Thursday, October 4, 2012

I'm you're density!

No, I'm not writing about Back to the Future, although I could...I totally love that movie.  I'm writing about my book density today.  I mean destiny.

I've been struggling through 150 pages of a book I just cannot get into and lamenting this fact when an email pops up from library.  There's a book on hold for me!  Score!  I open it to see which one and there it is: Insurgent.  I've been dying to read this one since I finished Divergent, but I decided to space it out closer to when book 3 comes out.  But whatever, I want to read it already!

I arrive at the library and in the very front is the table where they display books.  They usually pick a theme: summer vacation, Halloween, etc.  The display was wrapped up in police "caution" tape and there were the banned books.  Not only does my state and county not ban books, but they put them on display, as if specifically saying "these books are banned, so take one and read it!"  Well, I'm nothing if not good at following directions, so I circle the display.  Should I take a Gossip Girl novel?  I certainly don't need a book on what's happening to my body - I've got that down pat by now.  I've read and own all the Harry Potters and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.  So I decide on Go Ask Alice.   

While I'm there I pick up the newest Rick Riordan and another book on my Fall Into Reading list.  I check out and the librarian tells me my due date: October 25th.  My birthday.

Clearly, me going to the library today and getting those books is, as they say in Yiddish, beshert.  Meant to be.

It was my destiny.

What's your book destiny?


  1. What an awesome library.

    I'll be interested to hear what you think of Insurgent. I loved the first book, but this one...

    1. You're the second person to tell me that Insurgent isn't as good. I'm going to read it with a grain of salt and hopefully I'll end up liking it more because of my lowered expectations.

      And yes, my library system totally rules.

  2. That is awesome. Good for your library.

    I am wanting to read Divergent. Everyone has such good things to say about it.

    This is completely off topic, but maybe you can help. I really love dark fariytale movies like Red Riding Hood or anything fairytale oriented (also love Ella Enchanted).
    I am trying to find you young adult fairytale books to read right now. Any suggestions?

    1. I sure do! I love fairy tales, too. Actually, how dark are you willing to go? This one verges on horror, and it was so completely messed up, but I totally loved it. Try The Book of Lost Things

      This one is also a type of messed up fairy tale, The Thirteenth Tale

      And if you want something more main stream, try Beauty The author actually redid a lot of fairy tales, but Beauty is the only one I've read.