Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Five

The Friday Five comes from Sarah Dessen's blog on LiveJournal. I've been following this blog the longest and love how she recaps her week with the Friday Five, now called the Five.

Here, I will recap my week with connections to books I am reading, have read, want to read and other random musings.

1. Last weekend I saw my all-time favorite band, Maroon 5 with one of my best girlfriends. It was the 5th M5 concert I have been to and they just keep getting better. Part of the fun is the road trip to see them and singing along to our favorite songs (a lot from the first album, Songs about Jane) and wondering what woman could have done Adam so wrong that he wrote so many songs about his tortured love. We definitely wouldn't do him wrong. Well, of course, there are always two (or more) sides to every story. What does this have to do with books? Well, I've read some fun books about the everyday girl, whose love-life becomes everyone's business because of a boy. A boy who just happens to have written a hit song about their relationship. Or the end of their relationship. Robin Benway's Audrey, Wait! and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus's Dedication show what is like to be the girl whose personal life everyone likes to sing along to.

2. I am a huge fan of Megan McCafferty and her Jessica Darling Series. Sometimes when you love something so much, it is hard to put into words why you love it. You're afraid you won't do it justice or you will focus on one particular part and forget to tell about the best parts. Well . . . thank goodness someone can get it together. Over at Forever Young Adult, you will find the best book report on the whole series. Thank you for putting into words what would only make me tongue-tied. Love it, love it, love it.

3. Right now I am reading Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee. Even with the heavy subject matter it is a fun read. Review will be coming soon.

4. Soon to Leave the Shelf: Tricks by Ellen Hopkins. I am excited to read this book as it has been on my bookshelf for almost a year. Why haven't I read it yet? Well, I have this weird thing about authors that I really like. I will buy their books the week and sometimes even the day the book is in the bookstore, but I will hold off reading the book I have just acquired until the next book by the author is about to hit the bookstore. Since Hopkins's next book Fallout will be out September 13th, I'm ready to take Tricks off the shelf.

5. I've been watching the new show Huge on ABC Family. I am always trying to see books that the character Becca is reading. In almost every scene that she is in, she is reading a book, but I can never tell what it is. If anyone knows, please post them here. Do I plan to read them, maybe not, but I want to know what they are. I'm weird like that.

This has been my first Friday Five and with an hour to spare, I can still call it the Friday Five. Whew!

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