Life As I Know It
I also just signed up for an account on GoodReads, so come find me and check out my very eclectic taste in books! And that segues us very nicely into the next section:
Books- Here there be spoilers
So, it just recently occurred to me that having a Kindle means instant reading gratification, and I've been reading a lot. I just wish there was some sort of app or something that I could use to scan my existing books into the e-reader. Or if Amazon provided you with the Kindle version when you buy the hard copy, so I could go back and forth. Because I'm always going to prefer the actual book, but the e-reader means instant book and easier to transport book, so I want both. Amazon, make that happen.
Anywhozzle, the book I want to talk about this week is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
I have never identified so hard with a main character. I mean, other than the identical twin, bipolar dad, and absent mom, we could be the same person. Except I would know better than to turn in a piece of fanfiction for a writing class, just saying.
Fangirl is really a coming-of-age story, focusing on main character Cather learning to live a life apart from her twin, Wren, and away from home in her first year of college. Fairly basic stuff. There's of course the boy troubles, and the peer pressure, and the "why binge drinking is bad for you" bits. Rowell's voice is what sets this apart and her choice to tell the story by relating events in Cather's life through her fanfiction (in the fictional "Simon Snow" universe, a Harry Potter-esque set of books about a magic school that I now want to read even though they don't exist. -.-). I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I do have to say it didn't feel like there was much of a plot. There was no real climax to the story. I kind of felt like it was building towards Cather meeting her mom for the first time in over a decade, that there would be some emotional resolution there, but when it happened, while it was certainly a difficult moment for Cather, that was the extent of it. And then it was over. That was the way with most of the difficulties she encountered in the story. There was some build up, it happened, it ended, no big deal. It didn't really feel like anything got resolved, except the standard coming-of-age bit, with Cather learning to come out of her shell and be her own person apart from Wren.
That being said, if you read and/or write fanfiction like me, it was still a lot of fun to read. If you don't read and/or write fanfiction, I don't think you'd really get it. But I'll happily explain anything you have questions on.
I need book rec's. What books have you been loving lately?
TV- Moar spoilers!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.- An inflatable raft. Really? Really? If it had been a small hole, maybe, but really?
Also, there was some fangirl squeeing at the super special secret end scene, but they kind of hyped that up way too much. I love Nick Fury and all, but chill out already. It would have been so much better if they'd kept it quiet. Although I am sad Coulson doesn't get his fish tank. I love Coulson. And I want to see more Agent May. So, chilly down on the hype, and more Agent May and Coulson, okay?
Castle- Okay, I knew he wasn't going to die, and that sort of takes away a lot of the suspense. Also, I'm not loving the Attorney General gig. I miss Ryan and Esposito being a part of the team. I know they were still in it, but in a sort of bit part. I'm hoping Beckett gets sick of the political machinations, punches a senator in the face, and goes back to New York. And then Ryan and Esposito are technically in charge, because she's the low man on the totem pole again. That would be fun.
Once Upon A Time- So. Many. Plotholes. I like the show, but my suspension of disbelief only goes so far.
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