Saturday, October 9, 2010

Love, Stargirl

Having found and loved Stargirl at the library, I thought that I would enjoy Love, Stargirl just as much. So, after listening to about three chapters of HP and the Goblet of Fire, I read Love, Stargirl. It was fantastic! Just as good as the first. Jerry Spinelli has this way of drawing a reader into Stargirls world and making them cheer for her.

The quirky, offbeat characters were just one of the many things that I loved about this book. It was funny, sad, and so many other things rolled into one. It took on teen love without making it seem dopey or cliched. It looked at the fact that teenagers can and do feel this amazing pull in them for other people. That they can fall in love, fall out of love, get hurt, make amends, heal, and do so many other things that adults don't give them credit for.

Overall, I cannot recommend this book enough for people of any age.

Have now started reading Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy and will probably do The Austere Academy next.

Harry Potter

So, after a long night last night babysitting for some friends, I was wondering if I was going to be able to pop out of bed this morning to start the readathon on time. But thanks to my lovely phone blaring The Pretender by the Foo Fighters and my friend coffee, I was up and at em in time. I started reading Love, Stargirl and have read about 20 pages so far, but decided that for a bit, until my head is completely awake, I am going to listen to Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.

I love all the HP books. They are just fantastic! So far, I am really digging Love, Stargirl as well. I think that I will finish that one quickly but already have a feeling I'll like it. Anyway, hope you are all enjoying the readathon so far!

More updates later :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

24 Hour Readathon List

So, last week, I mentioned that I am going to do the 24 hour readathon on the 9th. I'm not promising that I will read the entire 24 hours. I do need sleep after all. But I'll try to read as long as I can. This is the list of books I've decided on for this readathon:

* Charlie Bone and The Invisble Boy
* Charlie Bone and The Shadow
* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Audiobook)
* Stealing Harriet
* Sisterchicks Down Under
* Sisterchicks in Gondolas
* Love, Stargirl
* Life, Libby and the Pursuit of Happiness
* The Devil Wears Prada
* The Austere Academy