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:
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Kate here: According to Kim’s Goodreads status (yes, my co-blogger and I often stalk one another on social media, no biggie), she’s not enjoying this as much as previous Kinsella books. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Kinsella’s romances, I barely got through Shopoholic, whereas Kim enjoyed the whole series, but I really did enjoy her book Can You Keep a Secret?, and I know Kim has enjoyed other books by the author. Hopefully this one gets better, Kim! If not, I just finished Molly Harper’s new steamy book How To Date Your Dragon, which was sexy and snarky.
This morning Kate is reading:
If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say by Leila Sales
I just started this one, and my stomach is already in knots. I really loved This Song Will Save Your Life, and I admire that Sales tackles harder subjects in her YA. I’m not sure how this one will turn out. Right from the start you know that Winter, the main character, tweets something incredibly ignorant and racist, and was oblivious to how it would sound. Because she’s a little famous (she is a previous Scripp’s Spelling Bee winner), her tweet goes viral, and the world’s response ranges from shock, sadness, disappointment, anger, outrage, hate to death threats. Like the main character of Tease by Amanda Maciel, Winter is not the victim, but rather the perpetrator, and I’m hoping to see some growth from her. I do think this is a subject matter that people, young people especially, need to talk about. That in this day and age the things we say are forever, and that words DO matter and sometimes one thing you’ve said will the only thing most people know and judge you for. There is also the very real addiction to moral outrage- we’re all guilty of it at times (how many authors behaving badly controversies have I eagerly watched on Twitter, or the book blogger scandals that have occurred?). and the sometimes vicious online attacks that result. I hope this book will start a conversation, but I can see that this book is just as likely to court controversy… so we’ll see!