Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What We're Reading Wednesday

I recently finished a Veronica Mars binge. I somehow missed watching it as a teenager/younger adult but I still found it hilarious and oddly charming today. In the span of a few weeks, I watched the entire series, the film, AND read the two books.

If you watched the show, then you need to read the books. Each book was like watching an episode of Veronica Mars! I was actually impressed; I expected them to be lacking but they really weren't. I could really *hear* the characters through the dialogue and writing. Now I'm just recovering from learning that there won't be a third book. WHYYYYY?
Currently reading:

I want to like this book. It's written by Lorelai Gilmore Lauren Graham, who I loved on Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. But... I've had it for 2 weeks and I've only read a few pages. For some reason, I'm just not excited about it. I'm going to try to finish it, I owe Lorelai that much.

This novel, on the other hand, has my full attention. It's a really interesting concept, and one that would have shaken my world if I'd read it as a young adult (you know, like it's intended). Vivian Apple is a unbeliever in a world that is obsessed with a made-up religion. Everyone from the President of the US, to her parents, to her former friends are believers and anticipate the rapture in the near future. The story explains what happens after the rapture actually happens. So far, Vivian has moved to a different city with her grandparents (also unbelievers) but I sense she's going to leave. What I found interesting from the beginning is that in a world of 90% believers, only a few thousand are raptured. What a smart point the author is making!

Linking up with the lovely House Wife Spice!


  1. I was there for the Veronica Mars series and loved every episode. Well, at least the first (best) season. I'm glad to hear the books are up to snuff! On the other hand, I've just discovered Gilmore Girls, so I have a lot of catching up to do.

    1. I still think about the episodes daily! The books made me so happy in that they continued the Logan saga... I'm such a girl :)