I blame the internet for my demise. In high school, I started to prefer the warm glow of AOL instant messenger to my book friends, and reading became something I did rarely, if ever. I still like it, but making time for it (and time to go to the library or shelling out money for new books) are just something I don't do as often as I should. But every once in a while, a mood strikes me. I've been in one of those moods the past few weeks so I wanted to share via Steph's linkup.
Flat Out Love has been all over blogland, so I thought I would give it a shot. It was a free download on my Kindle. I knew there was a companion book, but I didn't know what it was about. Honestly I was trying to read a preview when I accidentally downloaded it, but oh well. I thought it was a book written for adults but it seemed very YA, which is fine but not what I wanted. I figured out the schtick of it pretty fast so I did read quickly to see how it was revealed, but overall, I thought the story was kind of silly. I read it in less than a day, though, so if you want something light, then it's... fine.
I've read both Mindy Kaling's and Tina Fey's books, but I want to reread them and then get Amy Poehler's. There's also a library nearby that I really should check out... any suggestions? I seem to like short stories rather than novels, probably because I tend to abandon books for weeks at a time. I'm not much of a fan of chick lit or romance novels, either.
I'm kind of cheating because this isn't a book but I feel like Steph supports rebels. People have suggested that I listen to audiobooks since I have a long commute but again, I'm cheap. I heard about Serial from a few bloggers and I was intrigued. I like listening to people talk while I'm in traffic and it was free and I heard it was addictive. I. am. hooked. Serial is a podcast (easily downloaded on an iPhone) that is telling the story of a murder that took place in 1999. A high school student was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, but the reporter/narrator has taken an interest in the case and explains a new aspect of it in each "episode." (The first one was about an hour, the rest have been around thirty minutes). A new one comes out each week for apparently as long as there's story to tell. The story is told through interviews with witnesses and people close to the victim and the man accused of killing her. If you like Dateline then I totally recommend it. There are a lot of articles about it, too, so if the podcast isn't enough, you can read lots of commentary (and we can discuss because I'm on episode six and I don't know what I think!)