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"I’m always amazed at friends who say they try to read at night in bed but always end up falling asleep. I have the opposite problem. If a book is good I can’t go to sleep, and stay up way past my bedtime, hooked on the writing. Is anything better than waking up after a late-night read and diving right back into the plot before you even get out of bed to brush your teeth?" -John Walters 

LOVE reading. Although, I didn't actually start readingreading until July of 2012 when I got my Nook, the love of my life.

Abbreviations I use in my reviews:

WTS (Wrist Twitch Syndrome) - The compulsory jerking of the wrist in an effort to pitch the nook away from the body to reduce mental anguish and self inflicted bodily harm. 

ERS (Eye Roll Syndrome)The act of rolling one’s eyes multiple times in a matter of mere minutes.

The severity of this syndrome tend to vary from benign eye rolls every now and then, depending on the situation and protagonist, to intense eye rolls, of which, cause the body to seize up for minutes at a time.

**Both symptoms tend to manifest as a result of naive, stupid, clueless, lovesick, rose-glasses wearing puddle-depth fucktard protagonists or an ag-on-izing storyline.

Currently reading

Frankenstein: Prodigal Son
Scott Brick, Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Koontz

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) - Jamie McGuire 4.5 stars

I had initially rated it 5 stars but then remembered that I reserve 5 stars for books that have also earned their rightful place among the favorites (say it in a sing song voice) and even though I really really liked this book, it didn’t quite do it for me.

Although, I did find this one to be a definite page turner! I just couldn’t seem to put it down!

Except for when I got to page 117, my wrist jerked so violently that my nook almost made it out of my hand and connected with wall. I actually wanted to reach through the book and strangle the living shit out of Abby Abernathy. I saw red! I couldn’t think straight! My finger involuntarily inched up the side of the Nook and closed. the. book. AND I didn’t sleep very well that night, oh the anxiety! I was tossing and turning reliving Abby’s unacceptable stupidity and forced naivety over and over again! I was so completely and utterly disgusted with her actions and her justification, I was unsure of whether or not I should continue…

But, I persevered and I’m SO happy that I did!

These two are beyond dysfunctional but it was a believable dysfunction, I don’t condone Abby’s or Travis’ actions but they are young and they are stupid and they will make mistakes and they will learn from those mistakes but they are truly realistic characters (... well to an extent, I can handle Fight Club Maddox but to also throw in Lucky Thirteen? Hmph). I know I’ve seen their relationship in a movie before; the back and forth with the relationship, the thin line between love a hate, the case of the maybe/maybe not’s. And I thought their relationship was more believable than most of the “love” stories I’ve read this year, so was everyone’s actions and reactions in this story.

However, I’ve realized why it couldn’t become a favorite for me. I believe that McGuire is an excellent writer, but Abby went from one extreme to another. The ending actually took me by surprise, I wasn’t expecting that. My face actually scrunched up into the huh? face and my head cocked slightly to one side. I felt it was rushed and after everything they went through, I couldn’t understand the haste…until that last line.

It better not happen.

P.S. I love Mare and Shepley, they are just too dang on cute! And Finch is the bestest friend a girl can have.