I've been a bad bad blogger. I've neglected my poor blog and even my husband is telling me that I need to update. I didn't realize he was such a fan. (Hi honey!) I don't know what it is, if it's the illnesses running around the house, or whatever, but I've been running dry on topics to post about. I've also been bad at checking out other blogs. I hope to have time today to make some blog rounds and say "Hi!" and see what everybody is up to.
I have been on a really good reading streak. I've picked up some GREAT books lately. The last book that I read was Paper Towns by John Green. This book has so many strengths including humor, wit, and John Green knows how to end a chapter in a way that makes you want to read more. He also uses comparison and contrast in a masterful way: mirrors and windows, circles and lines/string. You'll have to read it to see what I'm talking about. It's brilliant the way he uses them.
I'm currently reading Unwind by Neal Shusterman. WOW! I hope to finish it this week. It has had my heart clenched since page 1. It's clever, well-thought out and smart. I'll probably share more about it when I'm done. But for now let me just say "WOW!" My only caution is that it deals heavily with abortion issues. So, if you are sensitive to that topic, this may not be the book for you. However, if you can look past the issues and focus on the story, it's dark, chilling but very well told!
For those of you who are up for a good read, but don't know what to pick up, I came across this great site on Twitter. It's called Flash Light Worthy books. Click here and you can browse their suggestions.
OK, I'm off to do some blog surfing, revising my current WIP and then house cleaning.
So tell me. What are you reading?