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The POV That Did Not Need To Be

Confession time: I just finished reading Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter. I wasn’t planning to finish it when I started, but I ended up really enjoying the writing. Sure, this novel was less of a twist on Alice in Wonderland and more Twilight meets zombies, but I enjoyed it. I was rating the book on Goodreads when I saw book “1.5” in the series, a 5 page ebook available on the author’s blog called Cole…Meet Ali. It retells the story of Ali (the “Alice” of the story) meeting Cole (the love interest) from Cole’s perspective. 

To be honest, this was one of the worst things I’ve read in a really, really long time. It was like super bad fan-fiction, but worse because it came straight from the author. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry while reading it. Cole was annoying enough when it was just Ali’s POV, but his POV is laughably dramatic and angsty. However, it was the “discussion” about home schooling (and the author’s continual use of the word “homeschool”) that finally did it for me. I just have to share this dialogue.

“Say the word and I will get us signed up for homeschool.” Bronx moves in beside me.  “I want out of this hellhole sooner rather than later.”

“Dude.  Shut your stupid mouth hole.”  Frosty punches Bronx in the shoulder. 

“Mouth hole?” I ask.

“There are no chicks in homeschool,” Frosty explains.

“I’m with Bronx,” I say.  Homeschool wouldn’t be so bad.  This is my last first day of high school, and I’m already over it. 

 

Me:

 

 Full the short story in its full glory – http://members.genashowalter.com/profiles/blogs/cole-meet-ali 

 

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Laura

I have made an amazing discovery. My favorite movie, Laura (1944), was first…A BOOK! 

36 Epic Faces From Jensen Ackles:

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I know! I am so excited. From what I can tell on Goodreads, the book is even better than the movie! Which isn’t too surprising, but you can never be too careful with your favorite movie. 

I currently have so many books checked out from the library that I’ve banned myself from getting more, otherwise I would have had this book on hold in seconds. As it is, this news has got me like..

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1501

Today I finished reading Think Like A Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner which (while a very respectable 4 star read) is nothing remarkable. 

What is remarkable is that it happens to be my 1,500th read book on Goodreads. 

Actually, it didn’t turn out to be quite as exciting as I expected. I’ve been doing a silent buildup in my head over the past few books, “1497…1498…1499…” This was it. My big 1500. Such a nice, round number. But then, while rating Think Like A Freak, I noticed I had never rated SuperFreakonomics, even though I’d read it. Without much thought, I marked it. The unintended consequence of that action was when I looked back at my read list, I was at 1501 instead of 1500. I completely missed 1500. It feels kind of anticlimatic. Like, ‘whoops, jk. Had 1500 all along.’ 

Sooo…yay! 1501. If you are looking for me, I will be in the corner trying to reach 2,000.