What I’ve Been Reading

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The Hunger Games 17/104, Watch Your Mouth 18/104, Little Brother 19/104

I decided to read The Hunger Games after reading Danielle’s review on Sometimes Sweet. If there’s one thing I love, it’s young adult fiction about teens in a possibly post-apocalyptic dystopian society, and this book had all that in spades. It’s really well written and the story is super engaging, I LITERALLY could not put this book down- I started reading it last Thursday afternoon and stayed up until 2 am Friday morning to finish it. I’m holding my breath until the sequel, Catching Fire, is available for the Kindle.

Watch Your Mouth is a novel by Daniel Handler, the author of The Basic Eight (one of my all-time favorites). I’d never read this one before but I finally got it and idk, I’m not sure that I really liked it. It was definitely interesting but maybe Jewish incest opera just isn’t my genre.

What can I say about Little Brother? Another free book by Cory Doctorow, and again I found myself annoyed. The story itself (gamers vs the Department of Homeland Security) isn’t bad, although I was DECEIVED into thinking it was a book about teens in a possibly post-apocalyptic dystopian society, when really it’s about teens in the current pre-apocalyptic dystopian society, but I found someone the descriptions and explanations of cryptography and internet systems tiresome. Maybe I’m just not enough of a nerd. Also, multiple times girls were described as being h4wt. No. Just no. I also stayed up until 2 am to finish this book, but that was because I didn’t want to have to read it again today.

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