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This week I'm waiting on....
The Lighter Side of Life and Death by C.K. Kelly Martin
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Acclaimed YA author C. K. Kelly Martin offers a sexy, soulful story of one confused boy, two girls, and all the complications that ensue in this romantic feel-good love story that celebrates friendship, first love, first lust, and second chances.
Sixteen-year-old Mason Rice is having the night of his life. He's just delivered an incredible performance in the school play, basked in celebratory afterglow vibes at the party of the year, and lost his virginity to one of his best friends—the gorgeous but previously unobtainable Kat Medina. His dreams are coming true, and the future looks golden.
Unfortunately, Kat sees things very differently. Crossing the friendship line was a big mistake, and all she wants is to forget it and move on, even if that means forgetting Mason altogether. What's a guy to do? Well, if you're Mason, you hang your hopes on the first attractive twenty-three-year-old you cross paths with. At first Mason wonders if he's imagining the chemistry . . until Colette invites him over to her apartment. Suddenly Mason's living in a whole new world. From Amazon.com/books
-I read an excerpt from this book on the author's website. I was already intrigued by the title, (which doesn't seem to fit the subject matter so I want to know how that ties in) and the first chapter only made me want to read more. I think my attention was first drawn to this book because I saw the cover somewhere and it had an African American guy on it (yup that's usually all it takes for me to give a cover a 2nd glance). First lust isn't something I normally read about, but I need to expand my reading in YA and I've already read one positive review of this novel at Good Addiction Finally, I tend to like novels with guy main characters more often than I like novels with girl main characters. Not sure why this is, part of it may be because I love guys' frank sense of humor and easy going ways.
Reading in Color News
My blogaversary is coming up in 3 months (July). I'm not sure what to do. I know I want to have a giveaway if possible and a really great post about a year of Reading in Color, but that's all I've got so far. And perhaps that's enough. I'm not comfortable with asking authors and other bloggers to sing my praises in guest posts (plus if you read my blog, you know that I'm a complete dork with some good moments, haha), but I see many bloggers who do that. I see no problem with that, I love reading guest posts about bloggers, especially bloggers whose blogs I follow regularly and talk to quite often, but I don't think it's for me. Anyone have any suggestions of ways to celebrate my blogaversary?