Reactions to Recent Reads 04/14/13

This book is very well written. It has a good shot at winning the Pulitzer this year. It’s critically acclaimed and quite popular. Why couldn’t I get into it?? Whyyyy? This is one of those books that I should like. It fell solidly in the “just okay” column for me.

I was a wreck while reading this! Seriously, so many feelings. So tender, so heartbreaking. Also? I wouldn’t go back to high school for all the tea in China. (Yea, I use that phrase. Even though I don’t drink tea and I’m not 75 years old. Shut up.)

I’ve been watching Pretty Little Liars with my youngest daughter. We recently bought the first four books. As soon as she was done with the first one I grabbed it. I didn’t expect it to be quite as enjoyable as it was. It was nice being able to compare notes with my kidlet as well.
Does it drive anyone else bonkers that her finger doesn’t hit the middle of her lips?Β 

32 thoughts on “Reactions to Recent Reads 04/14/13

  1. I loved The Yellow Birds, but I totally know what you mean about books that you feel you should love. I've started Wolf Hall no less than four times because it has my name written up, down and all over it, but I haven't been able to get more than a third through (and I very rarely leave books unfinished).


  2. My sister is hooked on PLL and I have no idea what she's talking about. But I love the Mean Girls gif πŸ™‚ I haven't read Yellow Birds yet, but I want to, and I couldn't help but noticing that your current read is Amity and Sorrow – I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on that!


  3. You've really piqued my curiosity about The Yellow Birds, even though you didn't really connect with it, and Eleanor and Park. Love all the images!


  4. I've been hearing some great things about ELEANOR AND PARK. I can see another book purchase in my future, like I need another one. LOL.I hate those books that others love and think is the next thing since sliced bread. Invariably, I either don't \”get\” them or find something that just leaves me feeling rather uninterested.


  5. I've had my eye on The Yellow Birds and so am glad you liked it! I recently started watching Pretty Little Liars too. I'm on the second season. It's addicting, although sometimes I wonder why I watch it. LOL I am glad the books are good! I wondered about that.


  6. I follow pretty little liars series. Love it – and yes I've noticed her finger πŸ™‚ I am not sure if I should read the books, though…


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