Books I’ve Been Dating/Am About to Date- April 23rd, 2013Posted: April 23, 2013
Hi Pals and Pallerinas!
I know I’ve been the worst about updating. It’s true I’ve been busy like whoa nelly, but it’s not JUST that I’ve been busy like whoa nelly. I’ve also just found myself halfway through a lot of books and in order to report a date, I got to finish the sucker. But I have not been finishing suckers. I’m the worst girl in the west, it’s true.
Still I didn’t want to go too long without updating, so I thought it would be good to do a quick rundown on what I’ve been reading. Rundown, start running.
WOOL by Hugh Howey
I read this after I found out about the misogyny scandal, I really am the worst girl in the west. But I didn’t read it BECAUSE of the misogyny scandal, I’m not the wickedest witch, I read because Justin Cronin and Ernest Cline wrote love letter blurbs. It’s about people who live underground in big underground structures called silos in post-apocalypse times and start to find out SECRETS about STUFF. It’s good. It’s not THE PASSAGE and READY PLAYER ONE good. Just regular good. A little less knowing Howey is really comfortable calling women bitches on his blog.
MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin
Jim Gavin’s debut collection of short stories all about Californian men. I’ve read two stories and I’m a little in love. If this books stays good, we’re going to have a winner,winner chicken dinner.
STARSTRUCK by Rachel Shukert
Because I am obsessed with Rachel Shukerts recaps of SMASH on Vulture (and may or may not be obsessed with Smash.) They are crazy funny, like they’re actually crazy and that’s what makes them funny. So I had to read her YA novel about young Hollywood starlets of the 30′s. So far it’s very well researched and feels properly grounded in fact and history but I miss the high-octane humor of Shukert’s Vulture writing. I hope it kicks in soon.
(NOTE: Just finished. IT DID. So excited to review soon!)
THE RADLEYS by Matt Haig
The other day Cheryl Strayed posted this piece by Matt Haig and I liked it so I made THE RADLEYS, a literary novel about that’s apparently about suburban British vampires my next audiobook. We’ll see what’s up