Well, you already know I slacked off as far as reading (and, all right, everything else) went last month so I don't have a whole lot to post here. I even slacked off more than usual on the "what I thought" portion. But I did read three books this month. I did start a fourth book, a self pubbed effort for the Kindle, but had to stop after the second page because the grammar issues just made me so sad.
Dear Self Pubbed Authors: I applaud your initiative. I applaud your confidence but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE EDIT YOUR NOVELS. If grammar isn't your thing, then please find someone whose thing it is to help you with this task because really, no published work should have their/they're and your/you're problems. So please, edit your manuscripts. Hell, I'll even do it for you.
Here's what I read last month:
Boy Toy- Barry Lyga- Recommended to me by Christa over at Christa Writes. She described it as ‘dark, but very good’ and I have to agree. Parts of this book are absolutely heartbreaking but it's a fantastically written story.
An Abundance of Katherines- John Green- This was my least favorite of all John Green’s books. Of course, that’s a little like saying “Bushwacked” is my least favorite Firefly episode. I really love how he creates characters. I always end up loving them. I am very much looking forward to his new book next year.
Darkly Dreaming Dexter- Jeff Lindsay- The book upon which the first season of Showtime's awesome series Dexter is based. It's a lot different from the television show. Maybe it’s because I saw the show first (and am now watching the fifth season) but I think I (and I know this is sacrilege) prefer the show’s version.