Just got back from Maine yesterday, after four days of drinking, tanning, boating, and shooting things =]
Oh, right, and I also read a few (okay, three) books on the trips there and back: “Change of Heart”, “Crank”, and “Two-Way Street.”
Since I love all things Jodi Picoult, it shouldn’t shock you that I thought “Change of Heart” was brilliant. Highly recommended, though one of the MCs, June Nealon, made me really wish I could give her a hug–that poor woman’s life was just WAY too sad.
“Crank” was something altogether new for me. Firstly, it was kind of a sort-of-but-not-quite True Story. The book is based on the life of the author’s daughter, but has been fictionalized. Secondly, it’s written in a type of verse that almost makes it seem like a collection of poems. (I impressed everyone by flying through the book, though I did own up to the fact that I was able to do so because of the nature of the writing) Somehow, it manages to be a great story, which I wouldn’t have though possible based on the format in which it’s written. Color me happily surprised =]
So now that my brain has been sufficiently rested, and my fingers have been given a hiatus from the keyboard, it’s back to work 🙂