Alright - so I've qualified that I am still reading. Just not the way I planned on going about it. But, really, I think this journey is more about getting into reading again. Making books more than decoration. I will ALWAYS pick print over electronic. Whenever I buy an eBook I ALWAYS buy a copy of the print version. Which is what I did for the most recent book I read.
I just finished it. Beautiful. So so so absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful. I might be so bold as to say that if I had to save one book from a burning building, I'd probably grab that....and then eight more
Naturally, I was incredibly curious. I figured out what book she was referring to and ordered it immediately. The book was "Two Boys Kissing" by David Levithan. If you haven't heard of Mr. Levithan, you may have heard of "Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist," which he also wrote. I powered through the first quarter of the book in a few hours and finished the last page on Tuesday. It was amazing! Crisp, precise writing that wasn't clogged with cliches and abused metaphors. He wrote characters that were so real and relatable that you felt you knew them even though the book really only showed you a few heartbeats of their lives. That guy can write.
The same "friend" who gave high praise for TBK, also mentioned "How To Say Goodbye In Robot" by Natalie Standiford. I'm going to start that today. Sorry, Library, I'll be back. Just not today.