Welcome to our Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!
We’re done trying to make this a blog hop, but still feel free to participate! Maybe someday we’ll try to make it happen as a blog hop again, but right now we feel like Gretchen trying to make ‘fetch’ happen.
This morning Kim is reading:
The Cartel by Don Winslow
Kate here: Kim may or may not be reading today. I know yesterday she did a lot of adulting, so I’m not sure there was a lot of time for reading. She did survive the first week of the school, so that’s an accomplishment! And last weekend she even managed to blog a bit for some upcoming #BloggersDressedInBlood posts because she is made of awesome (and no, you can’t have her as your co-blogger, she’s mine).
This morning Kate is reading:
This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston
Okay, the main character, also named Kate, works for the DA as part of a paid high school internship. This may or may not surprise some of you, but when I was a little midnight book girl, for a year or so I really wanted to grow up to be a lawyer. I even checked out law books from the library. I was maybe 10 or 11. The law books were boring as hell, though, and once I realized all the work that had to go into becoming a lawyer (with my ultimate goal of being a judge on serial killer cases, because you know that’s totally a thing), I decided that it wasn’t the job for me. I’d rather read crime novels and watch Criminal Minds and Ally McBeal because the reality is that the law can be frightfully boring. My dad went to law school for a bit, until he and my mom added to their family a little quicker than planned and he settled for working for the government… which is just as well because my dad had an explosive Irish temper, so he’d probably have been held in contempt by judges all the time and I would have had to visit him jail. But that’s probably what got me into the idea of being a lawyer.
So. I’m still in the early parts of this book (which is for the best, because it feel like the hooks are already in and I haven’t had the time to sit and binge read until the end). Kate at 17 pretty much has my dream job (I will happily file all day long if I can also look at police interviews, examine autopsy reports and witness statements), when 5 boys at the local prep school go hunting and only 4 come back. That Kate knew the boy who didn’t come back further deepens the plot, that the prep school boys end up at her high school because I guess being murder suspects can get you ejected from private schools no matter how large the checks your parents are writing are, and that they are all kind of hot, also complicates things. I have a feeling this is gonna be good (also I borrowed it from Kim, months ago).
Totally recommending this for #BloggersDressedInBlood: