June 24, 2009

Double Negative INP and Book Reviews

If you've read The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, you should be pretty familiar with INPs. An INP stands for Imaginary Neglected Positive.

If there is an A in front of a word, it means the opposite of the word. Like, biotic and abiotic. The word agreement must mean the opposite of greement. But then again, disagreement means the opposite of agreement which has the same meaning as greement, so disagreement means greement and disagreement is a big double negative...but that's debatable, since greement is just an INP. But I've decided to believe in INPs. So it's not debatable by me.

Um...ok. That was short. I feel like I should be saying something else...erm... Any ideas?

"Nope! No ideas! Just finish this post early! Please! Write no more!" says that annoying reader who hates me but still reads Nadia Murti's Crazy Little Thoughts.

You know what, odious reader? I will FIND something to talk about, just because of that!

Ooh! You know what I'm going to do? Review!

I just finished A Little Friendly Advice and Audrey, Wait!

For the first half of this book, every time I went back to read it, it felt like I was doing some chore, you know? I just really didn't want to read it. Towards the second half of this 248-page book, I started liking it more, but I wasn't exactly addicted to it and it wasn't really a "page-turner." However, it was still good. It's not a good "Just For Fun" book, but it's a good discussion book. Also, it's all very relatable. Most people know what's it's like to not be able to trust a friend, or not know whether or not you should. And I'm sure lots of people know what it's like to have a broken family. So, yeah, I'd recommend it.

7.2 Stars out of 10!

AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway
This book, you may have heard, is very funny. But of course, that's not all there is. There's also romance and friendship and growing up. And all the characters are SO unique and original! Robin Benway makes her readers love Audrey's love interest, which was amazingly refreshing, since in the last couple books I've read I can't imagine why anyone would like the person that the main character likes. It seems that authors are forgetting the art of making your readers love the love interest. It's sad. But Benway hasn't forgotten. Yay. And you know how sometimes a character does something so stupid that when something bad happens to her as a result you can feel no remorse for her? Well, that doesn't happen. I mean, bad things happen because of things she does, but you love Audrey so much that you can't think she's stupid--you just have to take her side!

Yeah....it was an awesome book.

8.5 out of 10!

Sorry if those reviews didn't help or make sense--I'm hungry and can't think straight.

I'm off to food!

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