readergirlz pick #1 and miscellaneous ramblings

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!

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  1. I am pleased to hear that you like Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) so far. The beginning is such a great lead-in for the story. I don’t think I’d be comfortable with someone trying to read my belly button.

    Come on back to YA, Kiba. The water’s fine.

    Have you read the second and third CC books yet? Shrimp is a cute follow-up, and Cupcake ROCKS because it feels really real.

    Yes, I can totally see you in Lola and vice-versa. As you know, I loved the first book and hand-sold it like crazy. My Perfect Life was surprisingly different – good, but different, as it was heavier, more dramatic, a different character POV making it more realistic and less comedic than Queen. Confessions of a Hollywood Star was all right, recapturing the tone of Queen, but I wanted MORE for Lola – BETTER than her grasping at straws as she tried to be in the movie.

    Have you read Sheldon’s Janet books (two, though they were just republished as one)? Cute, diary format, British.

    Have you read Sheldon’s Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America? That was okay, not quite Queen, but in that spirit. I really like the new cover (more than the original hardcover art) because she’s reading. Yes, I might like this cover more than I liked the book.

    Last but not least, never least, the most to say the least, Chris! I hope you do get the chance to borrow all of those pretty Golden books from the library. 🙂

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