Saturday, October 24, 2009

Readathon: Update 7

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.


  1. Wow, what a book, huh?

    Hope you are enjoying the rest of the read-a-thon!

  2. Okay I need to maybe NOT read this book today! It's sitting in my ReadaThon pile but maybe I'll stick to happier lit. Happy Reading!

  3. Yeah, the Uber!Depressing is maybe not the best way for keeping yourself motivated.

    On the other hand, it *is* a legitimately good book....

    So many factors to take into play when reading! Who knew it was so complicated!?



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