I stayed up until 3 in the morning last night, sadly not a record for me, in order to finish up some homework for another site I take part in called reviewsin5.com. We just finished up our month long reviews of Harry Potter and are now diving into reviews for Cate Blanchet! I'm excited because I love her!
Anyways, I stayed up late and now am at work ready to pass out! I figured the longer I put off doing any actual work, the more likely that eventually my caffeine will kick in. So I thought I would take part in this weeks Blog Hop hosted by crazy for books.
This weeks request was:
Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can't wait to dig into!"
I actually had to think about this one for a moment because I have recently spent an obscene amount of money on books. Our local Borders has just closed and they were having their "Going Out Of Business" Sale and I got a little carried away. I'm not proud of it. In fact I've been beating myself up for it this entire week.
But what is done is done.
Anyway, I had a lot of books to choose from and to be honest there are quite a few that I can't wait to dig into. But there is one imparticular that stands out and it is...
I can't wait to dig into this one for two reasons.
One being that it is really short and I am shockingly behind in my reading for the year, so short books are my friends right now!
The other reasons is that I am so in awe of the idea behind this book.
Basically it is set up like a dictionary with one entry, per letter, ranging from A to Z. Some entries are only a word, while others are longer then a page. From what I understand the entries are abstract, tender, humorous, poignant, and endearing.
I have heard nothing but rave refuse for this book but at the same time I remain skeptical.
How? How can he possibly be able to tell a true love story within such a limited structure?
It isn't possible! Is it?
If there was ever an author that could pull it off, I can see it being David Levithan. So I am very intrigued by the idea behind this story and very excited to see what Levithan does with it.
Now, on a side note!
I am going to issue myself a challenge.
Starting tomorrow, July 30th, and running through September 3rd, I am going to read and review 25 books!
I have to! I simply have to! It is the only way I am going to get back on track for my reading schedule this year. I signed on to read111 books and I fully intend to read 111 books IF IT'S THE LAST THING I DO!
Now, this wont be easy! In fact, it is completely crazy to even think it is possible, but I just have to do it. And by challenging myself to review each book I've read, my trusty followers will be able to hold me accountable through out this next month!
5 WEEKS : 35 DAYS : 25 BOOKS
here goes nothing......