I have returned from the horrible world of University Essay Land! I should have thought more about starting one of these 30 Day Book Challenges right before the beginning of Essay Season, but I guess I am secretly a masochist or something? Whatever. Let’s get back to work shall we?
A Guilt Pleasure Book? Errrr. This one is not only tough to figure out, but it’s also kind of embarrassing. Now when I finally admit my guilty pleasure please don’t jump on me right away… read my reasoning and then you can judge me all you want. Sound like a good deal? Awesome.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE
This one probably comes as a shock to you all. In the review I made it pretty clear how disgusted I was with the book… When it comes down to it, it’s not the actual book that I like it’s how I go around reading them. Let’s have a little bit of a flashback, shall we?
When I picked up ttyl to read for the review, I found myself struggling to get through this piece of….. literature? At about page 40 I found that I really wanted to give up. It felt like I had been reading the stupid thing for hours, days, years, millennia…. you get the point. All of a sudden I had this deep urge to take a pen and circle the sentence that I was on and leave a comment for the unfortunate person who was going to read this book next. AND BAM! A new game was born. At first it was a little bit difficult to do. I’m obsessive with my books, I had a hard time hi-lighting in text books when I first started taking literature courses… but here I was happily scrawling away at the random stuff I found myself reading. Next thing I knew I was telling Chelsey about my interesting adventures and how her reading of the book was going to be twice as enjoyable as my read through. Chelsey took the book and a different colour pen and took part in what is now the Internet Girls Book ritual. But it didn’t stop there.
As I write this blog post, my poor copy of ttyl is circulating with whomever I can talk into reading it and writing in it. Eventually when this book finds it’s way back to me, we’ll probably make a video talking about our favourite comments found in the book. I guess that is something to look forward to.