The long answer: I started four books this month, only finished two. The ones I managed to complete . .
- El Deafo by Cece Bell - Delightful. A graphic novel about a girl (rabbit) who is going through the journey of growing up coupled with the challenges of being deaf. I also enjoyed Cece's book Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover though it's written for a much younger audience.
- Firebug by Lish McBride - A new series about Ava, a firebug (set in the same supernatural world as Lish's other books, so the two can eventually intersect), trying to escape her magical boss, Venus. I think I like these books so much because all the characters seem so effortlessly cool, even when they're floudering. This will be my last Lish McBride book for a while - I have to wait a few years for her next one to be published.
I left The BIG Disconnect unfinished (I know the author's trying to make her point about limiting technology, but every anecdote leans toward the extreme and I can only take so many depressing stories). Seabiscuit is on my nightstand now, waiting for me to give it a second go. The beginning is just very slow.
Read anything good lately?