I read a book on Saturday!
It shouldn’t be shocking since I write books, but I haven’t read anything for a while. Constant overtime at work leaves me with very little creative energy when I get home. On the good days, I manage to write a little for RTD or one of my other projects, but when I come home wanting to shoot my brains out, I sit in front of the TV and give into easy entertainment. No writing accomplished and definitely no reading, which sucks, since I’d rather read fiction than the THOUSANDS of aggravating emails at work from people who 1) don’t proof read or 2) are plain stupid or 3) only answer half my email which extends the conversation and slowly drains my life force from me ☹
But I like fiction, and I finally read a sample that kept me interested enough to throw my hard, soul-draining money at it.
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.
Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is a whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.
And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.
AKA: Modern Day You’ve Got Mail (which I loved!)
Yes, it’s YA romance and a trope I’m always interested in: enemies to lovers. My TBR list is pretty long, and I’ve been meaning to read *many* amazing-sounding books from other romance authors in the circle I run in, but I opened my Kindle, saw a suggested story and clicked. And enjoyed. Plus, I like the name Alex. He’s the hero in my BTT series, so obviously I’m attracted to it. 😊
Other than my book, Batman and I spent the weekend binge-watching Good Omens. Have you seen it? Angel and Demon have a bromance situation, and work together to prevent the end of the world after losing the Antichrist. It’s actually pretty good, and I love the fact that 20,000 Christians petitioned Netflix to stop showing it, especially since it’s on Amazon Prime.
Anyway, that’s all that’s new with me. One book, one show thoroughly binge-watched, and Batman and I secured our wedding planner. Look at us getting stuff done! The Universe kicked my ass a little last week, but thank God no spider’s nests…
What about you? How has life been? Read any good books/binge any good shows lately?