Voyeurs & Vamps: Heady Reviews

First up is David Wallace Fleming’s Growing Up Wired

How would react to hearing the girl you’re interested in hook up with your fraternity brother? We follow Victor through a year at college as he falls deeper into the technological revolution, with MySpace and nearly-naked girls occupying a lot of his hard drive, and his journey to “get the girl.” He’s the underdog, at the mercy of his fraternity brothers, navigating the waters of underage drinking and a hint of hazing. In the end, he gets the girl and appears to lose his addiction to the barely-clad wonders of the Internet. A coming-of-age tale from the point of view of a young man in a college fraternity…not my usual cup of tea. But, I gave it a shot and was very surprised. I liked it! And, I was hooked by chapter 3. Fleming writes wonderfully. With a perfect balance of narrative and descriptive, the reader gets a rather exclusive look into a world to which the general populace is not usually privy. If you want something different than your “usual read,” pick this up and have a go.

Bella Forrest’s A Shade of Vampire

Being kidnapped by vampires wasn’t what Sophia expected on her birthday. She also did not expect to fall in love with the vampire prince, discover her best friend has been kidnapped, too, or that the prince would help them escape. This book was highly descriptive. So much so that I felt a part of the Shade community. The anxiety Sophia felt, the love, hatred, betrayal..I felt it all. Read it. You won’t be disappointed.

Coming up:

Tuesday 3/12 – “Accessibility: How Many Hoops Are Too Many?”

Friday 3/15: Excerpt of Timing with an update on NaNoEdMo

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