I just read over 400 pages of a book today to finish it.
I had started it maybe last week sometime, reading less than 30 pages, just the first couple of chapters. I picked it up again today when I had wanted to write but I wasn’t sure what to write or I had too many things to write and my fingers just wouldn’t cooperate and put the letters in the right order that I had wanted them to go in.
(After typing out that last sentence thing, “write” doesn’t look like a real word anymore.)
So, I read.
For my birthday, Rachel gave me the first book of The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman, which was a book that The Night Circus‘s author Erin Morgenstern has listed on her website as one of the books that she personally loves. After The Night Circus I was looking for more books with magicians, so I thought I would give it a try. In order to start that book, though, I needed to finish the book I had picked up the week before on a whim.
Because I’m weird and can’t read more than one book at a time. It feels like I’m cheating on a boyfriend or something. Not that I know that that’s like. Moving on.
The book that I had started a week ago and finished the other 400 pages of today was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Like Morgenstern, I had heard of Rowell through NaNoWriMo. Fangirl was a fun, wonderful novel about a young woman trying to navigate the awkward world between teenager and adult that is college. She doesn’t want anything to change, but inevitably things do, and she grows with them. She’s a writer too, struggling with identity both in and out of the classroom, friends that she didn’t expect, and friends that she had expected that didn’t turn out to be friends. It’s a novel that is for people going through that stage, wondering how to grow up, and for people who supposedly have grown up and need a reminder that, sometimes, being yourself is just enough for the adult world. If you’re looking for a refreshing YA book, I highly recommend picking Fangirl off the shelf.
Like usual, whenever I finish a book, I go into a mini book coma, wondering what to do with my time and my mind and my emotions before picking up the next book. Sometimes it takes a little while before I pick up the next novel, and sometimes it takes less than a day. Like I mentioned earlier, I believe my next book will be Grossman’s The Magician.
You folks may get another book rave soon enough.