If you love YA fiction as much as I do, here is a great list of new award-winning books to add to your reading list. I just finished reading The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos.
Did you want to be in a touring band when you were in high school? Of course you did. So did I. Harry Jones actually did it. Beginning as a college application essay, he details his traumatic past; how bullies tied him to a tree in a thunderstorm resulting in his being struck by lightning that caused horrific burns on his face and body, how music became the balm for his spirit, his first kiss, and how he toured with his band the Summer he graduated from high school.
I couldn’t put The Scar Boys down; I was drawn to Harry’s voice from the start and was invested in what happened to him. The book is set in the 1980′s and each chapter title is also a famous punk rock song title by groups like the Ramones. Reading stories of being on the road and playing at CBGB’s was very exciting too.
Does that sound scarier than a Sharknado? I think so. There’s way too much white stuff on the ground and really cold and not even the end of January. I will for sure get a flu shot next flu season; here’s me right now:
But on the bright side, it’s perfect weather for soup! I love soup and can eat it everyday. I found lots of great recipes on Pinterest. My favorites are chicken noodle, Italian wedding soup and mushroom barley. How about you?
I loved this book!!
If you love characters and thrilling mysteries, you must read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This article states that Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike will play the lead roles. They are perfect for them!!
Another book I can’t WAIT TO READ
The fourth book in The Last Surivors Series by Susan Beth Pfeffer . What would happen if an asteroid hit the moon and set it off its orbit?? What would change on earth? EVERYTHING…. Read the first one -Life As We Knew It. And visit the author’s blog too, she has a great sense of humor and posts pictures of her cat. Like.Someone.Else.We.Know.
My all-time favorite season. I love everything about Fall; the colors, the chill that begins to creep into the air, wearing comfy sweaters and slippers, the little marshmallow pumpkin candies, making chili, the holidays (hello Halloween!)
I love Halloween so much I named one of my cats Halloween:
Isn’t she beautiful? I adopted her from a great place called Magnificent Mutts. Please consider them and adopt instead of breeding or buying! Here is my other kitty Angel, a black cat I adopted as a stray:
He’s beautiful too! A cat named Halloween and a black kitty~you know I love scary things. And because you love them so much, here they are together…
I am also so looking forward to reading:
Remember this guy?
Stephen King wrote Doctor Sleep as a sequel to The Shining and focuses on the young son, Danny. I am so excited to read it and it should be in my hot little hands very soon. The Shining may be my favorite SK book! What do you love about Autumn??