Just Thoughts... Post Hibernation
Thought # 1
When I was little I learnt English-language songs by listening to them, so I didn't always get the lyrics rights. (This was pre-Internet, so my two sources for checking were Dad and dictionary, neither totally fool-proof). Most of the time, the lyrics I came up with were phonetically sound but otherwise nonsensical. I've come a long way from my guessing-what-that-word-really-is days, but every time I hear Queen's Show Must Go On, it puts a melancholic smile to my face as I remember me and a friend wondering what the heck "SHOW-BASKILLO" really means... (we were kids, OK?)
Thought # 2
This is something I'm not going to say lightly, but I'm a tiny bit sexist when it comes to reading YA books... I just connect so much better to those written by female authors... There's something about a view of the world. Of course, there's no guarantee I'm going to automatically love a book just because it's written by a lady, but statistically speaking... Having said that, I just finished Rick Yancey's The Fifth Wave and Neal Shusterman's Unwind, and moderately enjoyed both. But, I'm now digging my teeth into Kelley Armstrong's VISIONS and I have to say, so far I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE it! So happy I decided to read it after I had an unfortunate DNF experience with Armstrong's foray into fantasy.