3:30 PM Update (Monica): Patrick Ness, I am sorry to tell you this, but I loathe you. Loathing. Unadulterated loathing, as they say in the song.
Because of you, I'm not only super sad and vaguely teary-eyed, I'm also filled with the need to read The Ask and the Answer. Which, presumably, will make me super sad and teary-eyed ALL OVER AGAIN!
It's a vicious cycle of sorrow.
Seriously, though, what a great book! Well-written, awesome characters, spaceships, and a dog! Granted, the dog doesn't make it through the entire story... but maybe... he'll come back in the sequel? Like some sort of fake-out a la Ian Malcolm in the Jurassic Park novels? We can hope.
Next up, I'm going to be working my way through the rest of Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. I made it halfway before deciding it was freaking me out too much. But since I'm already depressed, I figure I might as well keep the crazy going.
Hope y'all are still having a good time!
3:30 PM Update (Shel): Huh? Wha-what happened. I was Reading Shiver. Grace was kissing Sam and crying at the same time because THIS IS SAM'S LAST YEAR. And then I blinked and two hours had passed. And my poor index finger was smooooshed, holding my place in Shiver.
How could I have already fallen asleep?! We're not even half-way yet. This is not a good sign. If a reader is tempted by sleep early on, forever will it dominate my path as a Jedi. Wait what?
Any way. I am enjoying Shiver, but I think I shall wonder away to do some homework reading for a time. How will I possibly stay awake for that? A central line of coffee, my friends.