I guess just to cover my butt ( not that I’m superstitious or anything) I should thank the internet elves who seem to have corrected my WordPress problems. It looks back to normal and yes I’m typing in a form that will become a post…couldn’t do that yesterday. Thanks so much to my sweet friend, Kristen for her tireless efforts to keep me sane and try to help figure it out. She knows how grateful I am.
Speaking of Kristen, she has recently gotten me into reading Young Adult fiction. I’ve done The Hunger Games trilogy. I’ve read Uglies and will get my greedy fingers on Pretties on Saturday. I’ve been thinking how I’m sure I’ve missed a lot of good YA fiction over the years. Then Saturday took me to my favorite haunt…The Goodwill. What did I find on the shelf…
Holes by Louis Sachar…and did I mention it only cost me 49 cents?!
I remember hearing about this book only after a movie was made of it. I picked this up on Saturday as I said, then I noticed that sometime between then and now the movie was on TV. What a coincidence! I didn’t watch it because I’d always rather read the book first.
I Started this Wednesday morning. Not even really early Wednesday morning…I was finishing my previous book while doing my morning spin on the exercise bike. I Started it Wednesday AM and finished it Wednesday PM.
I don’t think I’ve ever done that with a book, finished it in one day. I LOVED THIS BOOK!! It was a great story with clever twists (of course I didn’t realize until the end that I had missed a great big “if it was a bear it would have bit you” clue!) and very likeable characters. I kept reading until my eyes were ready to pop because I wanted to know what happened.
I think that’s why over the past few months I’ve stopped reading various books. I just didn’t care “what happened.” I didn’t care enough about the characters to see if they got out of their situation or predicament or away from the evil doer. In Holes, I cared. Sachar gave me characters that were interesting and real enough that I wanted to know. I need to remember that when I start writing my novel…make people care about the characters. Yes…WHEN I write my novel. Better start soon, I suppose!
If you aren’t into Young Adult fiction that’s Ok. But I’m not a big fan of labeling books into genres anyway. If you’d like to read a good story, well written and intellegent…Read Holes! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
Happy Thursday! Go Read A Book!! Please…