Last year I wrote a blog about how obsessed I was with buying books (read here). In it, I said I would give up buying books for Lent. It seems that time is upon us. This Wednesday started my no book buying for 40 days and nights. Will I make it?
I hope so. I'm doing this challenge for two reasons: 1) To help supplement the spending I do on books and 2) To help supplement the lack of space I am reaching in my condo. I doubt that this experiment will cut down my book purchases when it's over, but I can at least say I tried. Already it's been difficult. I woke up Wednesday to an email from Barnes and Nobel for Buy One Get One 50% Off The 39 Clues book series. As it so happens, I need to finish my series. I only have the first 3 books and there are 10. I WAS TEMPTED.
I refrained from it, but can I keep it going. Only time will tell.
First off, let me say, I love it when we mix our book with drinks. We normally meet on a Wednesday but occasionally, when one of us can't make a Wednesday, we will meet on Friday instead and make it an after work hours type of meeting which not only includes dinner but drinks as well. It's awesome. Anyway, now on to our review.
The girls had a hard time picturing the story in Boston. There are part of the book where the character explains the part of Boston she's in and trying to picture it in their heads with a dystopian setting was a bit difficult. I don't know. It didn't bother me as much. Sometimes, I don't even picture a setting. I see the characters in my head as bright as day doing whatever it is the plot calls for, but the setting is just blank. Unless the setting is meant to play a huge part in the plot line, I sometime find myself ignoring it. I guess it help me with this book.
We liked it, we read it, but in the end, we didn't really have much of an opinion of it. We liked Tommy and wished he wasn't killed so early in the movie. We had a hard time with the whole virtual life thing and felt it didn't match the dystopian plot the author put forth. And, last, we really didn't like Allison very much. I guess in the end, we couldn't understand her and her ways, but I guess that's what the book was about. The outside world trying to understand the gladiator life.
Next on the docket: The Clearing by Heather Davis. It's sort of a Lake House story with teenagers. Two kids meet in a clearing both from different eras, one from the 1940s and the other from present time. It should be interesting. As always, I will keep you posted.
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