Hey ya’ll! I am coming at ya with a “weekly” meme thanks to my friend Joe over @ Storeys of Stories! I really liked this idea because it is less commitment on my part (I don’t have to do it EVERY week, only when I start a new book) and gets me talking about books I have just started (or want to start very soon).
Straight from the horse’s mouth (if you will):
First Impression Friday will be a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little farther. Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. Did you think you’d love it and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you exactly right? I think what will really make this meme a lot of fun, is linking back to it from your review to say, “Look at how wrong I was!” OR “See? I knew it all along!”
This week I started:
Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley
This is like my perfect read right now. It is a non-fiction graphic novel about the author’s personal experience planing her wedding (and all the events leading up to it). I see now that the author is a fairly well established graphic novelist already, but this is the first book of hers that I am picking up. It is quirky and cute, and I LOVE the addition of her real life photos at the end of each chapter. It really ties the whole story together. Since I am in the midst of planning my own wedding, there are things that I find myself “YAS GIRL”-ing to while reading. I both like and dislike that it is the true story of how her experience was. The only reason I say that is because at some points, the details, while I know super important to her, seem boring and meh. Part one was about “the boy” in which we learn the backstory to this engagement. I am currently in the middle of part two “the bride” (around 92 pages). I think my prediction for this will be a solid 4 stars. Like I said, some of it is a bit boring, but I still enjoy it, and the unique perspective/theme of this story.