Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Reading Slump Is Officially Over!


I am in love. With a book. Not almost in love. Not almost like being in love. Totally, completely, joyously in love.

This book is quirky, touching, absolutely freakin' hilarious, clever, and sweet. And a M/M love story. But it is not erotic. It is sweet. It is brilliant. I am in love.
(This book is definitely not for everyone, but since I love quirky stuff, it is right up my alley).

When I have finished, I will post a review. In the meantime, here is a snippet of dialogue that made me laugh out loud. In fact, this is the funniest thing I have read in a very long time!

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Gordo: ...Travis, if you'd taken Trig with me like I asked you to, you'd know by now that it doesn't matter if you like boys instead of girls because the formulas are all the same.

Travis: I never said I like boys!

Gordo: Ever beat off to Penthouse?

Travis: No.

Gordo: Ever collect baseball cards?

Travis: No.

Gordo: How old is Barbra Streisand?

Travis: 36. Three weeks ago.

Gordo: What do you need -- a fucking blueprint?

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Oh! Happy Weekend,
Penelope


8 comments:

Patti said...

Funny snippet - looking forward to your review!

Mary said...

I read his Days of Summer in January (I think) and became an instant fan. He's great!

Mary said...

That should be Last Days of Summer.

Penelope said...

Patti....it is soooooo good!

Hi Mary!--I heard that Last Days of Summer is also a great book...I will definitely be reading that one as soon as I finish Almost Like Being In Love! I think I'm going to be a stalker-like fan! :)

Carolyn Crane said...

Wow! I never even heard of this author, but I love your fun write-up, and I'll look forward to the review. Happy end-of-reading-slump!!

Penelope said...

Hi Carolyn! Maybe a month ago someone mentioned this book on the Ami boards, and I was intrigued. It was filed away in the recesses of my brain. And then I decided, what the hell, I'm in a huge reading slump, let's give it a try. It is totally perking me right up!

Michelle Polaris said...

You're going to lend me this book, right? When you're through with it for purposes of review? Yes? Yes, soon?

Penelope said...

Michelle...it's all yours...and the other Quirks have to read it, too! :)