Holy Moley, there is sunshine! What a difference a little spring weather makes on my mood.This is a treat, especially after a lovely and relaxing long weekend (my birthday present to myself:)). I had plenty of time on my hands to read and I spent the weekend alternating between short stories in Zombies vs. Unicorns and The Throne of Fire, book two in the Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan.
My favorite short story so far? Children of the Revolution by Maureen Johnson. This creepy little tale was a pleasant surprise because she is not known for Fantasy/Sci-Fi writing. She writes chick lit (Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes and Suite Scarlett are just two of her delightfully zombie-free novels). It was fun to discover her darker (and possibly disturbed side?) The story in a nutshell: Young college student foolishly follows a guy to England to work on an organic farm. Organic farm=hell on earth, guy=deadbeat. Determined to get herself out of this jam, desperate girl takes a job babysitting a famous (and totally wacko) actress’ children. Everyone knows celebrity kids are different, right? Pick up Zombies vs Unicorns to find out how different. Very cool story.
As for The Throne of Fire, Rick Riordan is truly a master of mythology! Carter and Sadie Kane are back in action trying to save the world from Chaos. Hopefully I will finish it today or tomorrow and have a review ready this week.
This week in the last Teen Pizza Pagers meeting of the school year. We will be enjoying Dewey’s Pizza and discussing Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I am anxious to hear what they thought of this book. I read it a while back and recently finished the other two books in the series. I’ll keep you posted.
Stop back tomorrow for Top Ten Tuesday. This week is Jerks in Literature.