In which… Just basically books and puppies.
Okay well I’m going to lead with the fact that I’m puppy-sitting this weekend!
She’s so cute I just can’t even stand it, and trying to take pictures with her for this post was making me laugh so hard because she kept licking me and wouldn’t sit still.
So yeah, now that you’re all basking in the cuteness of the puppy, I’m going to confess that I just went out and got two new books.
So I really, really was late to the party on The 5th Wave. When I finally heard about it, I put a hold on it at the library only to find out that there was like 15 people ahead of me. So finally, finally it came in and I picked it up today.
But then I’m reading it and I’m thinking dang I really wish I could annotate this.
Next thing I know I’m at Barnes and Noble, buying a copy of a book I have a library copy of.
I also got The Martian Chronicles because:
- Ray Bradbury
- Both of my brothers recommend it—not too common for them to agree on a recommendation
- Ray Bradbury.
- Beautiful cover art
- Ray Bradbury
Seriously though, don’t you like the cover on The Martian Chronicles? Me and the checkout guy (there’s a word for those checkout guys but I have a migraine and I can’t think of it) had a conversation about it. It’s just…it’s just lovely. I don’t see covers that lovely on classics very often, which is ridiculous. (Although I have been seeing a lot more lately.) It’s like they put so much effort into the covers of new books (and some are still awful but, beside the point!) to get people to buy them, but they know that enough people are going to buy classics anyway that they don’t bother. It’s sad.
ANYWAY. I’m just really in the mood for science fiction right now. I think the last science fiction I read was War of the Worlds quite a while ago. So it’s about time!
I’m also really happy because I don’t know why but I hate it when covers say “Now a Major Motion Picture.” It’s a really stupid thing to get upset about and I just cannot explain it to you. It is what it is, and I usually deal with it. But on this one, it peels right off! Beautiful!!!
And Maeby approves of these books. 🙂
Have a lovely day!