September 8, 2020

Update 9/8/2020

I know you are all on the edge of your seat waiting to find out how my reading is going. It's... going.

I finished Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore this weekend. I enjoyed that a lot.

I started Ouran High School Host Club but the print on half the book was so tiny, I couldn't make it out. Wow. I guess that's how you know you're too old for manga. Even my kid said it was super tiny, though.

I did pick up a manga called Kokoro Connect about a group of five misfit friends who start to randomly switch bodies.

I also started Date Me, Bryson Keller! by Kevin van Whye, which is very light, fluffy, and cute! Bryson Keller doesn't date. He claims it's pointless to date in high school because you'll eventually break up and go off to college. At a New Year's Eve party, in their Senior year, he is dared to date the first person who asks him on Monday morning for the entirety of that school week. About 2 months into the dare, Kai has a really bad morning and is paired up with Bryson Keller (he's one of those guys that everyone calls by their full name always) for a drama project. Kai ends up asking Bryson Keller to date him, and Bryson says, "Well why not? Nobody ever said it had to be just girls." So here we are. Kai is gay, but not out. And he has a crush on someone else. But, he's never had a boyfriend, so he decides to go for it and have Bryson be his pretend boyfriend for a week. It's very cute.

COVID caused a bunch of publishers to be unable to print their books that were supposed to come out this spring. They pushed them all back to Fall. Well, here they come. I got at least one box of books every day this week. My award bookshelf is groaning. Too bad I have a huge stack of books from the library. Oops!

There's my update. Reading has picked up. I'm not voracious again, by any means, but I'm plugging along.