Now moving on to the books I've been reading, I have to admit I've been a bit lazy with them I started both books in January and I have yet to finish them! The horror I know but I've been traveling (yay!) and having a pretty crazy summer since it's my last one here in Peru so it's all about enjoying the time with my crazy friends and family.
Now onto my summer reads and buys...
What do you do when you wake up hung over and late for work only to find a stranger on your couch? And what if that stranger turns out to be an Adversarial Manifestation—like Satan, say—who has brewed you a fresh cup of fair-trade coffee? And what if he offers you your life's goal of making the bestseller list if only you find his missing Lucky Cat and, you know, sign over your soul? If you're Billy Ridgeway, you take the coffee.
Yes it has regular people, a Lucky Cat and Satan. This is the type of books that go on my 'impulse buys' list and normally turn out to be pretty good. I haven't gotten to the end of this book but so far so good and insanely bizarre. This is the type of books I would recommend the kids that start their book questions with 'I dunno what to read, I read pretty strange things, like seriously bizarre'. This is the type of people this book is aim to. It is in no way a book for your, let's say 'traditional' type of books reader.
I'll be 100% upfront with you on this one, I'm on page 40 and I already know how this is gonna end, or at least I can sense how it will end. I can also tell you this is a book that probably needs to be in every high school cause the kids will read it, it is already a massive success, I mean it beat Jeff Kinney's latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book (The Guardian)! Beating Diary of a Wimpy Kid on sales is shocking since primary school is obsess with that series.
I got this book cause of the Zoella's YouTube Channel and also, it was EVERYWHERE! Well all over the Internet! So I had to get it! It's a great easy read and I can see myself relating to the character a bit, of course I would've relate to it more when I was in Secondary School but that shows me this would go down well with my students and the fact that the author is related to YouTube and it's all over the social media makes it a great hit!
Finally, with my two trips (Toronto and San Francisco) I bought quite the large amount of books! Out of everything I got (plus books for our school library) the ones I'm the most excited to read are:
I saw this book when it first came out and I have to admit I really like the cover, that's what first got my attention and then, of course, they say something like this 'Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first man to die there.' (Goodreads) OMG! What's gonna happen now! As someone that has grown up with NASA news and Curiosity sending pics from space and in recent years watching Gravity and Interstellar, this is a book that would definitely get my attention!
Sophia Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal and this is her autobiography? Kick-ass manifesto for young women? Self help book? I'll let you know when I read it. This book and the Nasty Gal website, once again has been all over the Internet, I have checked Nasty Gal several times, have never really bought anything from there since it's not my style but I do enjoy looking through it. Now hearing about how it began and what the founder and CEO thinks and how she made it at a young age it's pretty awesome. What's even more excited is that I have a signed copy!! And as a librarian and booklover that is AMAZING!
It seems this is a fairly popular book as I couldn't find it anywhere but thanks to the wonderful Green Apple Book in San Francisco I FOUND THE BOOK! Yay!