i haven’t been this excited about an awards show in years. there are so many astounding tv and movie nominations plus tina fey and amy poehler are hosting.
i gave Edward VII (The Heir Apparent) a brief intermission while i read How I Live Now.
How I Live Now is a YA book that i found entertaining, well-written and a quick read. it also made me cry like a baby. highly recommended.
synopsis from amazon.com:
“Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.
As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.
A riveting and astonishing story.”
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