The first book of today is a VAMPIRE BOOK.
The Reformed Vampire Support Group
Please don't hurt me, it isn't a typical vampire book. By the way, this is one of those books where the back cover ruins the first 20 pages. Be careful. Catherine Jinks writes from the POV of a vampire named Nina. She is 50 years old, but as she looks 15 she has to live with her mother. People also frequently act like they would act towards a 15 year old, and Nina probably has around the same emotional maturity. Anyways, there's a mystery that I think I won't mention to keep the first 20 pages wonderful for you, and some interesting stuff happens. I enjoyed reading this for its fresh view on vampires as people who are just sick and bored all of the time, and like that it keeps most of the old vampire lore, like going out into the sun = death, not sparkliness. It was a cute book. Not as good as the other books by Catherine Jinks, Evil Genius was brilliant, but it was enjoyable enough.
I don't think I'd recommend it out of the blue, purely because it was a good read, but not a great one. It wasn't a waste of my time though, so if you see it at the library and have nothing else to read, pick it up.
THE PICTURE LIES!! You will not be able to look inside if you click on that, as far as I know. The Outsiders was recommended to me a few times, but I never really got around to reading it. I read it, and it was AMAZING. I loved the personalities in it, and how real they are. There's some great anti violence stuff going on there, as well. It's really worth reading. I'd say more, but the entire thing has melded into one big mush of awesomeness in my head, so I don't know how much analysing I'm capable of right now. Just read it.
I think that I was going to write about a book called Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, but it's kind of heavy. Very much worth reading, but heavy, and I don't want to discuss it right now.
Anyways, any book recommendations? I'm in the mood for something like Douglas Addams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or something like what Tamora Pierce writes. I haven't read proper science fiction or fantasy of the easy reading sort for a while.
Socks Today: No socks again. I'll put on some thick ones before I go out to walk the dog, though. xP