Today I dropped by the library and picked up the readergirlz pick for this month, Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies). I’m only a few pages in but I like it so far. I’ve gotten away from YA lit and that’s a shame as it brings me fond memories and a lot of times it’s better than the other stuff. In the past couple of years I’ve really enjoyed Rachel Cohn’s Gingerbread and Dyan Sheldon’s Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Lola Cepp is my alter ego, you see. (Even though her parents gave her my sister’s name, if a bit misspelled.)
I’ll be writing more about the book as I read and finish it. My reading goals for 2006 were to read 26 books, which I surpassed, and to keep a list of them, which I did. To keep up with that rate, I’m a bit behind. I need to read 5 books in the next week to catch up. That’s not going to happen. Two might be achievable, though.
When I was at the library looking for Justina Chen Headley, I looked at the YA paperbacks. G is right next to H, and so I stumbled on many, many books by Chris Golden, who is both an excellent author and a nice guy (and, for the record, should really not make phone calls while he’s driving – nor should anyone else). I was tempted to snatch up as many of Chris’s books as I could carry but then I realized the library loan period is 3 weeks, and I’m just not going to finish all the books of his they had in that time.
So I said, “Self, it’s the library. They’ll still be here. You can read his books later.” And believe me, I will.
And now it’s time for me to go to bed. More soon!