Friday, February 19, 2010

Shots and Books

I got my Hep A&B combo shot and my tetanus shot on Wednesday. My Hep arm is fine, but my tetanus arm is very sore and I've been achy and grumpy. I'm sure it will go away soon, though. Better that than actually getting tetanus.

I randomly ordered three books from Amazon. I'm not sure why--it's very unlike me to make any purchase on a whim. An agent on a blog I follow said two of her clients were on the New York Times best seller list and I thought, "I need to read more," so I clicked over and bought them. I don't even know what they're about, but obviously someone likes them. Then I was only $5 away from free shipping, so I bought the latest Vladimir Tod book for $10 to save $5 shipping. Therefore the Vladimir Tod book was only $5, really. Right?

Anyway, this is what I ordered:

"Eleventh Grade Burns (the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)" by Heather Brewer
"Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford
"Heist Socity" by Ally Carter

Anyone read them?

I also read "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson. I borrowed it from the library. Powerful book. It's written in the first person, present tense, which really works for the subject matter and makes it more intense. The subject matter is actually kept from the reader for quite a while. I figured it out early on, but I don't think a "young adult" reader would catch on until they were supposed to. Anyway, both good and disturbing, and probably good for teen girls to read. Good message.

My son is wondering what on earth we will do when we run out of Star Trek DVD's?? We only have the first season of Next Generation.


  1. Hope you enjoy the book. :)

    And the new Battlestar Galactica series is worth watching, if you run out of Star Trek.

  2. Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading it--the subject matter sounds intriguing.

    I haven't watched the new Battlestar Galactica series, but I'm betting I'd like it because I loved the old one from the 80's.