It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Smart Girls Get What They Want

Okay, so here’s what happens with me. I start out on Monday writing about all the books I’m reading or going to read that week.

And then I go and read completely different things.

Honestly, I really do want to read Drive by Daniel Pink.

But I put it somewhere in my house, and now I can’t find it. I would claim that I’m getting old, but I’ve pretty much always done this. It’ll show up.

We all by now know the acronym LOL (Laugh Out Loud, for those of you who have been disconnected from the Internet for the past decade and who probably, therefore, would have no business reading this post anyway).

But do you know the acronym “SALTS,” coined by DeRay Davis? This one describes the honest truth about what happens when we view or read some electronic humor and type “LOL.”

“Smiled a Little Then Stopped”

You can’t make this stuff up.

Usually when I’m reading a book that is funny, I could honestly say “SALTS.” And this is enough for me. I’m an easy going person; dry wit amuses me; I might nod in deep appreciation at an author’s turn of phrase.

Let me say, however, that when I was reading this book yesterday, I actually laughed out loud. More than once.

Smart Girls

No kidding. As in, I was laughing, listening to sound coming out of my mouth, and imagining a thought bubble over my head with the acronym “LOL” inside.

Too much information?

I know this book looks pretty girly, and it kind of is. I don’t care. I loved it. It’s also won a place on the 2013-2014 Texas Lone Star Reading List, chosen by Texas school librarians, if you’re keeping score.

And the dialogue, internal and external! So witty. This author knows how to make a smart girl joke. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a YA book that had such great character development and pacing and just all-around writing.

So, we’ll see what I’ll get around to actually reading this week. What are you reading?

“It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It’s a great way to keep track of what you’re reading and see what others are reading each week.


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