This has been a crazy week, so I guess it’s a good thing that this week’s books all fall under the “fluffy reads” category. NaNoWriMo is ongoing and the deeper I get into these two novels, the more the whole thing begins to suck up my time. I don’t want to leave them alone, but there’s that day job to attend to, not to mention things like personal hygiene and the minimum housekeeping needed to keep my house from becoming a pit of plague and pestilence.
In other news, my publisher has Broken Fate ready to send off to the printer for ARC copies, so it’s super exciting see all my words neatly formatted and looking like a real book. Here’s the first page:
And now, on to this week’s reading list, which is likely what you came here for in the first place.
- Life and Death, Twilight Reimagined, by Stephenie Meyer. In case you hadn’t heard, in honor of Twilight’s 10th anniversary, Stephenie Meyer has rewritten and “gender swapped” the original novel. Bella is now a boy named Beau and Edward is now a girl named Edythe. Most of the other characters got swapped, as well. This supposedly addresses the criticisms that Bella was too much of a damsel in distress and a girl who gave control of her life over to a boy by proving that obsessive love isn’t gender specific. I haven’t read all of it yet, but so far it’s hard to read because I keep trying to match up the swaps to the originals in my head. Maybe as I get further in the story will take over and I’ll quit trying to puzzle it out.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, by Jeff Kinney. I just get a kick out of these books. I wish there had been something like this around when I was a kid. The main character, Greg, reminds me of myself at that age. Always getting into trouble and doing stupid stuff, but not quite making the connection that he caused most of the trouble in the first place.
- Stars of Fortune, by Nora Roberts. This is the first in her new “Guardians Trilogy.” I used to love her trilogies but lately they’ve all seemed kind of the same. Not bad, just all centering on the same supernatural themes and relationship tropes. They’re easy reads, at least. Hopefully, this one will offer something different.