It’s a very special Monday–Spring Break Monday–which means that I am sneaking in a quick post in between car inspections, tire rotations, and a bathroom remodel.
Last week I neglected my favorite day of my blogging week but for good reasons; I am now a GREAT aunt! Between the arrival of a new baby and three classes of seniors researching in the library for the last two weeks I am “knackered” (to quote the characters from one of my favorite reads these past two weeks). So, here is my reading report for the last two weeks:
Books I finished:
Yes, this is a big one–Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. And, I really enjoyed it. Granted it was full of horror and ghosts and gore, all of the things I try my hardest to avoid. I was completely captured, however and promptly passed it on to as many patrons as I could find. I even included it in my Romeo and Juliet book talk, likening the star-crossed Anna and Cas to Shakespeare’s quintessential teen lovers.
P.S.– apparently Stephenie Meyer is producing a film adaptation of Blake’s gothic romance.
I also read Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray. I enjoyed this contemporary re-make of Ophelia’s experiences growing up in the midst of Elsinore’s family drama, but I found myself feeling detached to the heroine rather than empathetic in the end.
And finally, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith (sigh). Confession: Sears has commercial called “Connecting Flights,” a spoof on the romantic comedy flick. But, every time I see it , I am secretly wishing that it really were a film! The trailer begins with two professional bloggers who meet in the airport when their flights have been cancelled, thus ensuing a comedy of errors-adventure, resulting in true love. This book is that movie, but better! Jen talks about her thoughts regarding the emotional layers to this book, and I absolutely agree.
And now I must shamelessly scour the internet for any reports of an upcoming film adaptation…
Books I’m reading:
The Forrest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. This series has been sitting on my TBR shelf for about a year now, but I’m really enjoying it. It has a definite M. Nnight Shyamalan’s The Village feel to it. My mind has already robed all of the characters in mustard yellow and bright red.
Books to read:
It’s Monday! What are you reading?