Welcome back! Did everyone have a nice weekend? I sure did. I spent some quality time with my nephews (I forgot how much fun sledding is), caught up on some sleep, reading and house work.
Last week I did something that I don’t do very often-I gave up on a book. My stack of “To Read” is growing at an alarming pace and this book just wasn’t holding my interest. I am glad I gave it up because I was able to finish Nightschool vol.2 by Svetlana Chmakova (another total cliffhanger ending!), Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Material by Rosalind Wiseman, and Undead Much by Stacey Jay.
Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Material is by the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, the book that inspired the movie Mean Girls (which, by the way, is a great movie). The cover is a bit weird and makes it seem like the book is a girly romance, which it isn’t. There is definitely a little romance involved, but mostly it is about a girl trying to shed the mean girls of her past and redefine herself in high school. It deals with racism and hazing and doing the right thing. I really enjoyed Charlie and her friends.
I finally got around to Undead Much by Stacey Jay. I really love Megan Berry, Zombie Settler extraordinaire and this second adventure does not disappoint. Megan is smart, pretty, and can kick some major undead behind, but she is haunted by her past. Someone is out to get her, her mom is keeping a major secret, she is stressing about taking things slow with her boyfriend, and there is a new breed of undead searching just for Megan. Phew! What a week! There is an awesome surprise ending that guarantees another installment in the series. Yay!
This week I would like to wrap up Outlaw: the Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee and All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab (I have high hopes for finding a debut author that I like). I also need to plan my reading list for my mini vacation this weekend. Hmmm, so many choices.
Don’t forget about video games tomorrow after school. I bought Wii Resort! Happy Reading