Sunday, June 2, 2013

Reader's Corner - May 2013 Update

"I better start hoarding peanut butter."
And so summer begins!

Again, I haven't had much time to do much reading, but I have started Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler, and that has been so much fun.

On the audiobook side, I listened to The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. It's a fantastic audiobook and a good, creepy story about a girl who's the daughter of a psychic and a group of boys at a private school who are looking for the tomb of an ancient king. And it's one of the Sync audiobooks this summer, so you can listen to it for free!

The other audiobook I listened to was The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. It's an end-of-the-world story where the end isn't a bang, but a whimper. The year Julia turns 12, the Earth starts slowing on its axis. The days and nights become longer. Birds die off. Crops fail. Suicide cults form. But the story centers on Julia's perspective as a girl on the brink of adolescence, living in a suburb in California, and how The Slowing affects her world. The best friend who leaves her. The cute boy who finally talks to her. The parents who show more panic and frailty than they mean to.

It's a quiet story, not a disaster of blockbuster proportions, but I liked Julia and her thoughtful, poignant voice.

The Age of Miracles book trailer:

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