Big news guys!
I finally got a Boise library card! Just before last week's intrepid road trip, I wanted to download audiobooks.
One quick thing about the library here... the sign on the building downtown reads: Library! Actually that's what it says on my library card as well. It's not just the library... it the Library!
It's sort of adorable.
Anyway, I downloaded The Age of Miracles. It's a young adult novel that centers around a young girl as the earth starts to slow down. It's was an interesting concept but she never told you how things turned out... it left me hanging, and not in a good way, but it was entertaining enough to keep listening to.
Since then, I've just finished Blake Mycoski's Start Something That Matters. I love listening to entreprenuers talk about what they are most passionate about.
Here's a list of the books I can't wait to start reading next:
- The Goldfinch: by Donna Tart
- The Storied Life of AJ Fickry: by Gabrielle Zevin
- This is Where I Leave You: by Jonathan Tropper
- Calling Me Home: Julie Kibler
- Everything I Never Told You: by Celeste NG
I've noticed that I have been reading more and more young adult fiction. I recently finished The Book Thief and I'm still sad that it's over!
I love stories about dysfuntional families. I love stories that are narrated by an unlikely character... I love stories that contain a character that I can really connect to... I love stories about redemption. I always have.
As a kid I loved stories about little orphans that were left to fend for themselves... or family's braving wild frontiers... Anne of Green Gables or Little House on the Prairie.
Ok. Now it's your turn! This is journal prompt #11:
What sorts of stories really capture your attention? What stories defined your growing up? Why?
This is Not the End,