* I didn't make it beyond the first 20 pages.
** I made it to the end, but I either skimmed or skipped large sections.
*** I might have skipped/skimmed, but I liked it and might read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good -- probably will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite and definite reread.
1. The Lover's Dictionary, by David Levithan ****+ I'm a huge Levithan fan, so it's no surprise that I loved this, as well. I liked the honesty of the narrator; I really liked how Levithan painted such a clear (and realistic) picture of the relationship through the 'dictionary entries'. It is an unique and thoughtful way to present a story, and I enjoyed it. The story: a man shares the story of his relationship through alphabetical word choices. (Adult/upper YA contemporary, released this month, publisher: FS&G)
2. Brain Jack, by Brian Faulkner ***** I really liked this one! I liked the thriller feel to it; I loved the computer jargon. I liked Sam and Dodge too. Interesting concept, definitely. The story: Sam hacks into a huge telecommunications company to order the latest rage in computers -- the neuro-headsets, which allows people to be the computer themselves. When he's caught, days later, he's taken to 'prison' -- which he learns is the just the first step in working for the 'good' guys and taking his hacking to a new level...hopefully in time to save the world from a dangerous computer threat. (YA spy/dystopic, released 9/10, publisher: Random House)
3. D has a game tonight, and surprise! My MIL is coming into town for the weekend (sigh).
4. It's supposed to be sixty degrees today -- I guess Mother Nature didn't get the memo that it's winter (or else, she's all wintered out from the east coast stuff).
5. re: #4 -- I'm not complaining! :)