Amanda is currently reading 2 books:
* The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente is an intriguing adventure. I have to admit that the title is the primary reason I picked up this book. I'm a sucker for quirky titles. That's one reason why I love the music of Sufjan Stevens who has songs like, "They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!!"
This book follows a girl named September who travels to Fairyland and discovers that it is need of some help. Valente's writing style really caught me off guard. It's challenging! At first I wasn't sure that I'd be able to hack it, but the delightful nerd humor kept drawing me back in and now I'm trapped. For example - one of the main characters in the book is a Wyverary, half Wyvern - half library. Yep. Makes my nerd heart happy.
* Normalish by Margaret Lesh is a new release. It's basically a series of journal entries written by Stacy, a freshman in high school. We follow her entire freshman year. It's not really my cup of tea, but I'm reading it for the Stand-Alone Challenge and it's kind of surprising me. I find myself strangely interested in this girl's rather typical teenage life. What I like best about it is that I can read bits here and there. I usually prefer books that suck me in and don't let go, but it's been nice to just read a few pages of this book at a time.
Ashley is currently reading 2 books:
* Dark Lord: The Early Years by Jamie Thomson is a fun nerdy romp. The Dark Lord, Ruler of the Universe, finds himself trapped in the body of a young boy... with parents! How will he regain his rightful dominion?? Fun for nerds everywhere.
Together we are reading: