So, I got married. It was awesome, and I'm really happy.
I've been thinking about this blog a little and I think I need to start writing about only the things that really interest me. Those things, namely, are:
1. Young adult lit. Any kind, really. I tend not to read books marketed to boys (especially realistic boy fiction), but my tastes here are fairly broad.
2. TV. Yep, I am fully addicted to TV. This summer has been pretty slow, television-wise, so I've been devouring about a book a day. I know this is good for me, but I'm also super-psyched for the fall season to start up.
Um....that's about it. There are other things I care about, like vegetarian recipes, dorky point-and-click games, girly movies, knitting, celebrity gossip (although I am really trying to wean myself off of this), animals wearing outfits, abortion rights (how did that slip in there?!)...but I think it will be easiest/most fun for me to write about YA and TV.
Okay, I want to mention three things before I head off to bed.
1. Veronica Mars. I admitted to my husband this afternoon that I have not yet watched the final two episodes because I don't want the series is over. He told me that this is unhealthy behavior. I guess I am still in denial. I heard the other day that Kristen Bell (who is probably one of my top-three favorite actresses, in part because she's an animal-rights activist) might be guest-starring on Lost this year. Now, I stopped watching Lost sometime last year because I got so sick of the stupid run-around the writers/producers were putting the viewers through. I'm still curious to see what happens, but I'm not interested in watching the journey there, since the pace is so excrutiating. However...smart move, Lost! I think there are plenty of broken-hearted V Mars fans out there who are going to tune in just to see KB on the small screen again. I might have to! What am I going to do without the sass this year? We'll see how it goes--I'll watch the first ep with her in it (if she ends up doing it) and decide then, I guess.
2. 24. The franchise lost me last year. I'm going to rent the entire first season of Heroes and then start watching that instead.
3. Stephenie Meyers books. Meg Cabot had a great post in her blog (scroll down to the August 9 entry) about how, as a feminist, she rejects the idea that a girl should have to change her entire being--her species, for god's sake--for a boy. Tooootally agree about the gross message that these books are sending teenage girls. (Full disclosure: I've only read Twilight, but I've read reviews/synopses of the other two.) But I hate Edward Cullen. I find him mean, bullying, violent, and abusive. Yeah, he's good-looking and mysterious. But does that mean that a girl--conveniently, a clumsy, incompetent one--should follow him around and let him treat her like she's helpless and take his crap just because he's hot, moody, and secretive? No! I've been in that real-life relationship and it is baaaaaad news. I know that there are a lot of romance books out there that follow this theme, but the Meyer books are super popular at my library, not to mention nationwide, and I find that troubling. Yeah, I'm going to put them on the shelf becaused it's my job to give the kids what they want, but I'm not going to like it.
That's it for now. School starts up in a couple of weeks. Yikes!