoever said it was bad had recently had their body taken over by aliens who like to give bad reviews of great books. Well, that's just my theory...

I thought that A Great and Terrible Beauty was okay-ish. It definitely wasn't my favorite. But Rebel Angels was SO much better. I am getting the third one soon, and I'm hoping that it's the best one yet.

Hope. said...

Book Chic - I know! It is like the most wonderful book ever! And then the cover... gahhhh. It's amazing.

The Compulsive Reader - I know. I haven't actually seen the videos for the contest, but I'll have to check them out. Are they on Robin Benway's website? And I'm reading them for my AP American History class. This year we read The Prince by Maciavelli and The Great Gatsby this year, and then we're reading those two over the summer.

Hillary - Thanks for letting me know about A Gret and Terrible Beauty. I wanted to make sure that it was worth reading before I actually finished it. :)


Book Chic said...

Where were these reviews, by the way? I must find them and then yell at them for not realizing how cool and amazing and awesome this book is.