This time I read:
Naked by David Sedaris
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Reader’s Choice!)
I’ve read a lot by David Sedaris, almost every book by this point I think! I enjoyed Naked, but it wasn’t my favorite David Sedaris book. There were some hilarious stories in this collection. The majority of them covered the time he spent hitch hiking. There were some mildly terrifying stories in this collection about hitch hiking. Goodness, it makes me glad I never hitch hiked anywhere…not like it’s safe for girls to do that anyways, but that’s beside the point. There are some crazy people out there.
The story that is the namesake of this collection is about his week spent in a nudist colony, which was hilarious to read about. While reading it, you can’t even help wondering what it would be like to be in a nudist colony. Everyone does everything naked like mowing the lawn, cooking, I mean everything!
Interesting story collection, but not my favorite. David Sedaris is a great writer. His stories are so gripping, yet so totally real. It’s nice to read one of his books every now and again.
Thank you everyone for picking Cinder as the April Reader’s Choice book! I had heard a lot about it, but really had no idea what to expect while reading it. It was certainly the most interesting take on Cinderella that I’ve read yet! I mean, cyborgs? Andriods? Futuristic China? Creepy Plagues? Certainly not the story I remember watching as a child, or the more creepy version I remember reading later on. (Step sisters cutting off their toes and the price coating the steps with tar to catch her, man fairy tales are kind of horrifying)
Back to this book though. I actually really enjoyed this take on a classic story. I thought Cinder was a likable character although the prince seemed a little too perfect for my tastes. The other thing was that I called the big reveal of the first book just halfway through it, and I was right. I feel like I’ve read so many books that I can call things that are going to happen right when the first of the foreshadowing pops up! Although, I still enjoyed the book! I think I’ll have to pick up the next book in the series soon and add it to my reading list! I can’t wait to see what everyone votes for in May!
Anyone have any suggestions for my reading list? Let me know!
Next on my list is:
Merciless & Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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