This isn’t news. Additional closet space for books has long since been out of the question, but a temporary solution was given when a few of my friends borrowed stacks of books from me. Now that they’ve given me the babies back (gosh I missed my Levithans and Greens…and Zombies!) I have to provide a long-term solution. My shelves in the living room were all full, and there’s no room for another shelf in the house. Book racks wouldn’t be so bad, I think. I’ve piled up all the books on my bunk bed until their new home arrives. :)
Adjustments must be done. I have to “relocate” my wee computer station in the wake of the paperback-invaders’ arrival. Haha! If you’re going to ask, I’m an incurably nocturnal internet user. Since I don’t want to disturb anyone in the house while I surf, I developed a habit of propping up my lappy on a makeshift table (whoa! the scanner-printer) on my bed. Bedroom door shut and headset plugged in, of course. So there…I think the lappy’s going back to the study table until I buy racks.
Not hard to conclude that my bed is practically my bum wonderland, eh?
At first, I didn’t know it’s LGBTQ teen lit; I was just seeking for a good fairytale reimagining that focuses on Disney’s ultimate damsel in distress, something that gives her more valid qualifications to become a legitimate heroine or gives her more calcium in her backbone (well, I sprinkled my version with wee badass-ness by making her wear combat boots and rubber shoes in my blogs—least I can do, alongside flaunting my feminist bit as well as my ‘subtle’ literary dorkdom). The blurb at the back is not that blatant about the sexuality of the title character…on the first read. I guess I should’ve squinted at the words (and the words between the lines).
I find this book interesting, although I think I’d enjoy this more if I took a longer hiatus in my reading marathon after finishing Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. It’s wrong to compare, but with my head still reeling with Zusak’s colorful and poetic narration, I’m finding Lo’s prose a bit lackluster. I wish this TBT hangover will soon fade, its side effects are rippling through my other books. :p Anyway, I’ll post a review about this soon so I’ll zip my mouth about this now.
Ah, the grown up life.
/ramblings and personal blahs