I finished 2010 with a re-read of Harry Potter & the Sorecerer's Stone
. I'd like to re-read the entire series this year. I guess my goal is to have that done before the final movie comes out.
Meanwhile, I'm starting the year with a book called The Bermudez Triangle
by Maureen Johnson. I picked it up because John Green mentioned it on the vlog he shares with his brother Hank (here
) because he's friends with Maureen and because the book had been challenged in two states. It wasn't banned in those high schools, simply shelved as "restricted." Apparently for containing a positive lesbian romance. It also contains at least one character questioning her sexuality. Is she gay? Is she bi? She loves her girlfriend, but she also has these...feelings for guys.
It's very readable and I'm enjoying it. Though I would sort of like to kick the one character in the face (the questioning one, not for questioning but for not wanting to be honest about it).
I find it kind of funny that I'm enjoying John Green's recommendation more than his own books. Don't get me wrong, they're good and I've enjoyed the two that I read - and I love watching his vlogs - but they never quite leave me the way I want them to leave me: wowed, super satisfied, full of yeah, that was good
. Like, say, Steve Kluger's Almost Like Being in Love
, which had me flailing forever. Or John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things
, which still breaks my heart.
I also picked Generation Kill
back up. And Mom bought me One Bullet Away
(aka Nate's book) last time we went to a bookstore. I picked up The Hunger Games
last time I was working at the library. As well as another book.
I HAVE TOO MANY BOOKS TO READ.
That's the one bad thing about working at a library; you always see at least five other things you want to pick up every time you're in.