You know that feeling you get when you start reading a new book that you just can’t put down? That feeling that everything else in your life can wait, as long as you can finish the story? Those tried and true literary feelings don’t come around nearly as often as I like. But thank the Lord above, they did today. I started reading Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer and so far so good.
As an ALA Best Book for Young Adults it’s probably a bit young for me, but seriously, the book is pretty great so far. And besides, I’m a firm believer in not putting an age level on books. Mostly because I’m a sucker for fabulous children’s books. Like this one: Please Take Me For A Walk by Susan Gal. The pooch on the cover looks just like my dog Frasier, so naturally I have to have it.
My dad–who is an eighth grade English teacher–sent Life As We Knew It to me with rave reviews (although technically he hasn’t read it yet). His school is hosting a Literary Night next month complete with quizzes and Jeopardy-esque questions, all revolving around this book. I think I may have a chance [INSERT SARCASM HERE].
On a brighter note, I saw these adorable pups at the Dane County Humane Society last night. They’re not up for adoption yet, but they should be soon. And they’re irresistible. See for yourself: