Picky Books

So I guess I’m sort of picky when it comes to selecting books? We were at Waterstones today and we must have spent at least an hour browsing the shelves before I settled on two books. I was trying to find thrillers that focus on friendship with a bit of magical realism for good measure but it was incredibly difficult to find many books that met that specific criteria. At one point I even had a look at the teen fiction and 9-12 year old fiction but most of the books dealt with love and coming-of-age. I also spent a while in the Sci-Fi section but was put off by all of the medieval settings and Rise of Technology plots. I just want to read about a group of teens banding together to defeat a spooky monster and learning the meaning of true friendship in the process. It’s not too much to ask, is it?

Either way, I came out of the bookstore with two new books: How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran and In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. The former is a coming-of-age story, although it’s billed as ‘big-hearted, wise-cracking, filthy’ and ‘laugh-out-loud funny’ so hopefully it’s not terribly predictable! In A Dark Dark Wood seems pretty creepy and I am so here for that, which means I’ll probably start reading it soon.

It was nice to get out and have a look around the shops today but I got so tired that I had to take a nap when we got home. I think I’m going to stay up late tonight to catch a livestream, though, so it’s not like I’ve messed up my sleep schedule for no real reason. We watched Zootopia tonight and it was really good! I feel like a ton of people gave it a bunch of crap but I’m glad I gave it a chance because I think the message was very positive and the animation was pretty great, too.

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