June?! Seriously? That was the last time I wrote in this? Ugh..see what had happened was…
Ok fine, I suck! But then again it’s not like anyone reads this. So it’s kind of like catching up with an old friend. Hi! How have you been? Anyways..lets get this post started!
So I titled this post bookworm. Haha! Guess what? I’m not one. You would think someone as introverted as myself would be, but I’m not. To tell you the truth I hate reading unless I have to. I’m actually embarrassed about this. I never picked up the love for reading as a child. Reading makes me sleepy. I find it boring and tedious. I had my eyes checked and the optometrist told me I have a slight lazy eye, and she bets reading makes me tired. Well she was right! Maybe that’s why I hate it. I’ve mentally associated reading with the body’s natural reaction to boredom. Never noticed my lazy eye? Good.
I am also embarrassed to mention that of the few books I’ve actually read for leisure, most were of ‘adult’ nature. I guess I’m some sort of closet perv. Who knew. I bet you’re curious what books I have under my belt. So here are the ones I can remember: My Horizontal Life; Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea; Chelsea Chelsea, Bang Bang; Confessions of a Video Vixen, Hot Gimmick (Manga counts!), the Fifty Shades of Grey series (all within a week!), and Wicked (yes, there are adult references in that one, too).
Wicked, took me FOREVER to finish. Probably because it dealt with politics. Oz politics, but still politics. Another issue I find boring. Geez, I don’t read or like politics. I feel like an idiot compared to the rest of society. Oh wait! I DID read a non-sexual book. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. My intentions were good. I thought it would be a non-sexual book I could put under my belt, but the ending came out of nowhere and ruined what I thought would be innocent.
It never crossed my mind to read any of the Harry Potter series, Twilight series, or Lord of the Rings series. Even AFTER liking all the movies.
I wanted to read Hunger Games after watching it, but I couldn’t do it. I ended up getting the audio version of the series (lame, I know).
ANYWAYS..I’ve started a new book! As far as I know, there shouldn’t be any ‘adult’ references. Here’s why: It’s a Young Readers book. Apparently, the only non-sexual books that piqué my interest aren’t on par with normal adult reading levels. So I’m either a perv or an idiot. Yikes.
Curious about my new book? It’s call The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. It was the book cover that drew me to it (and yes, I do this to new people in my life…I’m a people watcher, get over it). Anyways, it’s similar to Gregory Maguire books that show a different view of an existing story (Like how Wicked is about the Wicked Witch and her life growing up in Oz). The School for Good and Evil references famous Fairy Tales and how to become Good or Evil so you can be famous. For instance, Snow White was once a student at the Good tower and took courses for speaking to animals, how to smile, etc. The witch that poisoned her was a student at the Evil tower who took courses in uglification.
I enjoy it.