The second two books I read were both new. What Dreams May Come and Let it Snow. The first was a confusing one, but a book I really liked. The main character dies in the beginning and is sent to heaven where he discovers his wife has gone to hell. Now, I was one of the only members of the book club I go to who liked it a lot, but their issues made sense. There's far too much scientific explanation and not enough imagination going on and half the time it felt like I was reading a thesis on the afterlife. I kept reading anyway, the ebb and flow of the story did get going and often I found it hard to stop reading. It's a great book, though, no matter what's weak about it, I'm glad I read it. so, why did I not read Agent 6 right after The Secret Speech? I wanted to read Let it Snow. I'd been saving this for the dead of winter, a few days before Christmas, and thank god for it. It worked perfectly. Let it Snow is all about three parallel young adult stories stuck in a snowbound town. It's funny, witty and it has awesome characters. Not only that, all three stories are unique and it's so satisfying to learn about other characters from different story lines. Christmas is the ideal time to read it, but who cares? Go get it.
Updates on what I read this January and February TBRs follow next month. I'm trying to find a balance between blogging about both reading and writing, and since I've been reading so much these days and have been blogging so little about reading compared to writing, I think it's a fair trade off. Reading and writing, it's all about the same thing: books. Next week's post will be about writing. I can start editing my novel tomorrow (excited!) and I'm going to talk a bit about it. Reviews still go up every Friday, a streak I'm keen to continue. Keep at it, people, with whatever you're doing.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Last Stop: This Town' by Eels
- 'Flyswatter' by Eels
- 'Dirty Girl' by Eels
- '3 Speed' by Eels
- 'Mistakes of My Youth' by Eels
- 'In My Dreams' by Eels
- 'Guest List' by Eels
- 'Susan's House' by Eels
- 'Still' by Daughter
- 'Worldwide' by Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band