The Outlaw Life

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Lets talk books

on May 23, 2013

As you guys probably know by now, I’m currently in the process of getting my masters in library and information sciences. Which means I want to be a librarian for a living, mostly because I love books and talking about books just slightly more than I love running šŸ™‚

One of my classes this summer is a class focusing on resources and services for teen readers. So I wanted to do two things on the blog today:

1. I just finished the most wonderful book for the class


Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell is about a chubby redheaded girl and a half-Asian boy fall in love (don’t worry, that’s no spoiler). But its also about so much more than that!! Its a book about punk music and having a shitty family and being true to yourself. And love, of course, and high school, and how we communicate. And it didn’t make me feel cheesy or smarmy or like I needed to hide the front cover, which is a sensation I frequently get when reading teen fiction šŸ˜€ So I just wanted to tell you all about it so that the next time you’re in a bookstore you can look for it, because its fast and short and will make your life at least temporarily better šŸ™‚

2. I wanted to ask you guys what the last great book you read was?! It doesn’t have to be a teen book, but it totally can be. I mainly just want to know what the last book was that you stayed up to read, took a long lunch to finish, and/or couldn’t stop talking about?

Hope you all are having a wonderful Thursday. Tell me something that’s made you happy today? šŸ™‚


7 responses to “Lets talk books

  1. That is a great cover. Last book I stayed up late for was Gone Girl. Def not YA!

  2. Monicao says:

    Aubrey and I are reading Lemony Snickets. It’s pretty good šŸ™‚

    • Chelsea says:

      I LOVE Lemony Snickets! And mom said something about her wanting the Wimpy Kid books? Which ones has she read/does she still need?

      • Monicao says:

        Well, she has read 1 and is reading 2. Just wait and ask her though. She was super excited about them but I haven’t seen her read them in a week….

      • Chelsea says:

        I figured I’d just take her to the store one day with me when she’s here and point out a bunch of stuff she thinks looks interesting šŸ™‚

  3. Ohh I cant wait to read this, i’m adding it to my summer reading list šŸ™‚ last book i read was American Eve. it’s a good read about the first “It Girl” in america in the very early 20th century, and a retrospective look at the media and the culture of idolization that lay the foundation for the addiction to reality tv/voyeurism/paparazzi that we have today. its interesting how it happened, and how this girl’s life turned out. and a very happy thursday to you too my dear šŸ™‚

    • Chelsea says:

      Oh, Charlotte, this sounds totally awesome!!! As you well know about me by now, I’m a little pop culture obsessed with all things ‘trashy’ and voyeuristic (AKA The Real World, TMZ, and all their love children) so a book about how all that crazy soul train started? Yes, please!

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