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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night...

And so it has come down to some memories for me now that it's pretty much my 2 year blogaversary. I remembered all the great times I had when I first started & I remembered the past 6 months or so when it has quickly become no fun at all thanks to a lot of different things. Not to mention the fact that I have started my own business & it's taking up a lot more of my usual reading & blogging time.

I love all the friends I've made & I enjoyed the books I got to read. But it's time for me to say goodbye to this blog. Perhaps one day there will be a new incarnation of this blog, but most likely not.

I just want to say thank you to everyone who read & interacted with Into The Morning Reads. I am not going to give you up if you want to keep in touch. Please definitely email me!

Review: Withering Tights by Louise Rennison



Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

Release Date: July 8, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 351
Reading level: Young Adult

Synopsis

Picture the scene: Dother Hall performing arts college somewhere Up North, surrounded by rolling dales, bearded cheesemaking villagers (male and female) and wildlife of the squirrely-type. On the whole, it’s not quite the showbiz experience Tallulah was expecting… but once her mates turn up and they start their ‘FAME! I’m gonna liiiiive foreeeeeever, I’m gonna fill my tiiiiights’ summer course things are bound to perk up.

Especially when the boys arrive. (When DO the boys arrive?)

Six weeks of parent-free freedom. BOY freedom. Freedom of expression… cos it’s the THEATRE dahling, the theatre!!

-- from Goodreads.com

Review

This book is the epitome of light reading. It's very fluffy & full of nonsensical ramblings from the mind of 14-year-old Tallulah. A lot of what she says & does is very silly or just completely over the top. There was very little plot, the story favoring more the idea of cataloging all the happenings to Tallulah & her group of friends as they go to dance school & interact with local boys & boys from another school. I liked the parts of the story that had nothing to do with the boys because I thought the friendships were much more fun to read about than the fawnings over boys who were mostly boring clods who fumbled through their time with the girls like they had no idea how to function properly around so much estrogen.

One down side to the narrative was that I found myself wondering sometimes whether or not Tallulah had some kind of mental disorder because a lot of what she thought, said, & did was just so beyond obtuse that it seemed she must be suffering from slight brain damage. Her preoccupation with her breasts, nicknamed "corkers," got very old to the point that I wanted to find a sampling of 14-year-olds & ask them if they were really THAT obsessed with their own breast development to talk, think, & write about them with every other breath.

That said though Tallulah & her friends were funny & the teachers were absolutely insane. The book was a fast, easy read. I would recommend to younger adults who enjoyed Louise Rennison's other series with Georgia Nicholson as it's similar. I do not recommend listening to the audio version of this book as I did. The author narrates it herself & so the audio goes from barely audible whispering to high pitched shouting sometimes in the same scene which had me constantly wincing & adjusting the volume.

My Rating:

Waiting on Wednesday #020: Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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Seconds Away (Mickey Bolitar #2) by Harlan Coben
Release Date: September 18, 2012

From Goodreads.com
Having ended the Edgar-Award-nominated Shelter with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger, Coben picks up Mickey’s story right where it left off in this suspenseful new adventure. Mickey and his loyal new friends, sharp-witted Ema and adorkably charming Spoon, once again find themselves in over their heads on the hunt for missing pieces to a puzzle they have yet to understand. As the mystery surrounding Mickey’s dad’s death unfolds, he soon learns that they may be in more danger than they could have ever imagined.

I am currently reading the first book in the series & loving it so immensely that I'm pretty sure I'm going to snag the author's adult books to read. So I cannot wait to read the next book! The mystery is seriously engrossing to the point of un-put-down-able-ness (yes, that's a word now)! If you love mysteries, definitely pick up Shelter, the first book. You'll love it. Then put this on your TBR list too!

PS: I LOVE that the synopsis calls Spoon "aDORKably charming." He so is!

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